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4 Brilliant Books for Free-From Baking

by Lottie Huckle

published on 12 April 2016

Gluten-free and missing cake? Never fear! We’ve pulled together 4 brilliant books for free-from baking. Between them, they cater for gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free, vegetarian and vegan diets, so it’s time to get inspired – and hungry…

1. Naturally Sassy

Free from: meat, dairy and wheat

Saskia’s cookbook is filled with recipes using unrefined, plant-based food. A great book for free-from baking inspiration.

Recipes to look out for: Sticky Toffee Pudding (p.191), Caramel Mousse with Raw Chocolate Ganache (p. 205) and Strawberry and Coconut Ice-lollies (p.183), pictured below. 

Best Gluten-free, Dairy-free & Vegan Baking Books | UK Cookbooks - naturally sassy

2. Red Velvet and Chocolate Heartache

Free-from: wheat

Want to have your cake and eat it? Then Harry Eastwood’s book is for you. It’s packed with innovative recipes that use the structure of vegetables rather than wheat flour to make these bakes gluten-free. Think Pistachio Chocolate Cake using courgette and Cherry and Almond Cake using potato. 

Recipes to look out for: Banana and Toffee Sticky Cake (p. 82) pictured below, Orange Squash Cupcakes (p .18).

Best Gluten-free, Dairy-free & Vegan Baking Books | UK Cookbooks - red velvet and chocolate heartache

3. The Foodie Teen

Free from: gluten and refined sugar. 

After being diagnosed with autoimmune disease, Alessandra Peters refused to be condemned to a life of bland, boring food. Enter The Foodie Teen Cookbook, packed with free-from recipes including sweet and savoury snacks to keep you going and some truly drool-worthy bakes.

Recipes to look out for: Decadent Coconut Hot Chocolate (p. 48) pictured below. 

Best Gluten-free, Dairy-free & Vegan Baking Books | UK Cookbooks - the foodie teen

4. Ms Cupcake: The Naughtiest Vegan Cakes in Town

Free from: dairy, eggs and can be made gluten-free

Think vegan baking is boring? Think again! Ms. Cupcake’s cookbook is packed with bakes that everyone will want a slice of.

Recipes to look out for: Carrot Maple Nut Muffins (p. 43) and the outrageous Rhubarb and Custard Cake (p. 67) below. 

Best Gluten-free, Dairy-free & Vegan Baking Books | UK Cookbooks - Ms Cupcake

And one to watch… Livia’s Kitchen.

We’re excited for the release of Livia’s Kitchen (out 5th May), which promises to be another free-from baking bible. We’ve had a sneak peek and our stomachs are already rumbling over the Raw Banoffee Pie Slab, Apricot Tart and Summer Peach Crumble. Preorder your copy here

Livia's Kitchen Free from baking - Best Gluten-free, Dairy-free & Vegan Baking Books | UK Cookbooks

Looking for more free-from cookbooks? Check out The Happy Pear, The Genius Gluten-free Cookbook and Oh She Glows


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