Gluten-Free Cookbook Review (And Another Free Giveaway!)

by Carrie

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Congrats to Kristin who won the giveaway!

As promised here is another cookbook review and with it, another giveaway.

Are you excited?

The cookbook I’m reviewing today has probably the best bread recipe I’ve ever tried.

The cookbook is Gluten Free Makeovers by Beth Hillson. (You can also buy it if you don’t want to wait!)

Again and again, the bread turns out incredibly.

It rises over the bread loaf pan, does not fall, and tastes like a regular “gluten-filled” loaf of bread.

gluten free bread

gluten free bread

I’ve even divided the dough in two, and baked in my baguette pans, getting fantastic results.

gluten free bread

gluten free bread

Beth’s cookbook features 175 recipes from baking to savoury family favorites.

This cookbook is now regularly used in my kitchen and I would highly recommend it.

Beth lists various flour blends in her book and all blends are used for specific baking purposes.

  • Bread flour #1 (all breads)
  • Bread flour #2 (high protein with chickpea flour)
  • Self-Rising Flour (muffins, quickbreads, scones)
  • Cake and Pastry Flour(cakes and cupcakes)
  • Basic Blend (cookies)

As well as making Delicious Slicing Bread, I’ve made the Fabulous Focaccia, Basic Muffin Formula, Cranberry Scones, Socca (chickpea flatbread), Baked Brie wrapped in “nearly puff pastry” and Sugar Cookies.

I have to admit that the basic muffin formula turned out better than I could have imagined. Again, rising and filling the large muffin liners as well as being light and fluffy.

gluten free muffins

The cookbook is filled with a wide variety of recipes and I found the instructions for the recipes very easy to follow.

Again, I am in awe of this talented author and her wealth of information and knowledge.

Gluten-Free Makeovers would be a great gift to give to a newly diagnosed friend or relative, or like me, someone who wants to have a “go-to” cookbook on my bookshelf.

gluten free bread

Congrats to Kristin who won the giveaway!

Good luck!

Also, congratulations to Mary who won the previous contest for the Gluten Free and Vegan Bread cookbook!

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{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

Pat @ Elegantly, Gluten-Free February 7, 2013 at 6:10 pm

Lovely post on a cookbook I’d like to have — thanks for sharing your review.

Debbie Kirk February 7, 2013 at 8:33 pm

The bread looks awesome!

Rose February 7, 2013 at 8:37 pm

WOW! I really need a good recipe for my pickest eater! My easiest eater has a recipe she likes… but I am sure she would love a better one than I tweeked for her tastes! I would so LOVE to surprise my two gluten-free girls!!! Thanks for the opportunity to try to win!

MultiTestingMom February 7, 2013 at 8:52 pm

Thanks for a great giveaway 🙂

Carrie February 7, 2013 at 9:07 pm

Pat you are welcome! I’ve been so pleased with the results of her bread recipe that I HAD to share it!

Carrie February 7, 2013 at 9:08 pm

The best I’ve ever baked!

Carrie February 7, 2013 at 9:08 pm

Good luck!

Carrie February 7, 2013 at 9:09 pm

Your welcome! I’ve tried other gluten free cookbooks and have not been happy with some, so am happy to share one that I love!

Yvonne February 7, 2013 at 9:39 pm

The Bread looks fantastic! I have had this cookbook on my list for a while, glad to hear its a good one.

Sue February 8, 2013 at 6:25 am

Love to hear from someone who has already made some of these recipes. It is so difficult to come up with bread recipes much less good ones! My toes are crossed!

Wendy February 8, 2013 at 6:34 am

New to gluten free, and don’t have a clue, sure could use the cookbook…..

Nancy Dworakowski February 8, 2013 at 7:11 am

This bread looks so good it could be in a bakery!! Yum…can’t wait to try it 🙂

Pat McClelland February 8, 2013 at 11:23 am

Like most families living wheat-free, the more good news we can share, the better. Hopefully, I can win the cookbook; if not, I likely will buy one. Love, love, love your website.

Irene Jensen February 13, 2013 at 7:53 am

I have done some of gluten free receipes from and find just wonderful and I will love to get this new book if not I will buy it

Victoria Adams February 16, 2013 at 7:02 am

Total newbie here in the whole wheat free/gluten thing. I thought this was going to be a difficult thing to deal with – but if the bread – which I LOVE – is 1/2 a good as the photos make it look – this is going to be much easier than I thought. Is there a buy link for the book???

Rachel Crist February 16, 2013 at 10:25 am

I’m new to GF and I’d love to try this!

Kristin Overton February 18, 2013 at 8:12 pm

Does this happen to be me who won?

I haven’t received any notification, but stranger things have happened!

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