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Jennifer Harris

Fourth of July gluten-free desserts

July 2nd, 2010 by Jennifer Harris


The Fourth of July is almost here and it is time for festive desserts.  When this Examiner saw that the recipe for Summer Berry Trifle on FamilyFun.com was easily converted to gluten free, it just had to be shared.  Schar makes a great gluten-free ladyfinger that can be purchased locally at Return to Eden.

Summer Berry Triffle. Courtesy: Familyfun.com

If you would rather eat cake, then Jen Cafferty has a great recipe for a gluten-free flag cake.  New Harvest Naturals makes mini pound cakes that can easily be decorated with whipped cream and fresh berries to create individual flag cakes.  You can purchase New Harvest Naturals products locally at Return to Eden.

Regardless of what you choose to make, get creative and really wow your family and friends.  It doesn’t take much effort to produce a scrumptious gluten-free dessert that is a real crowd pleaser. (more…)


Fourth of July is just around the corner and red, white and blue desserts will be in all the stores.  However, if you are on a gluten free diet, you will most likely need to make your own gluten free Fourth of July dessert.

American Flag Cake. Courtesy:dreamstime.com

One of the easiest desserts to make is an American Flag Cake.  Using a gluten free cake white or yellow cake mix (see brands below), prepare a 9″x13″ cake in a pan.  Allow the cake to cool.

Frost the cake with white gluten free frosting.   (more…)

Kaitlin Fleming

The Easiest Dessert…Is Gluten Free

May 13th, 2010 by Kaitlin Fleming

This is one of the best desserts I’ve ever made and its incredibly easy and impossible to mess up and of course, gluten free.

I have been trying things out of Alicia Silverstone’s book, The Kind Diet: A simple Guide to Feeling Great, Losing Weight, and Saving the Planet. All of the recipes are vegan, but they also use awesome alternatives to using refined sugar all while still enjoying delicious treats. (more…)

Recipe by Thomas Haas and reviewed by both the LA Times and The Vancouver Sun as “the best cookies”. They are gluten free and packed with chocolate to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Invented by Haas who is a pastry chef and describes these as baked truffles. The cookies have a very powerful chocolate taste and a smooth, soft texture. (more…)

Anne Steib

Gluten-free Tiramisu Recipe with Shabtai Lady Fingers

February 22nd, 2010 by Anne Steib

Tiramisu has always been one of my favorite indulgences since my first trip to Italy, in the late 80s, and trying the real thing. The key is having the right cream, because without that, it just tastes like something mass produced you would expect to find in a grocery store.

Of course the lady fingers are a main ingredient as well, and being gluten-free, that become a new challenge. Luckily, I had a box of Shabtai Lady Fingers on hand, so I was good to go! I decided to forgo the usual raw egg in the cream, because that just doesn’t sound appetizing the more I learn about food. The whipped heavy cream takes the place of the raw eggs in this recipe. I never said it was healthy! (more…)

Amy Fothergill

Gluten Free Chocolate Genoise Cake Recipe

December 29th, 2009 by Amy Fothergill

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Often times, when baking gluten free items, a small substitution is needed. However, if you don’t bake a lot, some recipes can be a bit complex. It’s best to follow a good recipe and make sure to make it once before you decide to make it for a big party.

genoise_cakeChocolate genoise cake can be used to make any type of jelly roll cake but it’s especially popular around the holidays to make a yule log. Creating a gluten free version requires only a few changes. Always make sure the other ingredients are gluten free like the cocoa. For the best flavor, use a local cocoa powder like Ghirardelli. It gives the cake a great flavor. (more…)

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The holidays are upon us, which means lots of holiday parties and gatherings with friends and family, and of course, delicious desserts.

gingerbread_cookiesIn the mood for something new? Try these gluten-free cookie recipes courtesy of Whole Foods.

Chocolate Mocha Sugar Cookies

These cookies go great with a steaming cup of peppermint hot chocolate (more…)

Recipe: Gluten-free Old Fashioned Gingerbread Cake

December 22nd, 2009 by Kimberly Bouldin

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Old Fashioned Gingerbread Cake

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Ingredients:
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup applesauce
1 egg
1 cup molasses
2 1/2 cups GF all purpose flour
1 1/4 tsp Xanthan Gum
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp cloves
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup hot water (more…)

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Chocolate_Chunk_Cookies_lizschauThese chocolate chunk cookies are so simple to make and decidedly less involved than many gluten-free baking recipes. They bake up thin, crispy, and perfectly chewy. These cookies contain no flour or starches, which means they are lower in carbohydrates and, since they are made with cashew butter, are loaded with protein. And, should you choose to use dark chocolate, they’re also dairy-free. As always, be vigilant and check labels — especially when purchasing chocolate, as some contain wheat and gluten.

Easy Gluten-Free Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Ingredients:
(Makes 8-12 Small Cookies) (more…)

Kaitlin Fleming

Gluten Free Ginger Snaps

December 22nd, 2009 by Kaitlin Fleming

Christmas is only a few days away! I’ll be posting great ways to make your holidays full of delicious food all while keeping it gluten free. Enjoy!

gingersnaps_kaitlinflemingAlso, Mariposa Bakery has opened its doors at their new location at the South Entrance of San Francisco’s Ferry Building—great baked goods to go!

Ginger Snap Cookies

What you will need:

1 1/2 cups butter
2 cups white sugar, plus some for rolling
1/2 cup molasses
2 eggs
1/2 cup tapioca flour (more…)