Gluten-Free Hawaiian Sweet Rolls

#237 Melissa: “We are a Gluten Free household and we have our 4 year old daughter to thank! She cried the first year of her life non-stop! One year later we found out it was gluten. We rarely eat out, so I make all her food from home and after two years Gluten Free breads are NOT my specialty and quite honestly scare me. I would love this book!”

#27 Jena: “What an awesome giveaway! I have celiac disease so everything I cook has to be gulten free.”

You guys. I made gluten-free Hawaiian sweet rolls.

And they were amazing (totally scary for me as it was my first foray into gluten-free bread but I was blown away by how well they turned out) and pretty darn lovely looking, too.

My friend, Nicole, of Gluten Free on a Shoestring fame is coming out with her 3rd gluten-free cookbook and it is entirely dedicated to gluten-free breads. Which is kinda sorta amazing because when I think “eating gluten-free” I think “how the heck do I get my carb fix?”

Nicole has you covered. While I don’t eat gluten-free as a lifestyle, I’m all for giving new recipes a try and I’m loving on these Hawaiian sweet rolls. I can’t believe how accessible making your own gluten-free bread can be! Nicole gives, like, one zillions tips and tricks and step-by-step pictures for everything from bagels to baguettes, tortillas to scones in this new cookbook. It is revolutionary (like no other gluten-free bread cookbook in the universe, really). You don’t want to mess around with these recipes – Nicole has tested and tested and tested these babies to make them foolproof and following the ingredients and instructions to the letter will ensure fantastic results.

Gluten-Free Hawaiian Sweet Rolls

On a personal note, I can count other food bloggers I’ve actually become real, live friends with on one hand. Nicole? She’s the real deal. She has been a breath of fresh air in the blogging world for me. She tells it like it is (read: she doesn’t have one fakety fake bone in her body) and I love her blogging guts. I’m so proud of what she’s created here and so honored to help her get the word out about her book.

To celebrate Nicole’s new cookbook, today, you have a chance to win one of TWO copies of Gluten Free on a Shoestring Bakes Bread. Whether or not you eat gluten-free or not, this is a treasure.

To enter to win, leave a comment on this post telling me your experience with gluten-free recipes. Winners will be announced in a few days!

One Year Ago: Nutella Butterscotch Crumble Bars
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Gluten-free Hawaiian Sweet Rolls {and Gluten Free on a Shoestring Cookbook Giveaway!}

For the all-purpose gluten-free flour in Gluten-Free Bread Flour, you can use either the High-Quality All-Purpose Gluten-Free Flour (below) or the Make-It-Simpler All-Purpose Gluten-Free Flour (below that). For this recipe, the High-Quality All-Purpose Gluten-Free Flour is best. It is a copycat recipe for Better Batter gluten free flour, so that commercially-available gluten-free flour blend will also work well. Each recipe for the flour blends makes 1 cup (140 g) of flour.


    Hawaiian Roll Dough:
  • 3 cups (420 g) Gluten-Free Bread Flour (recipe below), plus more for sprinkling
  • 2 teaspoons (6 g) instant yeast
  • 1/4 cup (50 g) sugar
  • 1 teaspoon (6 g) kosher salt
  • 4 tablespoons (56 g) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature, beaten
  • 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon pineapple juice
  • 1 teaspoon gluten-free vanilla extract
  • Egg wash (1 large egg, at room temperature, beaten with 1 tablespoon water)
  • Gluten-Free Bread Flour:
  • 100 grams (about 11 1/2 tablespoons) all-purpose gluten-free flour (71%) (read note above)
  • 25 grams (about 5 tablespoons) unflavored whey protein isolate (18%)
  • 15 grams (about 5 teaspoons) Expandex modified tapioca starch (11%)
  • High-Quality All-Purpose Gluten-Free Flour:
  • 42 grams (about 1/4 cup) superfine brown rice flour (30%)
  • 42 grams (about 1/4 cup) superfine white rice flour (30%)
  • 21 grams (about 2 1/3 tablespoons) tapioca starch (15%)
  • 21 grams (about 2 1/3 tablespoons) potato starch (15%)
  • 7 grams (about 1 3/4 teaspoons) potato flour (5%)
  • 4 grams (about 2 teaspoons) xanthan gum (3%)
  • 3 grams (about 1 1/2 teaspoons) pure powdered pectin (2%)
  • Make-It-Simpler All-Purpose Gluten-Free Flour:
  • 90 grams (about 9 tablespoons) superfine white rice flour (64%)
  • 31 grams (about 3 1/2 tablespoons) potato starch (22%)
  • 15 grams (about 5 teaspoons) tapioca starch (11%)
  • 4 grams (about 2 teaspoons) xanthan gum (3%)


  1. Place the flour, yeast, and sugar in the bowl of your stand mixer, and use a handheld whisk to combine well. Add the salt, and whisk to combine. Add the butter, egg, pineapple juice, and vanilla, and mix on low speed with the dough hook until combined.
  2. Raise the mixer speed to medium and knead for about 5 minutes. The dough will be quite sticky, but should be smooth and stretchy. Spray a silicone spatula lightly with cooking oil spray, and scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  3. Transfer the dough to a lightly oiled bowl or proofing bucket large enough for the dough to rise to double its size, and cover with an oiled piece of plastic wrap (or the oiled top to your proofing bucket).
  4. Place the dough in the refrigerator for at least 12 hours and up to 5 days.
  5. On baking day, grease an 8-inch round baking pan and set it aside. Remove the dough from the refrigerator and turn it out onto a lightly floured surface.
  6. Knead until smoother as described below under general shaping tips. With a floured bench scraper, divide the dough into twelve pieces of equal size.
  7. Shape one piece into a round by following the directions for shaping small, round rolls below. Place the first roll in the prepared baking pan.
  8. Repeat with the remaining pieces of dough, placing the rolls less than an inch apart from one another. Cover the baking pan with oiled plastic wrap and set it aside in a warm, draft-free location to rise for 30 minutes. Uncover the pan and brush the rolls generously with the egg wash. Allow the rolls to finish rising, uncovered, until fully doubled in size (about 20 minutes more).
  9. About 20 minutes before the rolls have completed their final rise, preheat your oven to 350°F. Place the baking pan on the lower rack of the preheated oven and bake until lightly golden brown, and the inside of the rolls registers about 185°F on an instant-read thermometer (about 20 minutes).
  10. Allow to cool briefly in the pan before serving.

General Shaping Tips:
Unless otherwise noted, always begin on a well-floured surface with floured hands.
1. With the help of an oiled bench scraper, keep moving the dough as you shape it, particularly if it begins to stick to the surface or your hands. The process of kneading the dough in this book will be done using the scrape-and-fold method: Scrape the dough off the floured surface with the bench scraper, then fold the dough over itself. Sprinkle the dough lightly with flour, scrape the dough up again, and fold it over itself again. Repeat scraping and folding in this manner until the dough has become smoother.
2. Keep the outside of the dough and the surface covered in a light coating of flour as you shape the dough. Handle the dough with a light touch to avoid kneading the flour into the dough, which might dry it out and result in a tight, unpleasant crumb.
3. It bears repeating: A light touch is the key. Repeat that to yourself as a mantra as you first learn to shape this bread dough. It’s the most important rule in shaping. More technique, less muscle.
4. You’ll notice that the recipes do not include instructions to allow dough that has been rising in the refrigerator to come to room temperature before shaping. Always begin with cold dough when shaping the dough in this book. It is much easier to shape.
Shaping Small Rolls:
1. On a well-floured surface, flatten the dough into a disk, then pull the edges toward the center of the disk and secure the edges together by pressing them between your thumb and forefinger.
2. Turn the dough over so that the gathered edges are on the bottom and cup your whole hands around the dough, to coax it into a round shape.
3. Place the round of dough on a lightly floured surface and cup only one palm around the dough with the side of your hand resting on the counter (the
side of your hand nearest your pinkie). Maintaining contact between the side of your hand and the surface, begin to move your hand in a circular motion
while gently coaxing the edges of the dough upward (toward the top of the round) with the tips of your fingers.
4. Slash the dough with a sharp knife or lame held at a 45 degree angle to the dough.

Recipe Source: from the book Gluten-Free on a Shoestring Bakes Bread: Biscuits, Bagels, Buns and More by Nicole Hunn. Excerpted by arrangement with Da Capo Lifelong, a member of the Perseus Books Group. Copyright (c) 2013.

*Giveaway provided by Da Capo Lifelong Books, all opinions expressed are my own!

474 Responses to Gluten-free Hawaiian Sweet Rolls

  1. Maria G says:

    I’ve had mixed results with GF stuff. I made some cornbread that looked like a brick but was okay (my cat is a carb freak and found it worthy of stealing a piece), made some dumplings that were apparently “the best thing since sliced Beatles” (cookie if you know the reference) according to my friend who has to follow a GF diet since a little while ago and a carrot cake that looked funky to me but was apparently delicious. Can’t wait to try these rolls! Thank you!

  2. Cassondra says:

    I have had great results cooking with almond flour. Because I have gluten intolerance it is great to see a gluten free bread recipe of something I miss eating!

  3. Signe says:

    Both my sisters are gluten intolerant so I’ve made quite a few gluten free breads and cakes when cooking for them. I made the gluten free bread from the Artisan Bread in Five MInutes a Day book a few times and it came out so good, my sisters didn’t believe it was gluten free. It definitely is a little more tricky than regular bread making but totally doable, and the results are so much better that the store-bought gluten free bread, in my opinion. I would love this book to give to one of my sisters as a gift!

  4. Alyssa says:

    I’ve dibble dabbled in some gluten free recipes with mixed results. My sister recently developed a gluten allergy so it’s been tough finding stuff to feed her when she comes! This would come in handy!

  5. april kim says:

    I am a little late (ok, a lot late) jumping on the GF train, but due to my daughters allergies we have been working on going that way. I would love this book since she loves bread. It would make the change a bit easier.

  6. Michelle says:

    I like to use my GF flour blend in any “normal” recipe. But I’m still trying to find that perfect bread recipe!

  7. Emily Wells says:

    We’re not a gluten-free household, but I’d like to try to not eat so much of it because too much gluten is bad for you! 🙂

  8. Efrat says:

    My niece has Celiac disease, so when we eat together there’s always a gluten issue to address. Luckily, there are a lot of things to eat and cook 🙂 For her birthday this year her cake was this very scrumptious brownie base with meringue on top. Awesome.

  9. Brack Hassell says:

    No experience with Gluten Free cooking. Would love to try though.

  10. April says:

    I have tried one recipe a long time ago using garbanzo beans and it was a complete disaster.

  11. Teresa R. says:

    I have only made one gluten free recipe (brownies) and they were ok, nothing I would make again unless I was making them for someone who is gluten intolerant.

  12. cindy says:

    Very little, trying to stay away from wheat though. My daughter is currently trying to go gluten free for 30 days to see if she feels better.

  13. Bree says:

    My 7 year old son was diagnosed with celiac disease about 6 months ago. We have been a gluten-free household since then and have tried many, many recipes. Nicole really knows what she’s doing and most of my super successful recipes have come from her. I can’t wait for this book to come out!

  14. Lena Ahn says:

    I find that gluten free recipes calls for a lot of ingredients. Sometimes I feel overwhelmed when trying new recipes.

  15. Jeanne says:

    I’m new to gluten-free cooking, but I love to make breads, and would LOVE this cook book!

  16. Kristy says:

    I am mostly gluten free. So I use almond flour a lot and coconut flour. I don’t do too many baked items bc I just never tried. I usually stick a lot to meat, veg and fruit. Works good for me, but I do miss so many things that I use to eat. This would be a fun cookbook for my family 🙂

  17. Nancy says:

    I don’t “need” to cook gluten-free for my family, but I have several friends who cannot eat gluten. Happily, I discovered that one of my favorite recipes, Flourless Chocolate Cake, is “naturally” GF. Everyone loves it, and it take no special ingredients… just no flour!

  18. Liesel says:

    I’ve only tried a couple of gluten free things…bought some rice flour to use in place of regular in some recipes. I would love to win this!

  19. Pattij says:

    My 5 year grandson was diagnosed 2 months ago with wheat and soy allergies. I’ve been looking for a good roll recipe since! Nothing he will eat so far. Can’t wait to try these!!!

  20. I have had mixed results with baking gluten-free, and have yet to try bread. But, neither my tummy nor my skin like gluten so I’m very excited about this book. Those rolls look fabulous and I can hardly wait to try the recipe. I love the care that Nicole puts into testing her recipes and making sure that they won’t wreck the budget.

    Thanks for this giveaway. Today is my birthday, so it would be great to win!

  21. AmyLou says:

    I have both GF on a Shoestring books and have really had good luck with most of the recipes in there. My kids love it when I make Krystal-style sliders with GF yeast rolls. There’s definitely a learning curve coming from baking normal yeast breads to GF. Techniques are so different!

  22. Beth says:

    I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease when I was pregnant with my third son. On my first trip to the grocery store after my diagnosis I started looking at the labels and came home crying. Everything had gluten in it! I ventured over to a health food store and found more options, but they were all pricey. After finally giving in and buying some GF food, I found that it tasted disgusting but I had to eat it because I paid for it. The bread was cardboard. And, I couldn’t find any GF versions of the foods that I loved: graham cracker, tortillas, English Muffins, crackers, etc. I found myself having to skip a lot of foods when going out to eat with friends and family. So, we bought an electric grinder so I could make my own flour to try some GF recipes. But, a lot has changed since that time in 2004. Tons of new products have come out and living gluten free isn’t such a foreign concept anymore. While I have found brands and products that I love (some even more than the regular wheat versions), I’m always looking to try new GF recipes. I love to experiment in the kitchen and I still use my grinder on occasion. Nicole’s cookbook sounds amazing! Nothing tastes better than homemade…especially when you know it’s good for you!

  23. MaryAnn says:

    I am coming up on my 2-yr Celiac diagnosis anniversary. Nicole’s blog was the first GF blog that I began to follow – I have made several of her wonderful recipes and own her first two books. I have only tried making GF bread twice, and they were epic fails! I NEED this book!!

  24. Robin says:

    I am newly diagnosed with Celiac Disease and haven’t tried any recipes yet. Would love to get a cookbook with bread recipes because that is something I have definitely been craving!

  25. Anna says:

    I’ve been GF going on four years now and Nicole is one of my favorites…. I have her first two cookbooks and continue to follow her… Love her recipes…

  26. Ava says:

    Wow! I have celiac disease and have figured out so many great recipes, *except for how to imitate the multiple rolls and loaves that I used to love. I’ve got one good biscuit, one good pizza crust, one good loaf recipe and all else are definitely clear substitutes. I cannot WAIT to try these!

  27. Jena says:

    What an awesome giveaway! I have celiac disease so everything I cook has to be gulten free.

  28. jenna k says:

    So far, I’ve had great results when cooking gluten free and would love to try more recipes!

  29. Susan Brooks says:

    I tried to make hamburger rolls gf. I’ve seen softer hockey pucks. I need help. I’m ready to try your rolls.
    Thanks for the chance to win a book.

  30. Erin Graybill says:

    I have been cooking gluten-free for 10 years since I met the love of my life, who is also a celiac. Sometimes I feel like I can’t make traditional baked goods successfully anymore since all I am used to is baking gluten-free. I’m excited to try these hawaiian rolls and I would love a new cookbook to draw from.

  31. Carol says:

    I have luck with most recipes. Bread is my big disappointment. While most I’ve made is “ok”, I’ve yet to find one that I could say “Wow, that’s good”

  32. Amy M says:

    I had lots of issues with GF cooking to begin with – well, until I found this newsletter and the cookbooks. Thank you so much!

  33. Jessica says:

    I have Celiac so I HAVE to be Gluten free. I have seen able to change most recipes without a problem. BREAD, however, eludes me! I can never make it right! Please help me out and help me win! Thank you.

  34. Christine Bailey says:

    I’m still fairly new at cooking gluten free, but for the most part do ok! Still struggle a lot with bread so end up buying it! I would love to win this book so we could save a lot by making our own!

  35. amanda hoover says:

    I am so thankful for those who have gone before to make tested and true gf recipes. It is hard to think when you need to eat, but sick from having CD for far too long undiagnosed, and then a few months later my daughter went gf at age 1 due to illness and her own avoidance. And now we are in thr process of trying to get an endoscopy for our nine yr old son who has the confirmed blood test for highly likely CD but we want his endoscopy while he has the chance before going gf for life. I love being able to eat foods that taste good and keep my family and myself healthy! We eat at home, rarely out, so cooking is a must every day.

  36. mischa says:

    i am learning to love baking GF! with Nicole’s help (of course)! i’m finding that if i purchase premade (i.e. store bought) GF flour, i do have to alter the recipes a bit… i haven’t made my own flour yet…. i’ve had some great successes… and a few not so great ones! I can’t wait to keep going with breads! SO EXCITED!!!!!

  37. Linda says:

    My family and I have been gluten free for only a few months. I am still trying to figure out how to cook and eat. 🙂 This cookbook would be a HUGE help!

  38. Melissa says:

    I struggle to find good GF recipes, but I LOVE Nicole’s. I haven’t tried any of hers that haven’t worked out well.

  39. I’m not GF but try to eat less wheat. These look amazing. I made some GF chocolate chip cookies awhile back and the tasted just like the real deal!

  40. Andrea says:

    Due to my Celiac Disease diagnosis, I have been eating gluten-free for two years now. I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve attempted–not necessarily successfully–to make my own GF bread, and I’ve been looking forward to Nicole’s book for a long time now to help remedy that situation! Thanks for the opportunity.

  41. Carol F. says:

    I’m a newbie GF since July of this year. I’ve not made many GF baked goods but my first try….were heavy as lead! I’ve been using Bob’s Red Mill products and had better results but do so miss baking from scratch!

  42. Janet says:

    Most of the gluten free recipes I make turn out pretty good when I follow the directions correctly. There have been a few times I tried to create my own cupcakes and they deflated in the middle, it was sad but kind of funny. Im getting better at it though. My husband and I have tested several pizza recipes too, that was kind of fun trying them and making it with him. He’s a good pizza maker. Now I am a fan of GFOAS and have her first cookbook. Her recipes are good! I am looking forward to making these Hawaiian rolls. I and my son have Celiac. Im sure both my kids will love these rolls!

  43. Illene Armer says:

    I started cutting down on gluten 7 months ago. My new flours took over the top shelf of my fridge! I’ve only tried baking gf french bread…with no luck! I can make a nice gf bananna bread and gf granola bars! I would love to make a nice loaf of gf bread!!

  44. Suzanne says:

    Our house has been GF for about 5 years. I LOVE Nicole’s recipes. I make normal recipes using her Better Batter copycat flour mix and they come out great every time. My favorite recipes of hers are the cinnamon buns from her first cookbook and the tapioca flour/cheese wraps she posted on her website in September. So yummy!!

  45. Brooke says:

    I have only tried to make one gluten free bread recipe and it actually turned out pretty good. I would love to have this book so I can make more and get my bread fix 🙂

  46. Joann Berggren says:

    I was diagnosed with Celiac in March. It has been a crazy 8 months of trying different flours, different recipes, different methods. I was so blessed when I found the Gluten Free On a Shoestring Blog. Everything I have made from her site has worked well and tasted delicious. She has been a wealth of information for me as I adjust to eating GF.

  47. michelle says:

    My son and sister are both celiacs. I have had mixed results with my recipes and when I find one that works….I make it until we don’t want it anymore. Nicole’s recipes are always successful although I do need to tweak a bit for higher elevation. I love that there are some creative people out there that help us keep eating deliciously.

  48. We too are not gluten free but I have family-my sweet nephews who are and several friends and I’m slowly getting into to. To be honest I’ve never made a gluten free bread before-other recipes but not in baking so this intrigues me. Thanks!

  49. Dana Coughlin says:

    It takes a lot of practice but I have been baking gluten free for 11 years and do pretty well; Nicole’s recipes turn out great every time.

  50. Andrea A says:

    Learning to bake GF has been challenging to say the least. I wasn’t the most talented baker before Celiac, but after the diagnosis I felt compelled to find success. Sometimes it is frustrating but when I see how much my family appreciates and enjoys the results I know that the effort was well worth it.

  51. Erma says:

    Have tried a few other recipes for a friend. Would love to give her this for Christmas as her health depends on being gluten free.

  52. Lilly says:

    My mom just went GF after years and years of unexplained digestive problems. She was visiting me and I asked if she had tried going GF; she admitted she had thought of it but was intimidated to try. I dragged her to a local health food store, bought some stuff and 24 hours later she said her symptoms had disappeared! She is so new to this way of cooking I know she can use all the good resources she can get.

  53. Sandra Leary says:

    My family has been gluten free since about 1995 when one of my aunts was diagnosed with Celiac disease. Soon after a couple of my sisters started eating gf and now I believe my 3 sisters, all of my 14 nieces and nephews, my 9 month old daughter and I eat gf due to either Celiac disease or gluten intolerance. My husband is also eating gf to control his Crohn’s symptoms. We have become huge fans of Nicole’s blog and have made many of her recipes. I can’t wait for this new cookbook to come out so we can enjoy quality gf bread – something that we’ve missed for MANY years!

  54. Leslie says:

    I’ve mostly tried gluten free recipes for my dehydrator and they have all turned out really well! I have these coconut macaroons that are to die for and it is hard to believe they are gluten and sugar free!

  55. tomk says:

    My mom has celiac disease. She makes Nicole’s bread recipe all the time and I would love to give her the new book.

  56. Kira says:

    Those rolls look amazing, as well as the book! We eat some gluten but try to limit our intake. However, I have a few friends who have to stick without it due to allergies. It would be fun to share breads they could eat!

  57. Jennifer says:

    I just baked some chocolate chip cookies from one of Nicole’s recipes. AMAZING! I can’t wait to try out the recipes from this new book.

  58. Susan says:

    I have celiac disease and so eat GF. I would enjoy this cookbook very much. The rolls look unbelievable. Did you mix the gf bread flour or would it work with the all purpose flour? Thanks!

  59. Shari R says:

    I’ve been eating and baking gluten free for the past 20 years. With so many new baking products and supplies available and better quality flours it is actually fun to bake gluten free these days!

  60. Kathy Baldwin says:

    I need to eat gluten free, but the rest of my family does not. I feel like a short order cook most days. I have tried many of Nicole’s recipes and would love to have her new book, she is awesome!

  61. Leilani Van Hoomissen says:

    I have a good friend who is gluten free and would love to have more recipes to share when she comes over. These rolls look delish!

  62. Amy says:

    My sister is gluten free and we’ve been experimenting with artisan sourdough gluten free…some has turned out better than others 🙂

  63. Wild Child says:

    Wow! I loved seeing all the comments ahead of me. You have a lot of gluten free followers, myself included. I am Celiac, so I’m gluten free for life. I love to cook, but baking is my thing. Upon initial diagnosis it has been a learning curve to say the least. I can definitely say it has made me a better cook, and so much more knowledgeable about food. I still pray every time I put something in the oven that it will “rise and/or hold together”. Bread? I’ve had it once in four years, and that was just recently on my wedding night. The chef made gluten free rolls for my husband and me. So fluffy, so delicious! If only I could make them too. Yeast, bread and gluten free scare me, so I really want this book. Nicole is awesome, I follow her blog, and know I could do it with help. Thank you for the wonderful recipe that needs no converting for me, and the amazing giveaway!

  64. Patricia says:

    I’ve always been a foodie, but when our daughter developed diabetes I had to get creative with carbs. She later developed celiac disease and it is apparent that many members of our family have gluten intolerance. I have become increasingly better at gluten free and allergy free cooking. My son-in-law (who is absolutely not said of our last holiday get together, “You’re getting good at this.” High praise from a picky eater. Breads as sides are the products I want to perfect, especially for our daughter. Looking forward to these rolls on our Thanksgiving table.

  65. amber gross says:

    I can’t wait for this book to be released.Gf bread is so hard to get right. I can’t wait to try bread again as most is a disappointment.

  66. Deb B says:

    Gluten Free bread is never good. My daughter cooks gluten free and almost never has bread.

  67. Susan says:

    I have both of the gluten free on a shoe string cookbooks. I love them both these recipes are the easiest gf recipes I’ve found and they always turn out good. Can’t wait for the new book. Thanks for all your work on the cookbooks. I’m new at gf and these and your cookbooks are the easiest to follow.THANKS

  68. Kalyn says:

    I’ve only done GF a few times, but I have quite a few friends and family members who are GF.

  69. Amy says:

    I’ve had pretty good luck with GF recipes, especially those from GF on a Shoestring! Looking forward to the book 🙂

  70. Caroline Gort says:

    I received my Celiac diagnosis 16 years ago, when gluten was hardly known at all. I’m amazed at talented cooks like Nicole who have worked hard to create gluten free versions of foods I never thought I’d taste again. Cannot wait to try these rolls and would love to win a copy of the newest Gluten Free on a Shoestring cookbook.

  71. Lana says:

    My sweet sister-in-law has Ciliac disease. I try to cook/bake something for her when we have family parties. I LOVE to bake… This book looks great!!!

  72. Jennifer W. says:

    My aunt has celiacs and we are constantly trying to find new ways to make old favorites GF. I recently made a GF peach crisp (adapted from Smitten Kitchen) and it turned out beautifully! These rolls would be a great addition to our Thanksgiving table. Thanks!

  73. Becky says:

    My father-in-law is GF, and so far I’ve only had good luck! I rarely use processed food anyway, so I just make things that don’t call for flour. I’ve made black bean brownies with great success as well as your chocolate quinoa cake…that was totally a winner!

  74. tricia mincy says:

    I’ve been trying to make more GF off and on, mostly for church meals where celiacs and gluten intolerant people don’t have a lot of choices. The latest recipe I made was a salted caramel brownie….let’s just say it was fudgy, rich and ooey gooey (in a good way), the teenage boy they were meant most for ate half the pan! So I’d say it was a success 🙂 I would love to pass this book onto his family that doesn’t have internet out here in the country of Central New York!!
    Definitely going to make the Hawaiian Rolls for our Harvest Luncheon this Sunday!

  75. I’ve was diagnosed with celiac 7 years ago and have been eating gluten free ever since. Cooking GF meals comes naturally to me and I’ve started blogging some of my recipes just for fun. Baking, on the other hand, does not! I wouldn’t even know where to start if I wanted to try to make some GF bread!

  76. Meridith says:

    I am totally afraid to bake gluten-free, but this post has given me more courage.

    My dad just found out he is intolerant, and I would love to give a copy to my mom so she can bake for him.

  77. cynthia says:

    I’m just learning to cook/bake gluten free. I have a gluten intolerance and it’s challenging to have to cut out foods that I have always enjoyed. This cookbook looks really great and fun to experiment with!

  78. Anna says:

    I just went gluten free and I miss bread so much ,can’t wait to try this recipe ,looks so good

  79. Alicia says:

    I’m a recently diagnosed Celiac and while I love to cook I have never been a big baker. Baking has always intimidated me. My sister-in-law got me the Gluten Free On A Shoestring book when I was diagnosed and while I haven’t actually tried bakin anything yet these books giver hole that baking and eating gluten free can be delicious and, most importantly, not complicated. Can’t wait for this new book to come out!

  80. Lee Ann L.. says:

    I’m not going to lie, it is tough. Many ingredients are hard for me to find where I livei. And, some are downright expensive making it too expensive for us to do. So, we often make do without.

  81. Gwen says:

    Having my husband diagnosed as celiac 7 years ago has forced me to re-learn just about everything I ever knew about baking! It’s made me a much better baker though, and I understand more of the food science behind the bakes, and know in my head now how something might turn out by looking at the ingredients. Most of this, I might add, I have learned from Nicole!! I will get this book one way or another- she’s the best!

  82. Lisa says:

    I would love to try it!

  83. amy tracy says:

    I love gluten free. I use coconut or almond flour and turns out g,reat.

  84. Em R. says:

    I haven’t gotten a lot of experience with gluten-free baking, but my mom has has been gluten-free for years and I’d love to give her a cookbook like this, she’d love feeling like she has so many more options!

  85. jan says:

    My experience has been pure frustration! This book looks great!

  86. Julia says:

    My sister in law is gluten free and I always host holiday parties and have trouble finding recipes she can eat that everyone else will eat also. This would be wonderful.

  87. Cindy says:

    My middle son suffers from Juvenile Ideopathic Arthritis. We cut out gluten after a year of trying to cover symptoms with meds that caused new symptoms requiring more meds. My son is now in remission!! No symptoms & NO MEDS! We have a few go-to recipes but I’d love to branch out with a new GF cookbook!! Thanks for the recipes 🙂

  88. Letty C. says:

    I am trying to make our household GF and have dabbled in some gluten free recipes with mixed results. I have had great results baking with almond flour.

  89. fern stark says:

    My dauther-in-law is gf and is always looking for more recipes to branch out with her cooking…this would be a great cookbook! Hoping to try the rolls soon, thanks!

  90. I started cooking gluten free a lot lately because I have 1 friend and 1 client with a gluten allergy. I find it refreshing. The recipes don’t weigh you down. But, I do find myself craving gluten after a few days without it!

  91. Susan Reina says:

    It’s isolating to go gluten free especially in the beginning when you don’t know how to prepare anything. I felt like I was breaking up with the best boyfriend I ever had. I’ve tried a few GFOAS recipes but really the ones that seemed easy and quick. I many just try to stick to naturally GF foods for fear having a kitchen disaster.

  92. Roxie says:

    My son eats Gluten Free, but I have yet to find a good recipe for bread. This book would be a great resource.

  93. L ora Fox says:

    Started illiminating wheat because son was having some health issues. Yhe more I read I realize the whole family will benefit with chsnge6 in diet. Just purchased my first gluten free cookbook from author of gluten free on a shoestring. Cannot wait to receive.

  94. Connie McGrew says:

    I love the gluten free recipies I’ve tried, would be so nice to have a cookbook to help!

  95. Courtney says:

    I’ve been very successful in all my gluten free baking/cooking except with breads. I’ve found one decent bread recipe, but I haven’t been successful yet with pizza crust, rolls, etc. I’m always looking for new recipes. I’ll definitely give this one a try.

  96. Rebecca Bailey says:

    I have had to eat gluten free now for 2 years. Not long compared to some of my new Celiac friends. It has been a challenge for me to eat gluten free as I am the only one in my home who has it. My kids have not loved any of the gluten free breads I’ve purchased or made, except for the ones from Great Harvest, but I cannot eat them as they are not made dedicated gluten free facilities. I would LOVE to make gluten free bread that my family would love to eat too! Grilled cheese sandwiches and school lunches (with a real sandwich) would make my kiddos so happy! Thanks for getting the word out!!

  97. Jessica Larsen says:

    I spent years perfecting a sandwich bread recipe (with the help of Mel, ofcourse) and I finally got it right. 3 months later, I find out I have a gluten intolerance. I was devastated. TO make a long story short, eating and cooking and baking a gluten-free lifestyle is like learning how to cook all over again. I still struggle to find good recipes, and that is after much trial and even more error than success. I am so glad to know that Mel supports this cookbook, and has tried some recipes. I trust Mel, she has never steered me wrong!! I want this cookbook so bad!

  98. Kate Lindstadt says:

    I used to be a huge baker. Challa every Friday, Cookies after school. Desserts and treats after meals. It was a way I showed my love. Then my daughter was diagnosed Hashimotos and later the same year my husband found out he was celiac. BIG change! Now I don’t bake hardly at all, but I still enjoy it once in awhile. I love Nicole’s energy and insight into gf baking. I post/share her all the time, but mostly find I just look at the beautiful pictures.

  99. Tamara Bahr says:

    I have a dear brother who is gluten intolerant, and now one of my girl scouts is. I would love to learn more about cooking gluten free as most of the recipes I find require way too many strange ingredients or are super expensive.

  100. Sara says:

    I have family who is gluten free, so I’m always on the look out for good recipes that don’t taste like cardboard!

  101. jana says:

    I do gluten free for some friends and family. I like to find recipes that do not replace the flour with another flour. This book would make a great gift for a loved one

  102. Mary says:

    GFOAS , so need your bread book, my son misses having tasty bread!

  103. Lucy says:

    I haven’t tried to make gluten-free breads yet, but this recipe sounds like a winner!

  104. Bobbie says:

    I’ve never baked gluten free bread. I would love to learn.

  105. Amanda says:

    My husband was just diagnosed Crohn’s disease and I have IBS, so we eat gluten free as it helps our stomachs. I am new to cooking gluten free and need all the help resources I can get. We have bought and tried to make many things that were not very edible. This would be a lifesaver.

  106. Suzee Anderson says:

    My sweet 8 yr old don just got diagnosed with celiac 4 weeks ago. I am desperate for baking/cooking help! I would love this book

  107. Emilee says:

    I have two sisters with children who have celiac. I’ve never tried a bread, but I have tried gluten free desserts when they come over. I’d love to win this for one of them.

  108. I’m gluten-free and have come along way in my GF baking. At first it was just terrible. So many horrible, tasteless things. But I feel like I’ve got a good handle on most things now. Would LOVE this book! I love Nicole’s blog and her recipes.

  109. Maria says:

    We’ve been gluten free for about 6 months now and I find some recipes are easy and great and some not so much. We have a waffle recipe that doubles as bread and hamburger buns, and chocolate chip cookies we are happy with. I CANNOT find a pizza crust recipe we like and last night’s pancakes were never going to be cooked in the middle. I would love to win a copy of this cookbook and thank you for sharing a recipe from it!

  110. Liz G. says:

    Thank you for this recipe! I have always loved your site and your recipes are always my go to for everything. I have had to change everything I eat because of a gluten intolerance and it has been very hard for me. I am always looking for great recipes! Thank you! 🙂

  111. Katherine says:

    I’m gf and I miss good bread!!

  112. Melodie says:

    I’ve tasted some Gluten free items that my neighbor has made that were yummy and some that were not. I’ve wanted to learn more about it but I could never go without breads, rolls, etc so to have tried and true recipes would be great.

  113. cine says:

    we went gluten free in july 2000 in solidarity with my autistic son. later, i found out it was necessary for me also. i am so happy you are friends with nicole! she’s wonderful – a true rock star in the gf world. i’ll be forever grateful for her knock off Against the Grain recipes. other than wishing for a time machine so i could have had her expertise 13 years ago, i wish i could win a copy of her newest cookbook.

  114. Heather says:

    I’ve never tried gluten-free baking, but with more and more of my friends being gluten intolerant or allergic I’m going to have to give it a try – because how else do I show someone I care than by baking?!

  115. Mandy Rambo says:

    My best friend has celiac disease. When cooking for her I’ve been most successful not with recipes formulated to be gluten free but instead with taking my favorite, tried & true recipes and subbing in her homemade gluten free flour mix.

  116. Sharon says:

    I have not had much success with GF breads. So I don’t even try any more. I would love to have this recipe book so that I can eat bread again.

  117. Stacey Roberts says:

    I really enjoy trying new gluten free recipes and I would love to get my hands on this cookbook!

  118. cori says:

    I make a ton of gluten free quick breads and pies etc. but I’ve never dove into yeast based recipes that were gluten free

  119. Sherri says:

    Until now, I have not had to cook gluten free, but I have a family member being tested now and think that will be changing soon.

  120. Angie says:

    I don’t have any experience with gluten-free baking. I would look forward to trying these recipes that are full of flavor.

  121. Melanie says:

    I have yet to attempt GF recipes due to being completely intimidated. My sister just started eating Gluten Free and I would love to be able to help her by being able to make some things that she could eat!

  122. Melanie says:

    My teenage daughter has suffered from a chronic illness for the past few years. Going GF has helped some–but it is a challenge finding items to make. Thanks for an awesome recipe. I can’t wait to try it!

  123. Candise says:

    I’ve been gluten free since February and feel SO much better. Up until now I have not missed baked goods (gasp, I know!) but there is something about the cold weather and holidays approaching that has made me start looking and experimenting. My pizza crust last night was a fail. I believe this cookbook will find a happy home in my kitchen!

  124. Found most gluten free recipes to be nasty, would like to try some tasty ones

  125. Sarah Ryll says:

    I have never made anything gluten free intentionally, though we make a lot of bread and bread products at home, this looks like an awesome cookbook and we would love to give it a go for sure

  126. Crystal says:

    I’ve tried cooking more gluten free items as it helps my daughter’s eczema. I’ve made some good things and some not so good things. Our favorite is a banana muffin. I follow Nicole’s blog and have long wanted her cookbook.

  127. Kayla says:

    I haven’t tried gluten-free, but I’d love to give it a shot. Especially when it comes on recommendation from Mel’s!

  128. Sara says:

    This looks like an awesome recipe and I can’t wait to try it!! I am new to GF cooking and baking. So far, I have been looking for recipes that are easily adapted, replacing cornstarch for flour in gravies and soups, etc. I found a peanut butter cookie recipe without flour that is delicious. I also noticed your Sweet and Sour chicken recipe could easily be made with GF soy sauce. Would love this cookbook!

  129. tsmith says:

    I know several people who are gluten free, although, I have never tried it. It would be interesting to try it to see the difference.

  130. Jessica L says:

    Honestly, I have no experience! But I’m willing to try. If mel says it’s good, it must be 🙂

  131. Rebecca says:

    My whole family is allergic to gluten, so I do gluten free baking all the time. I would love to try this!

  132. Helga Gunnarsdottir says:

    I’m trying to be gluten free, but as the others in the home are not impressed, because they just want the bread and buns that I’m used to the bake, so I’m bake for them and do not eat anything my selv 🙁

  133. Carrie says:

    My son has celiacs so we have to eat gluten free. My results were just so so until I started using Better Batter flour and following recipes from Gluten Free on a Shoestring. I swear by both of them.

  134. Steph says:

    I always mess them up! I need some practice making gluten free food. It seems to be an art form.

  135. Heather says:

    My dad has Celiac disease. He would be in heaven with these rolls…they look divine! I’d love a copy of the book to give to him!

  136. Melissa says:

    I have had mixed experiences cooking gluten free. The more I practice the better it gets and we have many recipes that we prefer to be made GF even if they are prepared for those who do not need to avoid gluten. It is SO much easier to cook/bake GF than it was even 10 years ago… labeling has improved and restaurants are much more accommodating. I would love to try the recipes in this new cookbook… breads are always a treat.

  137. April I. says:

    My 10 year old daughter was diagnosed with Celiac Disease in January so this has been a roller coaster of a year learning how to bake gluten free. I am thankful to Gluten Free on a Shoestring for helping me along the way! My daughter’s favorite bread recipe is the Sourdough Bread. We keep a constant supply of starter in the fridge for our weekly loaf! It would be so great to win a cookbook that is nothing but breads!

  138. Paul L. says:

    I have a daughter who has recently discovered her intolerance to gluten. It is killing her, so recipes like this should help me make food she can eat. Thank you!

  139. Sarah Baum says:

    I have never made anything gluten-free but would love to win this book to try my hand at it!

  140. Holly says:

    Our family tried going gluten free after reading the Wheat Belly and realizing that my husband has a carb addiction. I did it mostly for him but after going gluten free the pain that I had been experiencing in my back went away within a week. Now every time I eat gluten my back starts hurting from the inflammation that it causes. I also think that it has been causing mouth sores for me my entire life. For the most part I don’t eat “gluten free” items because I just don’t care for them. So I eat hamburgers without buns, etc. It would be so nice to have some good recipes that I can use to replace those items that seems to go so well with most meals. Thanks!

  141. Amanda says:

    I’ve made flourless chocolate cake and Brazilian cheese bread. Both were delicious! I haven’t really attempted much with gf flour though.

  142. Chari S. says:

    A few things here and there. Nothing too crazy. My sister-in-law is gluten-free, and I would love to be able to make her breads that she can actually she eat when she comes over! Thanks!

  143. aubrie s says:

    I have made several gluten free recipes, but never bread. I’m definitely interested in trying these rolls!

  144. Amy says:

    Not much experience with gluten free cooking, but would love to try!

  145. kiera says:

    GF recipes? A rollercoaster of trial and error, hockey puck baked goods and perfect fluffy delights!! Would love to be able to utilize this cookbook!

  146. Jodi Warenski says:

    I am leaning towards my 4th son having a gluten free diet. He is a mspi baby which cuts out all dairy and soy, so gluten might be next.

  147. Jeanne Wilcox says:

    I work with a number of people who are working towards gluten free so I have started to look at this as well. Improved health seems to be the benifit everyone enjoys 🙂

  148. Heather Boxley says:

    I’ve never tried any gluten free recipes, but have several friends that do. It would be nice to have some good gluten free recipes so I can bake something for these good friends of mine!

  149. Brenda says:

    No luck in the past. Gave up. But I’d love to try again.

  150. Jasmine says:

    I’ve only made a few GF recipes and none of them wowed me. A friend lives a GF lifestyle and while some of her food tastes ok, they’ve never been such that I thought they were better than their gluten counterparts. So call me a GF skeptic. 🙂

  151. Lisa Haller says:

    My mother-in-law has celiac and my son is gluten intolerant (we aren’t going to put him through testing for the diagnosis of celiac). It seems baking gluten free is either easy or impossible. Cookies, quick breads, and muffins are easy. Bread for sandwiches…..not so much. I’d love to be able to make bread at home rather than buy it. It’s expensive and full of preservatives I want to avoid.

  152. Kathy says:

    Gluten-free baking has been a daily experience for me this past year. Working recipes that everyone can enjoy. The key to baking or cooking for any special diet is make the food taste real. Bread is where I am attempting right now…love the challenge.

  153. Meaghan says:

    I loved reading all the comments above, I’ve never seen so many Celiacs in one place!! I was diagnosed almost a year ago, my house is completely GF after figuring out after a few months that the cross-contamination was too difficult to deal with. My GF cooking has improved and I can bake really yummy treats, but my two bread attempts have been failures 🙁

  154. Kim B says:

    I’ve been eying some gluten free recipes but haven’t had the courage to try. My family loves all the bread recipes I’ve tried from this website so I guess it’s time to try this.

  155. Beccah G says:

    My husband and son have been gluten intolerant for almost two years. It took me a while to make something that was more than just ok. I have made some super scrumptious things, but I have also made things that were practically inedible. I would love this book, as breads are the most challenging when it comes to gluten free baking. I would love to get the recipes from an expert!

  156. Roxann Lee says:

    I am going to try your sweet and sour chicken recipe for a gluten free recipe! It looks delicious!

  157. Betsy says:

    We camp with a friend who is now gluten free. Would love to be able to prepare something I know she can eat when it’s my turn to cook.

  158. Christy says:

    I would LOVE to win this cookbook for my dear friend who has Celiac’s. She is going through an incredibly rough time right now because her mother has stage 4 breast cancer and at the same time, her 13-year-old daughter is sick. She is so selfless. She spends all day taking care of her daughter and when her daughter goes to bed, she spends all night with her mother. She is the most giving woman I know, who if she found $10 in her pocket, she’d pass it on to someone in need, even though she could really use it herself. I would just LOVE to give her something to brighten her day a little bit. Thanks!

  159. Susan Romito says:

    I’ve done baking, but haven’t attempted breads yet. Mostly Christmas cookies and quick breads. These look awesome and I will definitely be trying them for the holidays. 🙂

  160. Kacey Hamilton says:

    I have a brother with Celiac disease so I have just started experimenting with Gfree recipes. I have not taken on breads yet but am hosting thanksgiving and would love to make stuffing and rolls he could eat!!!

  161. Pris says:

    Made gluten free pie crust for topping of chicken pot pie. Really, had little taste. Would love a good cookbook to bring taste back to gluten free.

  162. Rebecca Blackwell says:

    I’m amazed how good gluten free breads are!

  163. Adriane says:

    I have been eating GF for the last couple of years and have tried what feels like a thousand GF baking recipes. Some turn out great, some are complete failures (probably operator error). I love to try new recipes and have been afraid oto try breads so far, but this recipe looks too good to pass up!

  164. kat says:

    My experience cooking gluten free is pretty mixed. I have a few friends who are drastically gluten intolerant, so I have tried to find good things to make for them. Most of them fail – the successes tend to involve a lot of sugar to cover up the bitter taste of the gf ‘flour’ – and I’ve NEVER found a good bread recipe. This book might be the ticket!

  165. Tara C says:

    I’ve never had to make gluten free recipes before but I know lots of people who do eat gluten free. Would love some tried and true recipes so I can cook for them!

  166. Ali Klein says:

    I’m gluten intolerant and my daughter has a sensitivity I should be more careful about. I just stay away from breads, I eat lots of rice and oats for my carbs. I stick with the dessert recipes that were already made to be GF because they’re just better (in my experience so far) like monster cookies, no bakes, flourless chocolate cake….ice cream. 🙂 I would love to have a great gf bread recipe as well as a really good cupcake recipe!!!

  167. Kathy says:

    Our 2 year old grandson was just diagnosed with Celiacs so I’m new this. I have only tried a few things with good results so far. I have been doing lots of research. Grandma’s have to have good stuff for those grandkids to eat when the visit!

  168. Karen Cox says:

    I have never used or eaten anything gluten free… As I trying to live a healthier lifestyle, this would be a good addition. Would like to learn more about it.


  169. Megan says:

    I would LOVE a copy of that book! I’ve been working on getting processed food out of my families diet for over a year now and I feel like I’ve done a pretty good job with my husband and I, but my kids’ diet still needs some work. I’ve hoped it would help with my 4 year olds behavior – he’s not diagnosed with ADHD or ODD but he is close. I’ve heard that going gluten free can help improve behavior (and I’d like to try everything I can before resorting to meds) but the kid is seriously addicted to bread and carbs in general! I do my best (I recently stopped by cold cereal and he’s slowly coming out of mourning :), but having a gluten free cookbook dedicated just to breads would be AMAZING!!! He especially loves bagels. I think he would eat them for all 3 meals a day if I let him! I’ve never tried to make a GF bread but I have plenty of GF recipes in my repitoire. Please pick me!

  170. Heather says:

    We have been gluten free a year now after our 2 yr old was diagnosed with celiac’s disease. I have used some bread recipes with brown rice flour, but have yet to find a really good gf bread recipe. The buns look awesome and perfect for Thanksgiving! Can’t wait to try them!

  171. Sonya Fuller says:

    Gluten free products are so expensive to buy so that’s why I make everything myself! Bread is the hardest thing to make and I’m still looking for a great recipe. I’m looking forward to Nicole’s book!!

  172. AmandaSue says:

    I have a dear friend who is gluten free. I’ve made Mel’s quinoa cake, which was a huge success. I would love to have some other recipes that I can share with her.

  173. Kate Schaumburg says:

    I will never forget the gluten free cookie dough that was given to me as a gift… Main flour ingredient – garbanzo bean flour… Beans and cookies?? REALLY?? Of course it tasted HORRID.. Nicole Hunn has been my GF lifesaver since I found out I’m intolerant a year ago. =) I can’t wait to try these rolls and I can’t wait to see all the amazingness in the book!

  174. Michelle says:

    I started gf this past January to help with digestive issues. So far I’ve mostly limited myself to repackaged mixes. I’m coming up on my first gf holiday season so I’m still learning to navigate the ins and outs of good gf baking!

  175. Nicole says:

    I have never tried anything gluten free but I really want to start making stuff for the two people I know that are gluten free. I’m on a mission for them to be able to have a goodie again.

  176. My family started eating gluten-free when I was a teenager. It was super hard at first, but the more I baked gluten-free the easier it is and now I could never go back to using regular flour. I started my own blog a year ago so that I could share my recipes with others.

  177. Heather J says:

    I just started eating glutten free a week ago. We are hoping it will help my fibromyalgia I was just diagnosed with. So I was so excited to see my favorite go to recipe blog have a GF post! Thanks for brightening my day!

  178. Liz B. says:

    I have had mixed results with GF breads, most are not good and my family won’t even taste it anymore if I tell them it’s GF. Pre-GF I used to make all sorts of wonderful breads, and would love to be able to do that again! Thanks!

  179. Victoria Johnson says:

    I have to eat gluten free due to allergies but my husband and kids are not affected by it. It’s always hard for me to find good gluten free products to use in my cooking that I can eat, but that they won’t scoff at and immediately know something is “off”. I have yet to find a GF bread that I like (aside from the GF buns at Red Robin haha) so I would LOVE to win this so that I too can just grab a quick sandwich with the rest of my family.. something so small, yet I used to totally take for granted until my allergy manifested entirely and I absolutely HAD to go GF. Thanks!!

  180. Amy Deming says:

    I have struggled with my weight my whole life! I recently met someone who changed all that. She let me to some fabulous products and helped me cut out the things that were keeping me from ultimately being a healthy body weight. I don’t mean to profess that gluten free is for everyone, however, going MOSTLY gluten free has changed me, and my body for good! I have cut out bread and treats almost completely. Any time I invite gluten back in, my body knows it. My trainer told me on e that most of our bodies have a small intolerance to gluten, which in my case leads to bloating. “Giving up” the things I used to eat is so worth how I look and feel about myself, but I would LOVE to eat breads and snacks again that are gluten free so this book would rock my world! Hope that’s not too preachy. My trainer has given me some gluten free recipes and most are pretty good. I’d love some that are amazing though! Hoping to win! Thanks for sharing this with us. 🙂

  181. nancy says:

    it’s hard to make meals for friends who are gluten free so this would be great!

  182. Micah says:

    I recently found out I have to eat GF. So far I’ve made an amazing pumpkin bars recipe.. And about everything else has left me saying “I miss my gluten!” I would love to have this book and start making some yummy gf food! Thanks!

  183. Nichole says:

    I cook 100% gluten free for my family and we love Nicole’s second cook book! Just made my GF chocolate birthday cake from that book yesterday and everyone thought it was good, not just my gluten free family. We have had some flops with other recipe sources but love everything we have tried from Nicole’s book and blog. Can’t wait for her bread book to come out!

  184. Lacey says:

    My niece has been diagnosed with celiac as well as several other things. I would like to give this to her. She is feeling a little discouraged.

  185. Candace says:

    Most gluten free breads I’ve made have been pretty average! Very dry and sometimes mealy depending on the flour combo I used. I’d be super excited to get a book with some awesome recipes in it!

  186. Amanda says:

    My husband needs to eat gluten free so I have dabbled in cooking it a little, but whenever it comes to bread he turns his nose up. It would be nice to be able to cook something that he likes. Need to try this recipe to see if it can pass the test! Thanks!

  187. Janel says:

    i am gluten-free (barring a misguided cheat now and then). and i’ve had great results using high-quality gluten-free flours like Better Batter and Cup4Cup. i’ve not ventured into bread baking though (other than banana bread) so i’m really excited for this book to come out!

  188. pricklypear says:

    One of my favorite gluten-free things to make is Brazilian cheese breads – made with tapioca flour, so addicting! I’m always looking for good resources to cook for dietary restrictions like gluten-free. It’s also just so fun to try to challenge yourself to make something traditional and normal in a completely different way, and changing traditional bread to gluten free is such an interesting challenge.

  189. Sarah says:

    A lot of my in-laws eat gluten-free, so I’ve had a lot of exposure, but haven’t done a lot of baking gluten-free. I’d love to be able to do more though!

  190. michelle says:

    Just recently started GF and tend to just swap out “gf flour” for regular in baking recipes, so far have had good results. These rolls look heavenly and I can’t wait to try them!!! BTW, your decadent chocolate cake was the 1st dessert I made after going gf with huge success…love your recipes!!! <3

  191. Catherine says:

    Yay for gluten-free homemade options! I’ve been gluten-free for years, and its tricky sometimes. A good recipe makes all the difference!

  192. Kim Bassett says:

    I make gluten free cupcakes with coconut flour all the time, they are the best!

  193. Jeanne G says:

    My son is dating a women with 2 boys that are gluten free. I have made a few desserts with good success. Would love trying gluten free bread – I love to bake bread, especially now that the cold weather has arrived.

  194. mary lou says:

    I’ve never made anything gluten free

  195. Nichole says:

    I’ve only just begun my gluten free adventures so I’m e xcited to hear about gluten free bread. I was wondering what I was going to do with the upcoming holidays and the absence of my beloved rolls. I’ve had partial success making a family favorite cake with all purpose gluten free flour but I was 100% satisfied so I just have to continue experimenting!

  196. Amy says:

    I’ve never tried baking gluten free bread but I’ve been interested in it because I have several friends who have to eat gluten-free. Love to win this book

  197. Auntiepatch says:

    I don’t know anything about GF. My DINIT (daughter-in-law-in-training) is trying it out but I haven’t heard if it is helping her.

  198. Lilly says:

    I love sweet bread but haven’t been able to have it in years – this is fantastic! If I can get a recipe from a trusted source, like here, I am usually so glad I tried it as way to introduce a new food or bring back an old favorite to my celiac family!

  199. Lindsey T says:

    My son and I have celiac disease so we’ve been searching out GF recipes for the last 5 years. We usually just make bread from a mix because you can count on the results. But, I’m always willing to try a new recipe and those rolls look amazing!

  200. Fran says:

    My family is gluten intolerant so we’ve been gf for going on two years now. At first it was quite the learning curve and I was very intimidated by gluten free cooking! Now with several gluten free blogs available I’m much more comfortable cooking gf. I can confidently tweak most recipes to make them gf and have been able to replace most of the things we’ve missed. Bread is the one caveat though. That’s still hit or miss as far as recipes go and I haven’t tried creating any of my own. I’ve tweaked a recipe here or there and come up with a better version but it would sure be nice to make a bread recipe and know it was going to turn out! I think I may need to pin this book to my “Books I want” board. 🙂 My husband loves Sweet Hawaiian Rolls so thanks for sharing this recipe. I can’t wait to try it!

  201. Tracey says:

    I personally don’t have a ton of experience coking gluten-free, at all! …particularly baking. However, my sister recently found out she has a gluten allergy. I would love to be able to give her this cookbook!!! 😀

  202. Laura C says:

    While I’m not celiac, I do have a wheat sensitivity (as does my granddaughter). I’ve been experimenting with gf baking, and other than one dismal failure (the chickens wouldn’t even eat them…) I’ve been pleased. I’m looking forward to this book – I can work things out for myself, but I’d rather just be able to bake!!

  203. Kristin Douglas says:

    I have tons of allergies and sensitivities, and trying to blend flours on my own and make tasty breads isn’t easy. I made some gluten/corn free pumpkin bread (I can’t eat corn) and it was a bit too grainy, kind of like a solid block of pumpkin flavored cream of rice! (rice flour was the main flour…) I can use all the help I can get, and if it is less expensive and I can do it myself, great!

  204. Terri says:

    I’ve had great success with cooking GF, just haven’t ventured into bread making yet…it looks rather intimidating! LOL! This book will help with that, so if I don’t win, I’m putting this on my Christmas list!:)
    My family misses homemade bread…and so do I! BTW, your chocolate cake made with quinoa is STILL a family favorite! Soooo good!

  205. Dana says:

    I’ve had the hardest time with gf breads, so this cookbook would be perfect!

  206. Jessica says:

    I am new to gluten free cooking, but everything I’ve tried making so far either tastes bad or has a lot of crazy ingredients that are hard to find in my area. I’d love to get some new, tasty recipes to try though!

  207. Andrea says:

    Haven’t tried gluten free recipes but would like to start trying!

  208. Serena says:

    I have never had good results making bread with gluten free flours. The results were always dry and dense. I would love to try new recipes that have proven successful.

  209. Maureen says:

    My husband has several siblings that are GF — Gluten Free. At one point they thought he would be too. I started to bake some breads from recipes that I found, but they were really horrible. I’d love to try and make some breads for others in my family. My husband, luckily, does not have to be GF like his sisters.

  210. Crystal says:

    I am on a new healthy food quest on a meager budget and am constantly looking for recipes to help me. It would be such a boon to have this cookbook to draw inspiration from. Thanks!

  211. Mareen says:

    At one point, the doctors thought my husband might be gluten intolerant because he has several sisters that are gluten intolerant/allergic. I tried to bake some of the breads and they always came out horrible. I’d like to try something for his sisters. And, luckily, he is not gluten intolerant.

  212. Meg says:

    My experience with GF baking has been mostly good! I’ve had some major flops, but also some really good success. I even had a GF, low-carb, sugar-free bakery on for over a year before the stress of it made me quit. 😉

  213. Kelly says:

    My two teenagers jumped on the gluten-free train about a year ago for health/fitness reasons. Have successfully made various GF recipes and have had success with cakes, cookies, and brownies, but the breads…………can you say “YIKES” and gag at the same time! Would love this new cookbook as I use Nicole’s other cookbook “Gluten-Free on a Shoestring” frequently. 🙂

  214. Marissa says:

    While we have other allergies in our home, I have always been thrilled that gluten isn’t one of them. However, we do have friends with gluten allergies and sensitivities. We try to have friends over often and I always feel limited in what I can offer them. I’ve tried a few things here and there and been pleased. But having a helpful book that didn’t make me feel like I was “being good” by using their recipes would help me out immeasurably.

  215. jackie says:

    Have only tried a recipe or two, but very interested in trying more. Wondering if it would help with my auto immune issues.

  216. Mary says:

    So far I have not tried yeast baking gluten-free. The brownies turn out best; the cookies, regardless of whether I use butter or coconut oil, have refused to spread. Tasty but not the texture I was looking for (but the consumers are well pleased). The banana bread recipes have been spotty – again, personal preference as to texture. I love being able to bake, and everything comes out edible (if not beautiful). Thanks, Nicole, for being my stepping stone into gluten-free – 18 months and counting! And thanks, Mel’s Kitchen Cafe, for the giveaway and recipe posting!

  217. Christine Saunders says:

    My husband just found out he is celiac and just trying to fix his food has rocked my whole world after 28 years I am having to start all over again. The thing I have had the hardest time with are the breads they all have horrible texture and taste so I would really appreciate this book !!!!

  218. Heather says:

    Honestly, I have never tried baking gluten free. It seems a little scary! I am going to try this recipe!

  219. Laura says:

    I always have a hard time finding gluten free recipes that I like, or would want to eat. I have high hopes for this cookbook!

  220. Shauntel says:

    I went GF just over a year ago to minimize the effects of my thyroid disease. I’ve found it’s not so bad! There are lots of great substitutes, and I’m still able to cook most of my favorite recipes (including the ones from here!) with just a little tweaking.

    I haven’t baked any GF bread yet – so many crazy ingredients, but these rolls have me pretty convinced I should try!

  221. Diana S says:

    I had become quite skilled a baking, then came the gluten issues, I tried so hard to make the transition but so far nearly every attempt has been an epic fail.

  222. Sandra says:

    I used to buy GF flour mixes, but now I mostly use a brown rice, potato starch and tapioca starch mix for recipes calling for all purpose gf flour. It works pretty well. Other than that, I also use a lot of almond flour. It gives cookies a great flavor 🙂

  223. Tauna says:

    I gave up on GF recipes after a couple of fails. I would love to give it another try with better recipes.

  224. Kristen S says:

    I haven’t tried any GF baking only cooking so I would love to win this to give baking a try too.

  225. Kristi says:

    I’ve been gluten free for almost 4 months now and have tried a few recipes. Some were winners and some were gross! I’d love to get this book!

  226. Becky says:

    Hi Mel,
    I plan to try this recipe. Can you tell me where to find the whey isolate and expandex tapioca starch? A health food store? I gave on on making GF bread many years ago, but this recipe is worth a try.

  227. Emily says:

    I’ve been experiencing with gluten free recipes this fall as my 4 year old was diagnosed gluten intolerant. I haven’t had much success and would love tried and true recipes for our family.

  228. Rosita says:

    I’ve had pretty good success…once I stumbled upon Nicole’s blog! Her recipes are amazing and I love that I can use my own GF AP flour

  229. girlsmama says:

    We have a GF daughter. We have found that baking GF can be tough! It’s nice to find tried and true recipes that we know will work.

  230. Clare says:

    Baking gf for me has been pretty mediocre, especially breads. I have been anticipating this book for months in hopes that my favorite gf food blogger can guide me in her ways!

  231. Marilee says:

    My husband has celiac disease, and he has finally given up ever finding a good bread substitute. I used to make bread all the time, but I’ve quit doing that since it seems cruel to make the house smell so good when he can’t eat any. It would be a miracle to find a gluten-free bread recipe that I could make with good results and that he actually liked.

  232. Susan says:

    Looks like a really wonderful resource for those of us who live a gluten-free life!

  233. Kassidy says:

    Haven’t gotten too into it, but with a cookbook, I just might 🙂

  234. Ruth says:

    I’ve only made gluten free microwave brownies and peanut butter cookies. They were both good though. My dad is celiac and my mom has become a great GF baker over the last 25 years. She has been baking bread (GF and Non) for close to 40 years so I’d love to win this cookbook for her!

  235. Kriss Holmes says:

    There are a lot of great gluten free recipes and some that are just mediocre. The hardest thing for me to give up has been bread items (bread, buns, scones, donuts) though. I’ve tried tons of recipes, some I thought were nasty, others were okay, and some I’ve loved. Along with the taste, finding something that looks “normal” so other people don’t criticize the gluten free diet has also been challenging. As an adult, I can stand the heat, but it’s very hard for kids to be seen eating anything deemed “different” around their peers. Any recipe that tastes great and can help a child lead as normal life as possible while gluten-free is amazing in my book!

  236. Whitney H says:

    I am very interested in GF – though I haven’t tried any recipes yet – I would love to start trying some – and this book looks like a wonderful start!

  237. Melissa says:

    We are a Gluten Free household and we have our 4 year old daughter to thank! She cried the first year of her life non-stop! One year later we found out it was gluten. We rarely eat out, so I make all her food from home and after two years Gluten Free breads are NOT my specialty and quite honestly scare me. I would love this book!

  238. Andrea says:

    Over the last year and a half, I9 have learned a lot about cooking gluten free. Really, a lot of recipes are hit or miss.

  239. Lori Stilger says:

    My dad has gone gluten-free, and it’s a challenge to find a bread recipe that holds together – especially for toasting. Thanks for the chance at your generous giveaway! 🙂

  240. Beth B says:

    Mel – My family does not need to be gluten free. Would this recipe work with bread flour? Would you use the same quantity as g-f flour? Thanks so much and thanks for the wonderful recipes you develop.

  241. Brianne Neufeld says:

    I’m still kind of new to gluten free eating and cooking. I seem to do well when it comes to cooking basic meals and stuff. But baking is a another story! It’s been very hit or miss…I feel like I’m doing a science experiment every time I try. Never sure what the results will be 🙂 But these rolls look amazing! I would love to explore the cookbook and see what other tempting things it contains!

  242. Rebecca says:

    I haven’t tried much gluten free cooking myself, but my sister in law made some GF brownies once that were delicious!

  243. Tammy N says:

    I absolutely love gluten free on a shoestring! Variations on her perfect yellow and devil’s food chocolate cakes have made me a legend at office birthday celebrations! I need this book!!

  244. Laura says:

    I don’t eat gluten free, but I’d love to try these recipes. These rolls sounds great!

  245. Brianne says:

    I have family that has celiac so were always looking for new recipes. My favorite gf sweet treat was coconut cake in the crock pot–it turned out yummy!

  246. Amanda Yoder says:

    I’ve been gluten free (celiac) for about a year…I’ve mostly stuck to gluten free mixes because there are so many flours you have to buy to start from scratch. But, a surprisingly high percentage of things I’ve made have tasted good, so that’s encouraging to venture into the next step!

  247. Tanzly says:

    My friend is gluten intolerant. We do a lot of get-together suppers and finding carbs or desserts that are safe is always a challenge. I’m always on the look-out for new recipes that aren’t going to cost an arm & leg AND taste good.

  248. Pam says:

    I admit I have never tried my hand at anything gluten-free, but now with my sister-in-law’s diagnosis of celiac’s, I would really like to learn more… this cookbook would give me the perfect start!

  249. Rachel Grubb says:

    I was very excited to read your post today. I have been cooking from your website for over a year now and have never been disappointed. I share your website with my friends, family, and patients. I discovered 3 months ago that I am allergic to gluten. It has changed my life; being both difficult and physically rewarding. This cookbook would be ingredably helpful. Currently when we have guest over I will make them bread or cornbread and then I will just eat GF crackers (and yes they are very chunchy and tastless). I would love to be able to learn how to made good GF bread. For Christmas I think I will ask Santa for a good GF grilled cheese sandwich.

    Thank you Mel for your committment to cooking and your amazing website. You join us at the dinner table most nights of the week!!

  250. Kathy says:

    I eat mostly gluten free, and I love the brown rice pasta products from Tinkyada. I haven’t had great success with making breads though, so these Hawaiian Sweet Rolls I will definitely try. The recipe looks a little complicated with all the ingredients necessary to make your own flour instead of buying GF flour. But maybe that’s what it takes for it to be successful.

  251. Kathryn says:

    Hey Mel,

    Which version of the flours did you use? I’d love to make these so my daughter can have rolls at TG!

  252. Carol says:

    I cook gluten free for my celiac husband. I would love to have this book because I have tried so many bread recipes and they have just not met my expectations. And tortillas? I want to see this book!

  253. Holly says:

    My daughter was just diagnosed with a wheat allergy a few months ago so I’m just learning how to go GF. I have not attempted any bread recipes yet as I’m a little intimidated by them. This cookbook would be a great resource and my daughter would love to finally eat bread again.

  254. Kim says:

    The only recipe I’ve made GF was your chocolate cake with quinoa and it was awesome! My brother just found out he has celiacs so I made him that cake and he loved it!

  255. Christy Howald says:

    I haven’t ventured too far into the gluten-free baking world. I’ve eaten gluten-free products, but have been intimidated by baking it myself. Where I live (the middle of nowhere) it’s difficult to find a lot of items used. You can find some now, so that’s progress!

  256. Stefanie says:

    I want it! My son is gf and I have her regular cookbook so I’m sure this one is just as awesome!

  257. Geneve Fallon says:

    I need to make more gluten-free recipes, but they scare me. A cookbook with tricks and tips would be amazing!

  258. Shannon says:

    Gluten free has been a tremendously hard transition for me. I’m doing it for my boys who are 3 and 17 months because of their varied degrees of intolerance. I’m just now starting to find my love of cooking again (we are also dairy, corn and egg free because of severe health and allergies) and have been so inspired by Gluten Free on a shoestring. Her Bread book would help me help my family so much as well as start to give me my mojo back in my kitchen!

  259. Alexis says:

    Woohoo! Firstly, just want to say thanks for doing giveaways that don’t require “liking” and pinning a bajilion things! And also, I’d love to win this book. Two of my kids are on a GF diet and I’ve been doing a lot of experimenting with recipes lately, and Nicole’s recipes are always winners. She is like a gluten free genius. So winning this book would be awesome!

  260. MaryB says:

    We have some family members who are now gluten free so I have been experimenting with more gluten free baking. I’ve had good success with rice flour.

  261. Tanya says:

    I’ve tried your gluten free chocolate cake and posted a pic on Instagram…A gluten-free friend of mine saw it and made it that same day. It was delish!

  262. Alyssa says:

    I have made some cookies that were gluten free but have not yet tried much else though I have wanted to try.

  263. Holly Bell says:

    I have just started in to this gluten free baking and would love to learn more!

  264. Shelby says:

    I have been living GF since early this year and have had great results as far as my health goes. Only problem, I still have yet to find good recipes for GF baked goods and good results after baking so I can get away from the store bought packaged GF foods. This book sounds like a winner and I would sure like to put it to use!

  265. Melanie Helm says:

    Wow… that sounds like an awesome cookbook!

  266. Bethany says:

    I have made gluten free baked goods before (including bread) and they have all been terrible! I didn’t care for the texture of the gluten free products or the flavor. I’m excited to try recipes from this cookbook because I know if this recipe ended up on your blog, it must be good!

  267. alyssa says:

    My son stopped eating gluten last spring (and if you can get an 8 year old to give up pretzels, goldfish, donuts, regular pizza willingly he must feel better). I found some good recipes (including gluten free on a shoestring light and crispy waffles), but some things just aren’t the same! Looking forward to trying these rolls (and maybe more from the book)!

  268. Debbie says:

    My daughter is gluten free and some of the recipes she has tried are not very good! I’m sure she would love to try a great cookbook!

  269. Katie says:

    No experience but have a sister-in-law and her daughters that have celiac so this would be great!

  270. Dee Fedor says:

    I’ve been at this for quite awhile now. Some recipes work, some do not! Almost every recipe I have tried from Nicole has come out pretty well. I always open a newsletter from her first!

  271. Kristen says:

    I haves baked several GF bread recipes and my son will not eat them.

  272. Stef D says:

    I am an Excellent Cook. Ehh Baker (although, I used to make a mean loaf of gluten-filled bread). So this gluten-free baking is like a mystery within a puzzle to me. My successes are getting more frequent, but I sometimes wish that I could just go back to gluten living. Your recipes look amazing and I trust what I read here in your posts. I’d love to have this cookbook and learn how to get back to baking edible bread again. Thanks for your cookbook giveaway!

  273. wendy says:

    Gluten free isnt nearly as hard as it used to be. Surprisingly now days you can find good recipes. I have a coconut cookie recipe that is a favorite in our home, but I cant seem to nail down bread. Would love this!

  274. Leslie Carney says:

    Like you, I am a mom of 5. Four of my babies have left the nest and the remaining “baby” and my husband recently found out they were both gluten sensitive. As I am the only cook in the family, this has been a real big challenge. I was so overwhelmed at first that I practically stopped cooking (and I am the kind of girl who grinds her own wheat, makes her own breads and basically everything else from scratch). So this gluten thing has thrown me for a loop! I have tried a few bread recipes and none have turned out. There are so many more ingredients required! I recently counted my flours and I had 8 different kinds of gluten free flours!!! I am very excited to try this recipe as I feel like I am going to hit it right at some point. Maybe this is it!!!! Thanks so much for sharing it.

  275. Kelsie Kowallis says:

    My father in law is gluten-free and at first I hated! But as we all are figuring it out the food is getting better and easier! Always love finding new, good recipes!

  276. alanna conlee says:

    I’ve just started baking GF. So far it’s been a lot easier and tastier than I thought it would be.

  277. Karen says:

    I would love this cookbook! My niece and Sis-in-law both avoid gluten. It would really help when they come to visit.

  278. Heather says:

    I have been doing almost GF for about 2 years now. It is amazing some of the recipes out there that are GF. Gluten is bad for you so we try to avoid when possible.
    Thanks for all you do!!!

  279. Suzie Egge says:

    Just starting to dabble in the Gluten Free world Mel, this would be a huge HELP!!

  280. Tammy Park says:

    Nichole Hunn has been a lifesaver to me. I LOVE her recipes, but more than that, her warmth and sense of humor reach right out and hug you as she guides you to making great food. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I have Nichole’s other two GF on a Shoestring cookbooks and would love to have a copy of the new one, to share with my interested friends and relatives, since I’ve already got a copy on preorder.

  281. Rachel R. says:

    Chocolate cake made with blended garbanzo beans. Delicious. Rolls look yummy.

  282. Heather says:

    I have yet to successfully make a gluten-free bread and these look like just what I am craving for my first gluten-free Thanksgiving. I am going to have to try these and would love to win a cookbook that has recipes that work well!

  283. Jennifer S. says:

    I love Nicole and all of her GF recipes. I have made tons of them and they all are pretty darn good! We are 100% GF at home and it takes time to get there. It can be expensive, but it doesn’t have to – get Nicole’s books and you’ll see!

  284. Rachael K says:

    Me experience with gluten free cooking is that it is expensive.

  285. Rachael K says:

    Oops… That should be “my” not “me” experience….

  286. Christchanna says:

    I don’t have any experience with gluten free food, but my friend has been in the hospital for three weeks and now has to eat gluten-free. I would love to win this book for her!

  287. April says:

    I am an occasional gluten free baker. My mother-in-law and friend have celiac disease so I have to be prepared when they are around. I have had several not so great gluten free things and several tasty ones. It takes practice and experimenting–and a good starter recipe!

  288. Rachael says:

    My daughter and I have been eating gluten free for about 8 months now, and it’s definitely gotten easier as I learn how to cook some new things (and some old things in different ways). I still haven’t taken more than baby steps away from mixes when baking, though, because all of the different types of flours and such are overwhelming, not to mention expensive when you’re first getting started. But I love homemade bread and have missed it!

  289. Kristen says:

    My sister’s little boy is diabetic and now has to eat gluten free. I would give this cookbook to her!

  290. Emily says:

    With 3 Celiacs in my home, my gluten free experiments have been extensive! I’ve been cooking, baking and eating GF for 12 years and have a great collection of our favorite recipes – but we are ALWAYS excited to try new recipes too! The rolls look delicious and would be a fabulous addition to our Thanksgiving dinner!! Thank you!!

  291. Youko says:

    I started drastically cutting down on gluten about a year ago after noticing digestive problems when eating wheat products. I have tried various recipes with almond and coconut flour but found the most success baking with rice and tapioca flours. Because I do all the cooking in the house, my family has become GF by default and my husband has actually seen improvements in his digestion too! Although I think my family is sorely missing their bread products, I would love to learn to make some tasty GF breads to help fill that gap.

  292. Anna says:

    I don’t have a lot of experience with gluten free, other than trying to make sure we always have something for my cousin to eat at family get togethers. Having more ideas would always be useful!

  293. Chantel F says:

    I had never heard of GF until about 3 years ago, and it blew my mind! I’ve become good friends with the girl who introduced it to me, and I can’t believe how satisfying it can be!! I’ve had the challange of making a few GF cookies and desserts when we get together, and they’re surprisingly good! I would LOVE to surprise her with some fresh homemade bread that she can actually enjoy and like! And hey, if it’s GF you can have two or three times the serving size, right? Haha

  294. Gigi says:

    As far as my experience with GF foods, I’m always eating plantains at work (it’s a Latin restaurant) and my favorite sandwich is a sandwich that is made on length-wise halves of fried green plantains (tostones) called a Jibarito. It’s TO DIE for, and while I’m not celiac – in fact I LOVE bread – I also do like to try to eat gluten only in moderation as it can really mess my skin up and I just know it’s not the best thing in the world. So I’ve been trying to experiment more with GF foods/recipes but I haven’t had the greatest success so far. (The gluten-free cake I recently ate, for example, was dry and nasty.) So a cookbook on gluten-free bread?! I would LOVE that so much you wouldn’t even know…

  295. Sharon says:

    GF recipes are a hit or miss, with very little in between. I think breads are the hardest to succeed with – I would LOVE to have a GF bread cookbook.

  296. Emily says:

    I haven’t done a lot of gluten-free cooking, but I love Everyday Reading’s easy almond-cranberry cookies that also happen to be gluten-free and vegan.

  297. Carol says:

    I just found your website through Nicole’s and I love it – lots of great recipes to check out. I have a son with celiac and have been cooking GF for him for 7 years. Things have changed dramtically in the last few years for the GF population. Some products/recipes are excellent and others not so much. There is so much more available.

  298. Allison says:

    I LOVE cooking gluten free! Not that every recipe turns out, but even gluten filled recipes fail. I have Nicole’s two other books and honestly she is a rock-star in our kitchen! LOVE LOVE LOVE!! Thanks for offering a Give-a-way… always a nice incentive!

  299. Monica says:

    I haven’t gotten into gluten free baking, but I would love to try!

  300. Zephyr Kamph says:

    Hi! I have been baking gluten free on and off for 18+ years now. I just love when I make something gluten free and it tastes like the real thing. Sounds like this cookbook could make that happen! Would love to give it a try. 🙂

  301. Celia says:

    I’m gluten free and let’s just say my hubby gets tired of rice! Pancakes have been a huge struggle for me to have turn out well, I miss wheat ones!!

  302. Andrea says:

    I’ve made desserts and sweet breads for my Mother-in-law who has an intolerance but I’ve been gathering more recipes recently trying to prepare a holiday menu for the whole family that she can eat too. It would be awesome to give this to her as a Christmas gift!

  303. Trish says:

    It is as if you heard me thinking yesterday! I had been thinking about my mom and how she really misses “real” bread. After more than a year of tests and drugs and multiple trips to various doctors, we finally figured out what had been making her so sick. She had been having digestive problems and could not get far from the bathroom. She lost about 30lbs and we were really getting scared that whatever was wrong with her would be the death of her. She is 82 years old and has been a “health food” advocate my entire life. She baked her own bread and created great food on a daily basis. And now food was her enemy, specifically gluten foods. For the last 6 months or so she has steadily improved and gained weight and most importantly, feels more like her old self. With lots of research we’ve come up with gluten-free breads from mixes and recipes, but nothing has really satisfied either of us as a good replacement.(some of them were downright inedible!) This recipe for Hawaiian Rolls looks promising! I look forward to trying it with my mom. Maybe it will be good enough to take to our Thanksgiving gathering??
    Thank you for posting this. I’m loving your blog!

  304. Snowann says:

    I haven’t made too many gluten free things, but the things I have made were great! I am really interested in gluten free cook/baking and would like to try more recipes.

  305. NicoleH says:

    I’m not gluten intolerant but my step mom is and finding recipes for her that taste good has become a hobby/quest/pain-in-the-caboose. Good thing I love looking at recipes 🙂 This cook book would be amazing to bake from!

  306. Stacey M says:

    I have a lot of family who have issues with gluten. This would be so great for them.

  307. Jodie Welch says:

    When I first found out I had to eat gluten free I was really sad as I was a big bread eater. While I’ve got recipes for most other things I must say a really good gf bread still alludes me.

  308. Mary H. says:

    My daughter in law is gluten free, so for her birthday I made shrimp and gluten free pasta and it was wonderful.

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  310. Amber says:

    I’ve never baked gluten free for the specific reason of baking gluten free, but I would love to win this book for my sister, who has a gluten intolerance. Thanks Mel!

  311. Shelley W. says:

    I don’t really have any experience with gluten free cooking but would love to learn!

  312. Amanda Z says:

    I was diagnosed with celiac disease about a year ago, and it changed my life. I was so overwhelmed at the idea of gluten free, but I have really embraced cooking from scratch now. I have become such a better cook, and eat so much healthier now that I can’t have most pre made and processed things. I feel so much better physically too. I would love to win a book on gluten free bread, because I have had trouble finding good recipes, and I would love to try hers! Thanks for the chance to win Mel!

  313. Jillian_R says:

    I would love to have this book. My daughter has dairy/gluten/dairy intolerances so we have been trying to make things on our own. It can be so expensive and i hope that this cookbook will help. Great giveaway, thanks!

  314. Donna says:

    I eat gluten free for medical reasons. I would love great bread recipes. The ones I have tried just don’t taste very good.

  315. Stephanie says:

    Hi Mel, This is so great! My dad has had a gluten intolerance for about 6 years now, and I’m always looking for some great recipes to make for him. My mom also began to eat gluten several months ago. This is perfect timing for Thanksgiving. I’ll add it to my menu, which also includes many of the recipes you posted earlier in the week. I’m also looking forward to using the great spreadsheet with the make ahead hours and tips! Thank you, and have a great Thanksgiving.

  316. Gary A Hughey says:

    I have become gluten free not by choice. I don’t know any recipes but I am a decent cook. I appreciate your posting

  317. Shanna says:

    I have to admit that I have no experience with gluten-free. I don’t have any family that can’t eat it and have never made a gluten-free recipe. I sure would love to try some though!

  318. stephanie says:

    I am obsessed with Nicole’s site. I have just recently discovered it – can’t wait to make her gluten-free licorice. Thank you SO MUCH, MEL!!! I have really only made the easy stuff (flourless PB cookies! cornbread!) I cannot wait to try more.

  319. Madeline says:

    Wow, that recipe is very cool. I’ve done quite a bit of gluten free bread baking, but some of those ideas are totally new to me. The pectin, in particular. I’m pretty used to dealing with gf dough that’s half way between dough and batter. Something you can actually knead sounds awesome. I’ll have to make to bring to Thanksgiving.

  320. Shannon says:

    I have a good friend that cooks gluten free for her whole family out of necessity and she says you have to make things from scratch if you want it to taste good. That’s my philosophy about most food, and the things I’ve tried GF are great. Thanks for the chance to win a new cookbook! (I love cookbooks). And thanks for your wonderful blog that is truly my go-to for all things food.

  321. Heather says:

    I have been following your blog for quite a while now, and am THRILLED to see you venture into the GF world. My daughter was recently diagnosed with celiac, and this has been a huge shift for her. All her life, we have joked that “if it’s white, she’ll eat it”. She’s a huge carb lover, especially breads, and most especially baguettes and soft fluffy rolls. We’ve spent a fortune on GF ingredients, tried a huge number of GF recipes, and purchased even more GF bakery products, and nothing has come even close to being edible for her. If you’re recommending this recipe, I trust it and can’t wait to try it!! A copy of this book, if it’s as good as you say it is, would give my teenage daughter a reason to think maybe her mom is a little cooler than she had thought! 🙂

  322. Shannon says:

    I have no experience cooking or baking gluten free. I would love to learn about it and start a new adventure though!

  323. Janice Morrison says:

    Hi- My hubby is GF. I have mixed results with GF recipes. Most are tolerable, but I am always searching for better than that!

  324. Natasha says:

    Really inspired by this post. I tried going totally gluten free a few yeArs ago and made gluten free bread during that time with varying degrees of success. The fully gluten free diet wasn’t for me but I am always looking for new recipes to try that use a variety of grains! Looking forward to reading nicoles blog 🙂

  325. Milli says:

    As a cupcake bakery owner I discovered I could not hide my head in the flour so to speak:0 Gluten Free is be coming more pervasive and was a must to meet my clients request. I bake almost as many flavors of cupcakes Gluten Free as I do “regular” flavors, including our famous “DR. Pepper” cupcake. I do decorated gluten free cakes and cookies and have even done a GF wedding. I have tried breads and found them to be, well YUCK! Thats the way my cupcakes used to be, so its time to roll up my sleeves and learn how to do it. I am extremely excited about this new resource.
    “The busy baker”

  326. Addy says:

    My first GF baking experience was a bread mix. Needless to say, it turned out TERRIBLE. Luckily I found GF on a shoestring and have yet to have a failure yet!

  327. Holly Wydeck says:

    My son is allergic to wheat so I have become pretty good at adapting recipes. Nicole’s books and website were my first after going gluten-free and saved my sanity. She made the transition much easier.

  328. Connie says:

    I have had great luck substituting out up to 2 C of all purpose flour with gluten free flour that I make at home. I have made my chocolate ganache cake gluten free as there are several members of my family who are intolerant, including children. What makes this cake really special is that I can make it in advance…and what takes it over the edge, is the raspberry jam that I put between the layers.

  329. Jacquie says:

    Oh, how I miss the wonderful, comforting smell of fresh bread baking on a Saturday morning! I have been gluten free (Celiac) m children’s entire lives. I have fond memories of watching my mom bake bread or waking up to the glorious smell of it baking. I look forward to sharing that with my kiddos! They wish for “soft bread” like their friends at school whenever we splurge on GF bread. I would love to try the recipes in this book! Thanks for sharing this recipe.

  330. Jessica says:

    We’ve been cooking gluten free for well over a decade now. … I’m constantly amazed at how many more ingredient and recipe options there are these days!

  331. Rita says:

    I’ve never made anything gluten free. But my sister and her family are coming to spend Thanksgiving with us and she is both gluten and dairy free, so I’m going to have to learn!

  332. MaryAnn says:

    For over a year now, I have been collecting gluten-free/dairy free recipes for a friend who has allergies to both and who struggles to know what to eat. If I won this cookbook, it would be my Christmas gift to her.

  333. Elizabeth says:

    I can relate to so many of the comments here. I found out I have celiac disease a year ago and two of my four kids have it too. I have found lots of great gluten-free recipes for muffins and cakes and all of the sweet stuff, but I really miss having great bread. I used to make whole-wheat bread all of the time and I would love to start making my own gluten-free bread too! I’d love to get a copy of this book in my hands!

  334. Peggy says:

    Would love to have a baking book with gluten free recipes. I have tried some recipes that worked out well and some that were disappointing.

  335. Jodie says:

    My mom has had celiac disease for quite some time now but I honestly just look for recipes that don’t call for flour at all… Stir-fry and such! But I know she misses her pastries! Would be fun to give her this cookbook!

  336. Amber Carpenter says:

    I find that most of my g-free breads are super dense!! Super annoying. :-/

  337. Tonya R. says:

    I am always looking for new gluten free recipes to try for my niece! Thank You!

  338. Carol says:

    I haven’t had the guts to bake much since going gluten free three years ago. I used to be an avid baker, but I haven’t had the heart to try it much. Nicole’s book makes it look possible.

  339. Debbie West says:

    My daughter has just figured out that she is gluten intolerant, so I am a brand new beginner! My youngest son and I are also committed to being healthier, so we are trying this also. Thanks for the recipes and this site.

  340. Kelly D says:

    Oh boy I am really hoping this recipe/book is as good as you say because I was just lamenting the fact that rolls are the best part of Thanksgiving and gluten free rolls are the one thing I have the most trouble mastering!!! (My husband has celiac’s so we eat gluten free)

  341. Kathleen says:

    I am so glad to see her do a book on breads! Her cookbook is the first one I bought when I got diagnosed with Celiac disorder and her cookbooks were a lifesaver. But I miss good bread, so can’t wait to see what she has in these! And the Hawaiian rolls look yummy. Looking forward to making these soon!

  342. This cookbook would be like scriptures in our home. Cherished. Sacred. Partially destroyed. Loved.

  343. Lyn says:

    I have yet to try a gluten free recipe but would love to try some recipes.

  344. Katie says:

    G-Free, yes please. I have lost my love for baking due to my bodies intolerance to gluten. Think its all in the flour combo for the gfree thing and I just havent nailed it yet. awesome giveaway, thanks!

  345. Jaimee says:

    I tried going GF for a whole week, it was SO hard. I am a bread lover. I would love to learn how to make GF bread for my family!

  346. Dezi A says:

    I’ve actually never tried any gluten free recipes – but I’d love to!

  347. Danielle says:

    I have a good friend from high school with celiac and another friend whose five year old is gluten intolerant. I would pass this book on to one of them most likely. Though I would definitely try a few of the recipes first. 🙂

  348. Becca B. says:

    My mom has Celiac disease, so I have limited experience. I’ve tried lots of her GF things, but mostly when I prepare things for her, I stick with naturally gluten free, rather than using GF flour mixes. Like, I have a chocolate cake roll that is flourless. Or pavlovas. Stuff like that. This book would be so helpful!

  349. Jen G says:

    I’ve been eating gluten free for 3 years now. It really is a hit or miss on many recipes, especially in the beginning, but there are really starting to be a lot more really good gluten free recipes. I’m happy to have several good recipes to replace old favorites, and I would love to try this cookbook.

  350. Alyson says:

    I have a friend with celiac, and she would LOVE this cookbook. I have managed to feed her successfully a few times, but I have to be super careful…for example, I sometimes dip a measuring cup into both flour and sugar without washing in between, and so all of my sugar is contaminated. One of my successes was your white bean tuna salad–not a lot of chances for cross-contamination there! (AND it’s tasty…)

  351. Heidi says:

    My kids gave me “Gluten Free on a Shoestring” last year for Christmas and. the. book. DELIVERS! It quickly became one of my go-to books because the recipes are delish, but super easy. I am usually a cook book picture snob and don’t bother trying a recipe if I can’t see a final version, but I eat (haha) my words every time with these recipes. (And trust me, there are some naaaaasty GF options out there!)

    BTW, I was thrilled a few months back when you posted the chocolate cake made from quinoa. Thanks for branching out and helping us GF peeps get our carb/bread game ON…

  352. Emily says:

    i’ve only ever tried baking with almond flour to create something gluten free. so far, everything has turned out good.

  353. Trish says:

    Both my husband and myself are gluten intolerant…different symptoms but g/f works for both of us. We also have other foods that we can’t tolerate, nightshades (no potato flour, etc.) for me and he can’t tolerate rice flour so I have learned to adapt recipes to accommodate our various food intolerances. Just made a wonderful g/f French bread recipe for the first time and it worked! I’m looking forward to reading Nicole’s bread book and trying her new recipes.

  354. Jennifer says:

    I have several friends who are celiacs, so my favorite gluten-free desserts I make for them is a flourless chocolate cake or Chocolate Soufflé Cupcakes with White Chocolate Mint Cream. Yum!!

  355. Wendy says:

    I have had the most successes with Nicole’s recipes but have also had some success with other recipes on other blogs. Now, thanks to Nicole, I have found yet another wonderful site to explore!

  356. Lindsay N says:

    Unfortunately, I have to follow a strict gf diet. Most recipes, especially breads, don’t turn out so great! I have the other two shoestring books and they’ve helped me a lot- I’d love to add this one to my collection!!!!!

  357. Jackie Aud says:

    We have been GF for about 3 years. My children are sensitive to wheat and gluten, so we’ve been doing Pamela’s baking mix here and there and trying to do some GF baking of our own. I have not had a ton of success with bread baking, it always seems dense and somehow bitter when you make your own. There’s a few recipes that we like, but I wish there were some that tastes like Udi’s brand and good old white wheat flour recipes. I can’t wait to try the Hawaiian bread recipe above. Most of the recipes that we’ve tried, the bread tastes pretty ok or even great hot out of the oven or heated up, but definitely a bit blah when cold. Not great for packing a lunch or on the go. Thanks for the opportunity!

  358. Teri says:

    Ahhh…..gluten free baking. Its a struggle at times! I love cooking/baking. My daughter and I are Celiac so things have changed, but for the better! Im not always a success, but I do love to try new recipes. Recently have moved to Colorado so baking at altitude and in a really dry climate changes things. I always approach a new recipe thinking Im going to have to try it a couple times. Different flour blends affect a recipe differently. You just have to realize NOT one flour or flour blend is truly an ‘all-purpose’. GF can be a challenge, but makes your successes that much sweeter!! I now have some go-to recipes that I use weekly. I have made many GFOAS recipes with success, even with my kids and husband! At a recent school event, it was awesome to hear people say “I want to see if your cookies are still around! They are the best!” and they aren’t GF people!!

  359. Jenn says:

    While I don’t have experience with gluten free baking, I’ve been avoiding gluten and find that I feel so much better. The funny thing is that I’m a baker and am surrounded by bread all day! I would love to learn gluten free baking and actually be able to eat bread every once in a while.

  360. Maureen P. says:

    I haven’t tried gluten free yet, but this sounds like the perfect book to begin. I have friends who are gluten free and this would be fun baking for them.

  361. Brooke F. says:

    My husband has Celiac Disease and Nicole’s recipes have been a good start for us. I have most of the GF flours and ingredients, but this recipe looks beyond complicated, even for us!

  362. Kelly says:

    I haven’t done it yet, but I really want to try making my own gluten free bread.

  363. Cindy H says:

    Have not tried anything gluten free that wasn’t dry, crumbly or had a horrible after taste.

  364. Maria Burke says:

    I’ve only recently started trying to bake my own gluten free bread. It’s been a mostly disappointing process so far.

  365. Valerie says:

    This book looks awesome. Two of my children have a gluten-free teacher. I need gluten-free recipes for my holiday cookies so they don’t feel left out.

  366. Nicole says:

    I’m very new to gluten-free cooking/baking. I have made a few cookie and quick bread recipes, but I would be very interested in this cookbook. I have become close with a new friend that follows a gluten-free diet, and this would help me prepare for our get-togethers! 🙂

  367. Brittany Summers says:

    How awesome is it to see so many people sharing their experiences and tips for going Gluten-Free! I have recently (like 2-3 weeks ago) started going Gluten-Free for my son. We’re hoping it helps and we can stay as dedicated as many of you have!

  368. Sue Broward-Partin says:

    I have been gluten free for about 10-11 years. At first, finding good recipes was challenging. With more diagnoses occurring, more products, recipes, and supplies are available. Gluten Free meals in restaurants are also more available. I have 1 GF cookbook and have modified recipes one variable at a time to improve many of them. I use many types of GF flours but brown rice flour is the most used flour in my kitchen. The most challenging thing has been getting yeast breads that rise well and do not cave in. I would love to receive the “Gluten Free on a Shoestring Bakes Bread” cookbook. Thank you.

  369. Jane says:

    Have not made any yet, but have two frieds that are gluten free, and when I entertain I want to have them enjoy everything on the table.

  370. Ann says:

    I have a sister-in-law and niece with celiac. I tried making them go cookies once and it was a disaster. I would love to give them this book as a gift!

  371. Aubrey says:

    I have several friends and family members with Celiacs and every time I try and bake something for them I feel undereducated and overwhelmed. This book would be such a great resource!

  372. Cyd says:

    My sister and I recently made your gluten free chocolate cake as a wedding cake for my brother’s wedding. The cake was made to look like a tree log. I was beautiful and the cake was delicious. Thank you!

  373. Jolene P says:

    I have tried GF baking with mixed results, but with a sister, sister-in-law and 2 friends GF, this would sure come in handy. Thanks for all your hard work, Mel!

  374. Jennifer says:

    It can be so hard to find good GF recipes. I’ve experimented with packaged GF baking mixes and with mixing my own, only to find them lacking in taste and texture. I’m hoping that this book can change that for me. While I haven’t been diagnosed with celiac, my mother has and my maternal grandmother had “wheat allergies”, so I try to eat as much GF foods as I can…but I miss GOOD, affordable bread!!!

  375. Michelle T. says:

    I don’t have any experience cooking gluten free, but my friend’s hubby has Celiacs and this would be a perfect Christmas present for her!

  376. Frieda says:

    I have experimented with alot of gluten free bread recipes and most have been terrible. I’ve been the most successful with almond flour but, my husband has a severe nut allergy and I I’d like to make something the whole family can eat. I will give this recipe a try. I would love to win the cookbook.

  377. Amanda says:

    I’m gluten free. I don’t bake much because it’s hard to figure out the gf flours. But I love gluten free on a shoe string! She has great recipes.

  378. Kathryn says:

    My daughter was diagnosed with celiac disease as an infant. She’s been GF for about nine years now, and any time I see a good (potentially) bread recipe, I try it (usually not to success). Very excited about these rolls! Which of the three recommended flour mixes did you use?

  379. Elizabeth says:

    I’ve never made anything gluten free but my little sis found out a couple weeks ago that two of her kids might be struggling with gluten. She would love this cookbook!!

  380. LindaV says:

    My experiences with GF baking has been varied. I’ve had some recipes totally fail and some be quite good – I’ve had to work hard to get an acceptable loaf of bread (still no acceptable pizza crust though) and a cookie recipe I make regularly, but am excited to try Nicole’s new method. Thanks for the preview!

  381. Jan Daniels says:

    My good friend has recently been diagnosed with Celiac, so I am now on a quest for good gluten-free bread recipes. Thanks!!

  382. Tanya says:

    I have friends and family that are GF and I’d love to have recipes to be able to make for them!

  383. Michelle says:

    I have made a few gluten free things, the best were the gluten free PB cookies with 3 ingredients: PB, egg, and sugar! Easy and good!

  384. Ryann says:

    I did a paleo challenge for eight weeks. Not eating gluten for two months was a challenge but I never felt better! Now that I no longer have to eat paleo, I am finding that I prefer how my body feels on a gluten free diet. So this cookbook would be fantastic!

  385. Michelle says:

    My experiences have been for friends and family: mixes bought at a natural food store (so-so) and then your GF quinoa chocolate cake (made as cupcakes)…those were the BOMB!! So for those I love, I will try these as well and would love to get the cookbook! Thanks Mel, love your blogging guts too. 🙂

  386. Elizabeth says:

    I would love this book! I’ve been G-Free for 4 years now and haven’t attempted bread …. but I so want to ! Nicole is amazing and I follow her site religiously but I haven’t screwed up enough courage to try bread. If I get the book though, I’ll have to make bread! I hope I win! Thanks for the opportunity!

  387. Audree says:

    I’ve been eating GF for almost 3 years and even though I found many good recipes and am able to prepare a lot of delicipus GF meals, I never had success with bread! I’m still looking for the perfect recipe ;).

  388. Jen M says:

    I haven’t done much gluten free baking since I don’t have a need to, but more & more of my friends are eating gluten free so I really need to figure it out so when I want to make them something I will know how.

  389. Marilyn says:

    My experience – to this point- is none. My daughter-in-law has just started trying to go gluten free and I would like to have something for her to eat on Thanksgiving Day, so I am looking for inspiration. This book looks awesome!

  390. Katie says:

    I’ve gone from scared stupid I’m bored to I can make anything GF and wonder why I’ve gained but bread is still hard to find a nice taste or texture, please help by sending the book. Thanks

  391. laurie says:

    I’d love to win–just started gf last March, mostly for my son, but we’ve all benefitted–still learning–this would be great!! Thanks!

  392. Brandee says:

    Ive just recently started making gf breads and desserts. Im having fun exploring the different types of flour, many so nutritious!

  393. Lauren N. says:

    I’ve been eating gluten free for just over a year once my gluten intolerance was discovered. Being a college student, I haven’t experimented with baking gluten free bread. Either I eat gluten free bread that sympathetic friends give me (they think I am deprived) or I do without.

  394. Linda Sakatch says:

    My son has celiac, and I’ve been cooking and baking gluten-free since his diagnosis. I have great success with one specific bread recipe but pies are a disaster! Thanks for the chance to win and I’m glad I found your blog.

  395. Carrie says:

    I have no experience with GF cooking or baking, but this book looks tasty and intriguing. I would love to try it out.

  396. Krystin says:

    I’ve had great success with gluten free quick breads, pie crusts, and cookies. (Hint: Expandex. It works wonders. I get mine in bulk at Bob’s Red Mill in Portland, OR. It can be purchased online, too.)

    I’ve yet to be able to replicate actual bread, though. Very excited for this book!

  397. Marianne ("Mare") Masterson says:

    I have only had 1 failure on my GF baking and it was “user error” (not properly converting honey instead of sugar). The reason I am successful is that I use Nicole’s recipes. I never attempted GF baking before finding Nicole. I love her and can’t wait for this book — and cannot wait to make these rolls!!!

  398. DIANE says:

    My favorite gluten-free recipe is a Flourless Chocolate Cake. I served it to some friends who are not gluten-free & they loved it. One asked me to make it for her birthday!.

  399. Meghan G. says:

    I don’t eat gluten free myself,but my best friend does. Although it is a fun accomplishment for me to go for a while without eating gluten.=)

  400. Kristina says:

    Oh I would really love to win. My daughter is allergic to gluten and I am struggling to make her bread. I have had so many flops. I’d love some great recipes.

  401. Teresa says:

    I haven’t liked a single gluten free substitute food yet, but there are lots of foods I love that are naturally gluten free and chex cereal is gluten free. I want to win this for my friend Emily that was just diagnosed with celiacs disease.

  402. Ali F says:

    My gluten-free cooking has been going fairly well, but my baking has had mixed results. Fruit Crumbles, granola, pancakes, have all turned out well while using almond/oat/flax/chia/hemp. I tried using a store-bought GF flour blend to make a cake & cookies. I was very impressed with the texture, but I couldn’t tolerate the strong aftertaste. Others didn’t mind it, but it was too strong for me. I’ve been hesitant to make my own GF flour blend because it seems a bit daunting.

  403. Lisa D says:

    I would love to have more experience with gluten free. The cookbook sounds amazing and like a great place to start. Can’t wait to try out these rolls!

  404. S. Harris says:

    I’ve had quite a lot of experience with gluten free baking. In the beginning….mostly bad/mediocre experiences, now…..much better. I’m learning the best ingredients and ratios to use, and rarely have a recipe flop these days. I started baking gluten free to impress my new just-discovered-he-can’t-eat-gluten boyfriend and these days i’m regularly cranking out the delicious baked goods for my husband 😉 Thanks for the great giveaway!

  405. Vicky says:

    We are not a gluten-free family (thankfully), but I know a few who are. GF bread seems intimidating to me, but someday I’d love to try it. I love that there are resources like this out there for those friends of mine who want delicious food but need to have it sans gluten.

  406. Mary Q says:

    I have celiac and this looks like a great recipe. I’m always on the look out for different recipes to try. Thanks

  407. Jenny Johnson says:

    I have made quite a few things from Nicoles blog and she is everything you say she is and more. I am so excited or her book to come out. If it wasn’t for her I’d have starved. She has made “gluten free” not a swear word anymore for me. Very excited to try these Hawaiian Rolls!

  408. Vanessa says:

    Hi Mel! I made your gluten-free decadent chocolate cake with qunioa (my first attempt at making quinoa!) and it turned out okay, although the texture was a bit chewy on the edges…perhaps I didn’t process it long enough? Anyhow, it looked amazing…until I put the cake in its carrier in my 100-something degree car and it melted enough on my 5 minute ride for the top layer to slide off one side. Alas, I didn’t even take a photo! However, I was able to re-frost and learn that in future I should wait to frost if heat is an issue…but my husband, family, and friends were very gracious despite the topsy-turvy appearance. Thanks for the yummy recipe!

  409. Kelsey says:

    I have several gluten-free family members. My sister, who has celiac, loves this cookbook and I would love to have a copy of my own. These rolls look delish!

  410. Michelle says:

    I’ve made GF bread once, to try out a new recipe for a friend who is GF. It was pretty different from making regular bread, but it did turn out! She said it was the best GF bread she had eaten! It was this recipe:

  411. Jenn M says:

    I have been baking gluten free for over 7 years. GF baking sure has come a long way! There are still elusive recipes that are hard to copy. I miss those foods when the cravings hit hard.

  412. Crazywith3 says:

    I have an eight-year-old that has celiac disease. I am always looking for good bread recipes that he will like. I am very excited for this cookbook to come out so that I can make my son some great bread! I adapt all of your muffin and other recipes to be gluten-free and they always turn out wonderful! Thank you for all of your great recipes!

  413. Emily says:

    I have a daughter and son with wheat sensitivities, and all 5 of my kiddos seem to do better when we eat less gluten. It is so tricky finding the time and recipes to keep everyone happy. I love your blog, and I think it’s great that you’re sharing your friend and her GF recipes with us all!

  414. Jermaine D. says:

    This looks yummy, Ive never made a gluten free bread before!

  415. i haven’t tried too much gluten free baking, but the recipes i’ve tried have turned out delicious!

  416. Andrea says:

    I have had celiac disease for two years so everything I eat is gluten free. I have made bread from a box mix but haven’t ventured out into making breads from scratch. This cookbook would be so helpful since i know everything is a successful recipe!

  417. Amy F says:

    GF is not totally new to me. My husband switched 2 years ago and has pretty much eliminated carbs… Unfortunately we are having to try a GF diet with my son for behavior reasons and while he loves his fruit and veggies he needs his carb fix like his mama. So far I’m not doing so well I’m the baking department. Would love to win a copy of this book!

  418. My mom, 2 sisters, a nephew and a niece are all on strict gluten-free diets. When we all get together it’s hard to find recipes to please everyone. And when my mom comes to visit a few times a year, I would love to have new recipes for her to try, since she’s been making the same ones for years. She loves cookbooks and loves to bake, but being gluten-free limits her options.

  419. Doris Sommer says:

    I have found gluten free cooking to be very positive in my husband and my life … he is diabetic and gluten free items help to make his life more positive and keep his blood sugar levels lower. I have found that eating chicken, turkey and fish along with fruit and vegetable green drinks helps us lose weight.

  420. Kelly says:

    A lot of my GF experiments taste “good for gluten free” they usually come out gummy, though. I also have never been able to have a gluten free waffle turn out right! maybe it is my waffle iron, but it probably is just me!

  421. Tanja says:

    What I find most challenging sometimes with gluten free recipes is that it can be VERY challenging to find all ingredients for the recipe. And when you have all the ingredients you the have a dozens of different types of flours just lying around in your closet 🙂

  422. This cook book looks wonderful we are just finding out that were
    are celiac’s in our family, feeling a bit overwhelmed and sad.

  423. This looks a wonderful cookbook…I would love to win! We are a gluten free household with several people who are celiac or intolerant, so we love to try new recipes! I am looking forward to trying this recipe!

  424. Hannah says:

    I haven’t worked up the courage to try and make something gluten free, but I have all the stuff, so maybe this book will help with inspiration.

  425. Becky says:

    We are just starting our gluten free life since our three year old was diagnosed with celiac. We have only found one good bread (brazillian cheese rolls) replacement that we like so far. Our little guy is so picky so it would be great to get some good bread back into his life.

  426. Brittany R. says:

    I have to be honest. I have never tried anything gluten-free before, but I’m willing to give it a try.

  427. Brandy says:

    I have been gluten-free for about 8 months now, and bread still gives me trouble! I just can’t get it to come out quite right.

  428. Deverie says:

    I’ve been cooking gluten free for about a year and a half since our son’s diagnosis of celiac. I love to bake and learning gluten free baking definitely had a learning curve. This book has been in my wish list on Amazon for about a month and I’ll be ordering it anyway, but free would be even better. 🙂

  429. Letitia says:

    I love your recipes! My kids now ask, “Is this from Mel’s?”

  430. Donna says:

    I have celiac disease and would love to make some good tasting GF abread and rolls.

  431. Rachel says:

    My doctor put me on a Gluten free diet for 6 months! I’m about a month into my sentence 😉 and it’s the hardest thing ever. I was so excited to see your recipe. I’m fixing these for myself for Thanksgiving!

  432. Heather says:

    I avoid most grains but haven’t even attempted to experiment with grain free baking, I am sure curious!

  433. Audrey Mueller says:

    Hooray! My dad has celiac disease and will be here for Thanksgiving this year. I think I will try these rolls out so he can have rolls on Thanksgiving like the rest of us.

  434. Bonnie says:

    Haven’t been successful with baking gluten free breads. Looking forward to this cookbook.

  435. Jessica Seal says:

    I would love to win Nicole’s new book. My husband was recently diagnosed with celiac disease and even though I find it intimidating I would love to learn how to make GDP bread. We have tried the quinoa cake on your blog and love it. I was lucky to find Nicole’s blog. You should try her browned butter snickerdoodles, they are amazing.

  436. Susan Kaltenbach says:

    To this day it has been almost two years since a doctor told me I needed to go gluten free. And I am still struggling with baking. The one thing that saved me was the very first cookbook I bought was Nicole’s first book Gluten Free on a Shoestring! However due to soy and casein/dairy allergies I still don’t have successful bread baking recipes. I can’t wait for her bread is giving me hope.

  437. Lisa Hathaway says:

    This would be perfect for my father-in-law’s Christmas. I personally don’t have much experience with gluten-free, but my in-laws recently went that route and I know they’re struggling to find replacements for their favorite foods. It’s a hard lifestyle!

  438. Angela says:

    I was lucky to find a few bloggers who only post tried and true recipes and advice. Through them I re-learned how to cook, how to substitute and which products are best based on what I’m making. At first I made many mistakes, mostly due to my “gluten baking” mentality, very frustrating then, but now a couple years later, I have some funny stories to tell..

  439. Jamie says:

    I recently discovered I have to eat gluten free. The first few months were fairly easy, but this last month has been the hardest by far! I really miss bread. Most of the gluten free recipes I have tried are excellent. I would really love this cookbook!

  440. I’ve baked for two years gluten-free, in large part thanks to Nicole! She makes it less fringe-y and more normal. I love what she does and how she does it, and above all I am so grateful she shares her skills with us.

  441. Julie says:

    We have been on the GF journey for a year now and we are still on a learning curve. I recently stumbled across Gluten Free on a Shoestring’s website so we have enjoyed trying new recipes. This week the soft wraps are on our list to try…can’t wait as we have missed wraps so very much.

  442. Jenn Elison says:

    I would love to win this cookbook for my grandma (or so I can cook for her!) These rolls look amazing.

  443. Amy says:

    I attempt to make gf foods when my sister-in-law comes to visit. I have made muffin and brownies. They were okay. Would love a book to give her and maybe a new recipe or two to try.

  444. Linda Williams says:

    We have 9 gluten intolerant family members for Christmas Dinner. I would love to win this book and reclaim my status as the family baker of great dinner rolls. Thanks! Love Nicole too.

  445. kate C. says:

    I have a couple friends that have to eat gluten-free so I experiment with recipes when I have them over for dinner. But mostly I haven’t tried baking anything!

  446. Katy says:

    I have never tried to make anything gluten free but I would be willing to try.

  447. Mary A says:

    I haven’t tried many GF recipes but our family is willing to try out.

  448. Becky C says:

    I’ve helped my mom with making gluten free breads – they are hit and miss it seems. And when there is one that is good – it goes into the freezer since it doesn’t seem to last long. Thanks for a great giveaway!

  449. Tori Boyers says:

    I can’t wait to try this recipe. I love gluten free on a shoestring!! I have found not all gluten free flours are treated the same!!

  450. Diana says:

    I’m new to gluten-free, but am anxious to climb on board! I made a gluten free cake mix cake for a high school cast party this weekend. I frosted it with my usual icing. The cake was a hit! The first slice went to the girl who must eat gluten-free. The rest of the cake sat with the other desserts and was consumed first! The kids were asking who made it and raved about it. I decided I should give it a try, and cut a small piece for myself. Oh my! It was delish! I am not nearly as fearful as I used to be about the gluten-free concept and hope to try all sorts of recipes in the near future. I’m sure this won’t be the last time I’m asked to provide a gluten free meal for someone.

  451. Priscilla says:

    I went gluten-free this year to try to address my myalgic encephalomyelitis and fibromyalgia. Bread is the number one thing I miss, so I am really looking forward to this book! I’ve been baking the breads in NIcole’s first book and working on perfecting my technique there, and enjoying it.

  452. Rachel Bradley says:

    I just found out I’m gluten intolerant, which is sad since I make a whole wheat bread worthy of a farmer’s market table. I’m just starting my journey into gluten free and the first thing I baked was pumpkin cookies with a mix of almond, millet and amaranth flours. The amaranth is very strong and weird and I hope it grows on me. I also can’t have rice, potato or corn starch/meal due to blood sugar issues, so I can’t have most GF flours or goods.

  453. Lara says:

    We’ve had some medical diagnoses in our house in the past year that require GF eating. I haven’t had a lot of luck with breads at all, aside from quick breads. I am so excited to try this recipe out, and I’m thinking that the flour combo I’ve been using is the problem. Thank you!

  454. Carol says:

    My youngest has a number of food allergies; one of the biggest is gluten/wheat. I would love to make these for Thanksgiving. Couple of questions though: what is Expandex modified tapioca starch? Is it different from regular tapioca starch? If so, where would I buy Expandex? Thanks so much for sharing this recipe! I’m hoping to get GFOAS’ new bread book for my birthday in a couple of weeks.

  455. Sandy says:

    My daughter has encouraged my husband to eat GF since he has several stomach issues and it has made such a difference in the way he feels. Since we’re new at this I would love to be able to cook him bread since the ones I buy just fall apart when he tries to make a sandwich.

  456. Stephanie W says:

    I have been diagnosed celiac for 7 years and have yet to bake bread. I want to really bad. Maybe I’ll give it a try.

  457. Angela Ritchie says:

    I have a 9 year old son that has had to go Gluten Free this year. Since then, my Mom has had to start eating that way as well. It is not fun for me who loves to make muffins, cookies, and breads! I don’t make them as much, but when I do, I now have to make 2 recipes, one GF and the other regular. Would love to have some recipes that my whole family could enjoy! I have had pretty good success with recipes that have banana, pumpkin, applesauce, etc. Just gives it a little something extra that makes the gluten free flour taste okay.

  458. marcie says:

    My son just learned he has a gluten allergy. I want to be able to cook things for him that he can still enjoy.

  459. Gen Aragon says:

    We have a close friend who is allergic to gluten and I tried using gluten free breadcrumbs for a tonkatsu recipe. It didnt cook evenly ans was not as crunchy as the panko breadcrumbs. But Im glad I got to try it although Im not gonna use the gluten free breadcrumbs again.

  460. Doula Louise says:

    As a former professional baker & dessert chef, it was really hard on me when I went gluten free. I LOVE LOVE LOVE baking – like when I worked as a baker I’d bake breakfast for myself at 2 am before going to work AND when I got home from baking all day, I’d usually bake a dessert or bread for dinner.

    I just started learning to bake gluten free with some help from a gluten free friend & her mom who is an excellent baker. (Her mom is now my GFBF – gluten free baking friend – on facebook.) Hurray for baking parties!

    I would love to get a copy of her book and be able to share it and bake – especially for the holidays. Then I’ll have something to share at our next GF Baking Party.

    Also, I’m so glad that you are NOT GF & still loved the book – that says a lot.

  461. Minnesota Red says:

    I made my first gluten free crepes last week, using coconut flour! They were delicious!!

  462. Becky says:

    I’ve had great results with Nicole’s recipes. I’m a huge fan of Better Batter and had never heard of it before reading her blog.

  463. Jenni P. says:

    I’ve been trying to healthy-up my entire family’s diet. Mainly focusing on Paleo, which is usually also gluten-free (if followed closely enough). I also have a friend with celiac disease, and I recently used the Chocolate Quinoa Cake recipe you posted a while back, Mel. By the second try (cooked the quinoa longer, and processed instead of blended it, for about 4 minutes), I had something that I would serve to my own family for dessert, not just my CD friend. I used the recipe to make her a fantastic 3 layer, 2 tier baby shower cake that (-excepting some gold-luster-dust painted fondant which could be easily avoided-) was entirely gluten free. Even non- GF people at the shower wanted a second slice! Other GF favorites in our house are spaghetti squash casserole and “Ugly Chicken Over Rice” (The GF Italian Chicken soup cooked in a crockpot, but I add spinach and black beans, and we almost always have it with jasmine or basmati rice.) This new cookbook sounds like it could be an amazing gift to give my CD friend, if not also our family.

  464. Jenn says:

    I have been a diagnosed Celiac for 10 years now. Good ingredients and recipes are much easier to come by now than they were back in the day!! I am always on the hunt for something new, fun and different (these rolls look amaz-balls) and get overly excited when something turns out. Better Batter gf flour was life changing for my baking life and I haven’t had a single misfire in months. Prior to that, lots of flat and failed breads…

  465. Barbara says:

    I haven’t tried gluten free anything, yet! I was looking for resources and found this – thank you so much.

  466. alexis says:

    We have been gluten free for 4 year now, and it’s been great! GF on a shoestring has made my baking skills accelerate so fast!!

  467. Jessica w says:

    I have made some awesome things and some disastrous, all of the different flours can result in different consistencies so it can be little complex but doable.

  468. Elaine says:

    I’ve had very mixed results with GF – some from scratch, some from mixes or recipes. I make my own GF granola bars that are wonderful, and I love Chebe’s pizza dough, although I make it according to their old instructions, not the new. I’ve made delicious cornbread, cornbread orange cranberry muffins, and a cornbread-based lemon cake. I’ve also had some great banana bread – various recipes – again, varied results. Never gotten good bread, so I would love to try the new cookbook. I’ll have to look for it.

  469. Jenna L. says:

    So far, I have always had good experiences. I look forward to making more recipes.

  470. Doris Sommer says:

    We have changed our diet in the last six months to 3/4 gluten free diet … I would like the new cookbook to make life easier to think of recipes that help to control our diet better. My husband is diabetic and this new change has helped a great deal to make easier for him ….. Thanks!

  471. I,’ve had to start gluten free diet do to my stomach . This is all new to me. I,m having to learn everything I can, but it is hard to know which gluten free flour to use and weight and grams. Thanks to your web site hopefully I can learn. Thanks again

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  473. Alyssa says:

    So far with gluten free baking/cooking, I’ve found that simply substituting the gluten ingredients (flour) with gluten-free ingredients (gluten-free all-purpose flour and xanthan gum) can either come out just as good as the original, or it could be a total flop. And the thing is, you never know until you try it! And sometimes, the gluten-free versions turn out even more delicious than the regular version! It’s all trial-and-error, but I’ve found it to be definitely more pleasantly surprising than disappointing – which gives me hope to keep on baking!

  474. Britney says:

    I have this dough in my fridge awaiting it’s next rise. I would have loved a couple pictures along the way of this dough since it is so different then a regular bread dough. I’m thinking my dough was too runny but I’m going to try again. Your blog has made me a wonderful cook and we haven’t bought bread in about two years. Thank you for all your hard work. Now please work even harder and add more pictures when things are not the norm 🙂

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