Gluten-Free Miniature Desserts: Tartlets, Mini Pies, Cake Pops, and More

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There's one thing that has helped me stay on track with my whole foods diet. Sweets. Yes, that's not a typo.

I'm a firm believer that you shouldn't deprive yourself of what you love. For me, it's chocolate.  And, caramel. Oh, and cookies. Enjoying these goodies in moderation makes it easier to eat sensibly the rest of the time.

When a copy of Gluten-Free Miniature Desserts: Tartlets, Mini Pies, Cake Pops, and More from Abigail R. Gehring came across my desk I was delighted. The whole idea of this cookbook focuses on enjoying sweets in respectable portions. Sign me up!

I know when I make a pan of brownies or a homemade pie I want to cut huge, decadent pieces. Well, that's what leads to bad eating habits and a little extra padding around the mid-section, you know?

With Abigail's recipes, you can enjoy your sweets without the worry of an allergy reaction if you're gluten sensitive or have Celiac Disease. Yes!

OK, so what's inside the book?
  • You'll find helpful information on baking with gluten-free flours and ingredients. I know my first few ventures into working with rice flour and xanthan gum were disastrous. This book takes out the guesswork if you're new to gluten-free baking.
  • The book includes tips for finding uncommon ingredients (like gluten-free graham crackers) or necessities like cake pop sticks for making bite-size desserts.
  • And of course, there's recipes galore! Get ready to drool over cakes, cheesecake, petit fours, tartlets, whoopie pies, cobblers, mini pies, galettes, parfaits, frozen treats and even bonbons! Hungry yet?
The only thing missing is a break down on the nutritional value and calorie counts of each recipe. But then again, maybe I don't want to know. Sweets are treats, not meals!

I simply can't wait to wrap my lips around the rhubarb shortcake sliders once the stalky vegetable is in season. What's your favorite dessert to make? Tell me all about it in the comments below!

Until Next Time,
Choose Healthy!

Angela Tague
Whole Foods Living

Disclosure: The cookbook, Gluten-Free Miniature Desserts: Tartlets, Mini Pies, Cake Pops, and More from Abigail R. Gehring, mentioned in this blog post was provided free of charge from Skyhorse Publishing for review purposes. No monetary compensation was sought or awarded in exchange for the review. All thoughts expressed on Whole Foods Living are solely my own. ~Angela

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