Archive for the ‘Desserts’ Category

 

Gluten Free Recipe: Fall Applesauce Cake

November 4th, 2010 by Kimberly Bouldin


With Fall in full swing, there is an abundance of apples floating around.  Not only are the grocery stores full of apples, but some of the local farms are as well.  Lynd's Fruit Farm is one of my favorite places to pick apples with the kids. Since making applesauce is a family tradition, I make sure to purchase enough apples to make a crockpot full.  Once the applesauce is made, it can be frozen or used in other recipes, such as this Applesauce Cake. (more…)


Easy Allergen-free Gluten-free Pumpkin Pie Recipe

October 25th, 2010 by Liz Schau

This recipe is taken from The Heart Of Cooking -- a wonderful resource for all things allergen-free.  The blog is loaded with recipes that are "legal" on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet or G.A.P.S. Diet, are gluten-free, casein-free (or, dairy-free), soy-free, and nut-free.

Allergen-free pumpkin pie with a coconut crust. Photo: HeartofCooking.com

Coconut shreds are used in place of white flour and a traditional crust.  It's a great gluten-free/grain-free alternative to rice flours or other starches (tapioca, potato, etc.) that are often called for in gluten-free baking. (more…)

Jen Cafferty

Grilled Pineapple with Gluten-free Rum Sauce

August 23rd, 2010 by Jen Cafferty

Looking for a decadent dessert for a hot summer night?  Make this quick and easy grilled pineapple with gluten-free rum sauce.  It is delicious and very easy to make.

Grilled Pineapple with Rum Sauce

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Another very creative recipe from Shirley over at Gluten Free Easily just in time for the warm summer weather and one that will satisfy your sweet tooth.  What this Examiner likes most about this recipe is that it can be modified to be dairy free.  This Examiner is trying desperately to stay away from dairy-based ice cream this summer and now there is the perfect excuse to start experimenting in the kitchen.

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Creme Brulee Ice Cream

 

Ingredients:

  • just under 2 ¼ cups full-fat coconut milk, chilled (more…)
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…)