Like the indescribable aroma of fresh baked bread, wafting from the kitchens of our childhoods, comes this wonderful book all about bread.
Easy Breadmaking for Special Diets considers making dozens of different kinds of bread from a wide variety of flours, some of whose names you may have never even heard. It deals with making bread by many techniques, from “by hand” to using the most sophisticated equipment and ovens available. It analyzes the nutritional values of the recipes for you, and shows you how to fit bread into any health-conscious diet.
It offers hope to the environmentally sensitive person who has become resigned to giving up the comfort of having bread as a basic part of any meal. The author shows you how to make really good bread without yeast, milk, eggs, wheat, or salt — all those things you thought were absolutely essential for bread making.
This is a book for people who want to make more bread, for people who want to start making bread, and for people, who because of their allergies, are afraid to make bread. It’s all here for you. Enjoy!
Elizabeth Pinar, M.S., R.D.
Medical Nutrition Consultant in private practice
Dietetics Educator – Master Teacher Emeritus, Front Range Community College
Author of menu planning software including Dinner! for Windows
Bread, the Staff of Life
Bread is the most basic of all foods; it is called the staff of life. Without it, our diets do not seem complete. For 2000 years, people have been asking, “Give us this day our daily bread.” The USDA’s new food guide pyramid tells us that breads and grains should be the largest part of a health-promoting diet. And yet, those of us on special diets may find it difficult or impossible to purchase commercially made bread that conforms to the diets we must follow for good health.
If you are on a special diet, there is no reason to despair. You can make your own bread quickly and easily. You can take charge of your health and take charge of your life. You will be in control of what you eat and will find that your homemade bread tastes better than any bread you have eaten before. Our homes smell wonderful when we bake. If we want to have bread that will keep us healthy on our special diets, we can make our own.
When you first embark upon a special diet, the challenge of making all of your own bread can seem overwhelming. However, with the many labor-saving devices now available, it does not have to be difficult or take all day like it used to for our grandmothers. Mixers and food processors can do the heavy work of kneading dough, microwave ovens can help it rise in record time, a tortilla maker can press and cook a tortilla all in one operation, or a bread machine can do the whole job of making bread for you from start to finish.
The purpose of this book is to help you achieve good health by following your special diet and to enjoy the simple pleasures of homemade bread while saving you time and effort in the kitchen. The investment you make in good health for yourself and those you love is well worth the effort involved.
Recommended by Experts:
Easy Breadmaking for Special Diets solves a problem common to patients on special diets, that of how to make your own breads and dessert with a minimum of time and effort. If you or your family members are on a special diet, this book will be very helpful to you, even if you’ve never cooked before.
William G. Crook, M.D.,
Author of The Yeast Connection,
Detecting Your Hidden Allergies,
and many other books
Ms. Dumke has done the impossible! Imagine – wonderful breads from a huge variety of flours, yeast breads using non-gluten flours, quick breads that are yeast-free, and even cakes. I’ve used a bread machine for four years and never imagined it could be so versatile. This book opened my mind to all kinds of possibilities – it’s and amazing body of incredibly original work.
Marjorie H. Jones, R.N.
Author of The Allergy Self-Help Cookbook
Easy Breadmaking for Special Diets is the perfect book for bread machine owners who bake for anyone on a special diet. Nickie provides some great insight into the use of bread machines with some of the more difficult ingredients that are used on special diets. Best of all, these recipes really work and produce delicious breads that will appeal to everyone, regardless of diet!
Ada Lai, Editor of
The Magic Bread Letter newsletter
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