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Elizabeth Gordon

Elizabeth Gordon
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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
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Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

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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

 

 

Latest Recipes

Mini Black and White Cookies

There is almost nothing more New York than these cookies. I’d never heard of them until I came here, but they are in every deli in the ci...

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Betsy’s Baking Mix

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Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

These are so rich, soft, and delicious, they are almost like brownies. Do not be alarmed if you peek into the oven and see them cracking....

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Pretend Peanut Butter Cookies

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Lemon Squares

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Fudgy Brownies

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Blueberry Muffins

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Cinnamon Swirl Rolls

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Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

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Marshmallow Cream

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Delicious Baked Donuts

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Claude’s Cake Mix

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Moist Vanilla Cake

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Moist Carrot Cake

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Red Velvet Cake

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Super Quick Cinnamon Coffee Cake

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Pumpkin Pie

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Apple Pie

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