Elizabeth Gordon

Did you know?

Elizabeth admits that when she travels, she is more than a little frightened because of her allergies. She says she checks out the nearest supermarket as soon as she arrives at a destination and buys some “safe” food. She also packs non-perishable foods she can eat.    

elizabeth-gordon
Photo by:

Elizabeth Gordon is a baker, cake decorator and cookbook author. She wrote The Complete Allergy-Free Comfort Foods Cookbook and Allergy-Free Desserts, and is the owner of a private-order bakery called Betsy and Claude Baking Company. She explains that Betsy was her nickname when she was a child and Claude was her imaginary friend.

 

After the birth of  her first daughter, Elizabeth was diagnosed with wheat and egg allergies, which was alarming for someone who had always loved to bake and had grown up in a family of restaurateurs and chefs. Not to be deterred, Elizabeth began teaching herself how to create satisfying desserts without eggs or wheat flour. She soon gave up her career as a social worker and devoted her time to helping the millions of allergy sufferers who do not want to give up desserts. She has appeared on programs such as The Doctors on CBS.

 

She trained at the Institute for Culinary Education in New York, where she studied cake decorating with Toba Garrett and later interned with Elisa Strauss of Confetti Cakes in New York.

 

Elizabeth lives in New York City with her family. She says she stirs up an allergy-free dessert just about every day. Her blog is www.allergyfreedelights.com, her website is www.myallergyfreelifestyle.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @allergyfreelife

 

 

See Elizabeth's Recipes

Latest Recipes

cool-mint-patties
Cool Mint Patties Added on May 10, 2010
apple-pie
Apple Pie Added on May 10, 2010
single-pie-crust
Single Pie Crust Added on May 10, 2010
pumpkin-pie
Pumpkin Pie Added on May 10, 2010
Already a member? Sign in here
Close_overlay

Sign up to Cookstr!

  • Receive a free, handpicked selection of recipes in your inbox weekly
  • Save, share and comment on your favorite recipes in My Cookstr
  • Get updates on new cookbooks, Cookstr features, and other exclusives we know you'll love
Spinner
By signing up you accept the
Terms of Use and Privacy Policy
New to Cookstr? Sign up here
Close_overlay

Sign in to Cookstr

Keep me logged in
close
Thanks for commenting!
Would you like to share your comment on Facebook or Twitter?