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I'm so glad I didn't listen to the low ratings on this book. There are lots of good recipes and colorful pictures in it. It has the same Betty Crocker quality as we have known in the years past. I only wish it had the ring binding to keep it around for many years to come.
As for the fact that it has a lot of Betty Crocker mixes in it, no problem. It's very easy to substitute box mixes for your own mixes (from scratch or otherwise). (The book even has one scratch mix listed for you, I think it's at the beginning of the baked goods section.) For me, instead of Betty Crocker Bisquick Box Mix (which I can't use because of the heavy rice flour in it) I use Bob's Red Mills Baking Mix. It's a GF bisquick-type of mix without the rice flour. Works like a charm.
Bottom line for me is it has lots of quick and easy recipes which I appreciate.
There are only 20 out of 150 recipes that would be considered a meal. The rest are surgery sweets and some bread recipes. I’m not interested in a book full of recipes I can’t use. I’m just looking for gluten free recipes that are real food.
I love love love this cookbook! I am forced to eat gluten free due to Celiac disease and tired of finding nothing but "health food" recipes when searching for gluten free dishes. If that's your thing great but I miss all the hearty comfort foods I grew up on. This book has them all. I saw a lot of people saying in the reviews that they didn't like that so many recipes call for gluten free Bisquick. Personally I prefer not to buy five different flours, tapioca, xanthum gum, potato starch....you get the idea. As far as availability, I bough it on Amazon.
Betty Crocker's Gluten Free cookbook is probably the most "normal" selection of Gluten Free recipes out of the several Gluten Free cookbooks I've tried. It has many easy and tasty recipes using the Gluten Free Bisquick mix for several foods. I didn't think I would ever have fried chicken again but there was a great recipe for a coating. Have fixed several of the dishes in here and love the Betty Crocker cake, brownie and chocolate chip cookie mixes as well for cheaper Gluten Free desserts than you can buy in the stores.
Bought this for the odd visitor who might be gluten intolerant. We used it very little. But now it will be very useful as my husband has just been diagnosed as gluten intolerant. Lots of great recipes for help on this new journey. Thank you Betty Crocker!
The recipes for breads (especially yeasted breads) and cakes from scratch are terrific - all I have tried so far. I have gotten really good results, full of flavor, and the recipes even leave some room for improvisation, a rarity in gluten-free baking. Betty Crocker has test kitchens and highly trained food specialists and the difference shows in this book - flavor and texture are all a step above. I have no quibble with using convenience products occasionally - gluten-free cooking can be labor-intensive and fussy, and short-cuts are sometimes welcome. I wish there had been more main-dish ideas.
There are some good basic recipes here. I don't like the texture of GF Bisquick, and there are many recipes in this book that call for it, so I use Better Batter baking mix instead. I also don't like recipes that use bean flours because of the flavors, and there are a few here. That said, there are some good recipes for vegetables, entrees, and even appetizers that are naturally gluten free that are simple and fast. It's not the best GF cookbook out there, but I'm still glad I have it.
This is my first week of being gluten free and so I turned to my tried and true Betty Crocker for ideas... The Gluten Free Betty Crocker, cook book is helpful and the food is as delicious as the regular cook book...I made the cake mix blueberry muffins with orange butter p 146, today and this recipe was perfect...gluten free and yummy...What more can you ask...
When I was recently diagnosed with celiacs I was so thrown. I was still learning how to cook things behond hamburger helper for my family lol and now I was gonna have to make everything from scratch do to the expensive price of already prepared stuff and there is not a lot of that as it is. This cook book was so helpful in easing me into the bigger cooking. There are a lot of gluten free cook books but some get very overwhelming in ingredients as well as difficulty, but this one was a wonderful start, easy step by step instructions and reasonable amount of ingredients including easier to find ingredients which is not the case with some cookbooks I have found. It even has a starter flour that you can make your self to cook with. I loves betty crocker!