The Diabetic Pastry Chef

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Pelican Publishing Company, Nov 25, 2009 - Cooking - 272 pages
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"In The Diabetic Pastry Chef, Stacey Harris proves what I have been saying for years. You can prepare and eat wonderful food and still stay well within the guidelines of food for a person with diabetes."--Alan L. Rubin, M.D., author of Diabetes for Dummies
and Diabetes Cookbook for Dummies

For the more than twenty million Americans who have diabetes, decadent desserts and other sweet luxuries are no longer off limits. Using a number of substitution techniques to lower the carbohydrate and calorie counts in her recipes, pastry chef and diabetic Stacey Harris has transformed more than two hundred desserts into delicious, diabetic-friendly delights.

Now diabetics can enjoy Pineapple Upside-Down Cake, Chocolate Truffle Cookies, Lemon Meringue Cake, Blueberry Tartlets, Potato Chip Cookies, Cream Cheese Cupcakes, Coffee Bread Pudding, Strawberry Panna Cotta, and hundreds of other formerly forbidden treats. By using blended flours, such as almond, oat, and soy flours; a combination of sugar and sugar substitutes including agave nectar and Splendai1/2; reduced milk carbohydrates; and no trans fats, every diabetic and home baker will be able to enjoy these high-flavor, low-carb indulgences.

Organized by type of dish--breakfast and brunch, sourdough and starters, tea and yeast breads, cakes and tortes, cookies and bars, pies and tarts, and puddings--this substantial cookbook also includes information on diabetes and teaches readers the basics of recipe modification. A full chapter describing store-bought and homemade flour options, followed by a thorough discussion of the basics of sugar and sugar substitutes, will prove invaluable to any baker. Carbohydrate and calorie counts accompany each recipe for easy reference, and a net carb counter tops off this exceptional guide to creating irresistible low-carb and low-calorie desserts.

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When Harris was studying to become a pastry chef, she was diagnosed with diabetes. Rather than give up her chosen profession, she began creating more diabetic-friendly desserts. She begins her first ... Read full review

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Easy to follow recipes. A must -have for diabetics!

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About the author (2009)

A caterer specializing in pastries, Stacey Harris was training to become a pastry chef at the Bidwell Culinary School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, when she was diagnosed with diabetes. Rather than abandon her pursuits, she began to experiment with dessert recipes to make them more diabetic friendly. A member of the American Diabetes Association, Harris lives in Pittsburgh with her husband.

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