[Download] ➸ Let Them Eat Cake: Classic, Decadent Desserts with Vegan, Gluten-Free & Healthy Variations: More Than 80 Recipes for Cookies, Pies, Cakes, Ice Cream, and More! By Gesine Bullock-Prado – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk

Let Them Eat Cake: Classic, Decadent Desserts with Vegan, Gluten-Free & Healthy Variations: More Than 80 Recipes for Cookies, Pies, Cakes, Ice Cream, and More! In Today S Allergy Prone And Health Obsessed World, There Are Times When The Refined Sugar, Eggs, Wheat, Or Butter In Our Favorite Treats Just Won T Cut It Let Them Eat Cake Includes Plus Classic Recipes In All Their Extravagant Glory, As Well As The Secrets To Making Three Alternative Versions Of Each One Healthy, Gluten Free, And Vegan From A Fudgy Chocolate Bundt And Maple Madeleines To Meyer Lemon Mile High Pie And Banana Split Ice Cream, This Collection Of Cookies, Muffins, Brownies, Pies, And Cakes Proves That, No Matter Your Preferences, You Can Always Have Your Cake And Eat It, Too

10 thoughts on “Let Them Eat Cake: Classic, Decadent Desserts with Vegan, Gluten-Free & Healthy Variations: More Than 80 Recipes for Cookies, Pies, Cakes, Ice Cream, and More!

  1. says:

    If this cookbook were an animal, it d be a platypus Male platypuses have venomous spurs on their hind feet Did you know that But they only produce venom during breeding season, which is between June and October Their venom isn t lethal to humans, but its effects have been described as excruciatingly painful This cookbook isn t venomous, and instead of excruciatingly painful, it s actually quite delightful The author s funny, able to admit when she s made a mistake, and is capable of point If this cookbook were an animal, it d be a platypus Male platypuses have venomous spurs on their hind feet Did you know that But they only produce venom during breeding season, which is between June and October Their venom isn t lethal to humans, but its effects have been described as excruciatingly painful This cookbook isn t venomous, and instead of excruciatingly painful, it s actually quite delightful The author s funny, able to admit when she s made a mistake, and is capable of pointing out the problems of palm oil in a non confrontational way The book, though, is like if you started out with a beaver, and then someone was like, oh, but what if I can t do buck teeth And someone else was like, my daughter only likes animals with duckbills And then suddenly it s laying eggs and has venomous spurs on his heels.BECAUSE I swear this made sense when I started out this book takes a standard, traditional muffin, quick bread, cake, pie, tart, or cookie recipe, and THEN it gives you a vegan variation, a gluten free variation, and a healthier variation, which in this case means a version with a lower glycemic index andfiber and nutrients So, like, grapeseed oil instead of butter, and whole wheat or spelt flour rather than white flour.It s unwieldy As someone who is currently cooking gluten free, I m fine with checking this out of the library, but I m not going to buy it I guess if you were experimenting with your diet, or you bake with wheat at home, but need to make things vegan for the people at work, or gluten free for your in laws, ornutritious for the school bake sale then maybe The focus is definitely on the traditional recipe, with little boxes afterwards or on the pages before, the book s not picky or well organized that explain how to make it vegan, or GF, or healthier by adding egg substitutes or switching out the flours Sometimes the vegan variation will require an entirely different recipe, which is actually easier to deal with than a paragraph of text about substitutions, so while I might try making the biscuits and scones, I m going to photocopy the recipe and write in the GF changes myself Using this as a book would require a lot of flipping back and forth between the main recipe and the variations I imagine it d be very easy to make a mistake and put in the wrong amount of something.So the layout is kind of baroque, but the colors are nice, and almost every recipe has a photo, even if they re sometimes a few pages away from the recipe I suspect that the photos are of the traditional recipes, though, rather than any of the variants, because I m a suspicious person by nature, and we all know vegan or gluten free baked goods don t always look as nice as the traditional versions Oh, can you merge two variants together and make a vegan gluten free whatever Never once brought up by the author So I m guessingtry that at your own risk If you re interested in cutting down on wheat or animal products, or if you cook for several groups of people with different dietary restrictions, then maybe this is the book for you If you re straight up vegan and or gluten free, I don t see the point The recipes are pretty standard fare, except for the cake section which is full on bananas they involve a lot of layers, if you have the time for that Measurements are by volume and weight grams , and there s a helpful introduction to each recipe, but no storage advice, and the index isn t thorough enough for me

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    From the main title I was expecting it to be heavy on cake recipes and really there were very few, but it does give a nice variety of desserts I m a purist when it comes to desserts, I d rather eat less of the real thing than loads of a healthy imitation, and happily I suffer from no food allergies aside from Strawberries but since I loath fruit it s not much of an issue That being said, this was one of the most clever cookbooks I ve ever seen, offering variations to please everyone from h From the main title I was expecting it to be heavy on cake recipes and really there were very few, but it does give a nice variety of desserts I m a purist when it comes to desserts, I d rather eat less of the real thing than loads of a healthy imitation, and happily I suffer from no food allergies aside from Strawberries but since I loath fruit it s not much of an issue That being said, this was one of the most clever cookbooks I ve ever seen, offering variations to please everyone from health nuts to special diets The first thing I might try from this are the sugar cones which are made in a regular frying pan since a waffle cone maker is one of the few kitchen appliances I don t own

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    I saw this in the library and checked in out in ebook form specifically for the peanut butter cookies recipe From the title, I expected the focus to b on cakes, but it s pretty evenly split amoung cookies, pies, cakes, and pastries The book does a lot of things right from a format standpoint The table of contents includes every recipe with links that take you directly to that recipe No tapping through for half an hour trying to remember where that one recipe was that looked interesting I m I saw this in the library and checked in out in ebook form specifically for the peanut butter cookies recipe From the title, I expected the focus to b on cakes, but it s pretty evenly split amoung cookies, pies, cakes, and pastries The book does a lot of things right from a format standpoint The table of contents includes every recipe with links that take you directly to that recipe No tapping through for half an hour trying to remember where that one recipe was that looked interesting I m not sure why they didn t follow through with the index rather than just doing a search word index Search words are pretty much useless with ebooks It s not that much harder to provide links As for graphics and layout, the book is colorful and generous with terrific photos Most of the pictures are of finished desserts, but there are a couple of recipes where step by step assembly photos were both well utilized and probably necessary Font size and contrast is good, and the recipes are laid out well enough that you can set a tablet on the counter and still follow directions Personally, I prefer recipe steps to be numbered because it s easier to cook from and not lose one s place, but bullets are better than nothing I can t speak for the variations the healthy, vegan, gluten free, etc variations because I couldn t care less about them For those who might care, the format might get a little cumbersome is if one is trying to use the variations for vegan, GF and allergy versions The variations are after the recipe, so you have to read the entire recipe first, then note the variation Guess what You should always read the entire recipe first anyway That s Rule 1 when cooking from a recipe There was really no way the author could include all the variations any other way without making the book four times longer In spite of all the things the book does right, it just didn t appeal to me that much The two peanut butter cookie recipes wereOK I ve had better I ve had worse I wouldn t spit it out, but I wouldn t go out of my way for them Except for the fig cake love figs I din t see anything else in the book that made me want to run to the kitchen and start cooking And I ve never seen fresh figs where I live, so any temptation there was purely theoretical I think the biggest turn off for me, however, was the author s tone Too many exclamation marks and far too much blog like humble brag and cutesy contrived enthusiasm In the end, I rate cookbooks mostly on the answer to three questions Did I learn anything new Is it functional i.e can I take it into the kitchen and cook from it without wanting to throw it out a window Will I want to cook from itthan once For this one, the answers are no, mostly, and nope

  4. says:

    As someone with low blood sugar and also a Celiac sufferer with a dairy intolerance, this book certainly gives me plenty of options and pictures I just love a cookbook that has pictures and recipes for things that I can actually eat grin

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    This cookbook doesn t even bother with boring bread and muffins it s all dessert It s also not strictly a gluten free cookbook Rather, it offers gluten free variations as well as vegan and healthy ones.l admit it I went straight to the Pop tarts And I wondered would the author offer me an actual alternate gluten free recipe, or just tell me to substitute a GF blend Because I could do that with any cookbook As it turns out, the recipe does provide a reasonable looking sorghum brown ric This cookbook doesn t even bother with boring bread and muffins it s all dessert It s also not strictly a gluten free cookbook Rather, it offers gluten free variations as well as vegan and healthy ones.l admit it I went straight to the Pop tarts And I wondered would the author offer me an actual alternate gluten free recipe, or just tell me to substitute a GF blend Because I could do that with any cookbook As it turns out, the recipe does provide a reasonable looking sorghum brown rice flour blend with potato starch and tapioca, although the resulting dough is noted as delicate to work with Some of the other recipes, like the brownie variations, had a much sketchier flour substitution cornstarch.I found the cookbook hard to browse although it was in color, most of the color was dedicated to cute formatting, borders, and boxes for all the variations There were few pictures, and I found myself skipping through recipes In the end, the recipes I found were similar to ones I have in other cookbooks already, like Samoas try The Ultimate Gluten Free Cookie Cookbook if your ears perked up for that one coffee cake, cherry pie ice creams There were some really fancy cakes if you re into that, but I m not In the end, this cookbook just wasn t the right fit for me

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    I was interested in this book for the vegan recipes It hurts my heart to give it 2 stars, especially since the color photos are gorgeous and the desserts look tempting Not a problem The recipes are complicated, but fancy dessert recipes often are Not a problem The book gives complex step by step directions Problem To convert a recipe to the vegan version you must refer to a shaded box, with an 8 point font on a different page than the page with the complex directions Actually using the r I was interested in this book for the vegan recipes It hurts my heart to give it 2 stars, especially since the color photos are gorgeous and the desserts look tempting Not a problem The recipes are complicated, but fancy dessert recipes often are Not a problem The book gives complex step by step directions Problem To convert a recipe to the vegan version you must refer to a shaded box, with an 8 point font on a different page than the page with the complex directions Actually using the recipe requires repeatedly flipping back and forth between the main page of ingredients, the page with the vegan variations and the page that lists the preparation steps that apply to using those vegan substitute ingredients I think the author tried to accommodate too many audiences and the result is a book that raised and then crushed my hopes

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    Loved that this book provides so many flexible options on how to make these yummy desserts And it s written by an experienced pastry chef in dealing with all sorts of accommodations with her clients, from allergies to dietary preferences There are some ingredients that can t easily be found in stores hello, VersaWhip 600k , but fortunately, there is a list of resources at the end.

  8. says:

    Great cookbook But then again, I love baking way too much I think it s brilliant how she has the traditional master recipe with variations for GF and vegan noted underneath In the GF recipes, the flour mixtures weren t complicated I made the GF version of the madeleines and they were delicious I d enjoy having my own copy to have when traditionally made treats aren t on the menu.

  9. says:

    The desserts looked good But I was surprised that most recipes I wanted where not vegan. Sure she had the vegan substitutes after recipe but a lot didn t have vegan. All ice cream was not vegan. Which I need b c im allergic to all dairy, wheat,corn,soy and eggs Hence why I look for Gf vegan baking Also felt like she used a lot of sugar and corn in recipes but that might be get me.

  10. says:

    A books of desserts with vegan options Yay We loved the Chippy Chocolate Cookies and Peanutbutter Toga Cookies I liked having substitutions explained I liked that the recipes were not too weird, time consuming, or complicated I will definitely come back to this book for a sweet tooth fix.

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