Carla's Gluten Free Recipe Box Newsletter

November 3, 2015

 

Dear reader,

I've been experimenting with a few new chocolate recipes for my upcoming cookbook and thought I'd share a few of my favorite chocolate recipes with you.

 

Enjoy!

~ Carla

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RECIPES:

Gluten Free Chocolate Cream Puffs

These chocolate gluten free cream puffs turned out incredible! They're chocolaty and have the perfect texture. The cream puffs do not contain any sugar or other sweetener. I find that filling the bottoms with a little gluten free hot fudge syrup (Smucker's). Check this recipe out. My gluten-eating friends loved them.

If you prefer traditional cream puffs, see Gluten Free Cream Puffs Recipe with Strawberry Sauce.

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Gluten Free Cannoli with Mascarpone Filling

I saw some regular cannoli in a bakery decorated so elegantly that my first thought was that I just had to make a gluten free version! They were filled with mascarpone cheese, which is a sweetened Italian cream cheese. The one thing I will never order in a bakery is pre-filled cannoli, as sitting there just makes the cannoli shell soft. Ordering ahead of time is the only way to go, but making them from scratch is even better. If you're considering skipping the chocolate dipping step, consider that when dipped in chocolate cannoli  stand up properly, instead of rolling over when served or displayed. Enjoy these luscious gluten free cannoli!

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Gluten Free Chocolate Biscotti with Hazelnuts

I love these gluten free biscotti because they are moist. You can also make them dryer, if that is what you prefer. I've including baking instructions for both. However, they are not so dry that you have to have something to drink nearby. I like my biscotti closer to shortbread cookies, with just a little less butter. I think you'll fall in love with these biscotti. Please leave me feedback once you've made them in a below comment. Enjoy!

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Gluten Free Boston Cream Pie

When's the last time you had a piece of Gluten Free Boston Cream Pie? I have to say the combination of yellow cake, custard and chocolate ganache is my dream cake. I used to request it every year as a child when my birthday came around, even into adulthood. I haven't had one in years, and now I can finally can have Gluten Free Boston Cream Pie, and so can you! Enjoy this gluten-free recipe! I surely did!

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Gluten Free Black Bean Brownies

Bean flours create higher risen baked goods, but many of the flours create a bitter flavor. One way of getting around this is by using cooked beans. I prefer to use refried black beans. They're so creamy and not bitter at all. The dark color is perfect for chocolate dishes such as this gluten free brownie recipe. It is dairy-free, gum-free, and grain-free, techinically, as buckwheat is a seed, not a grain. Some refer to buckwheat as pseudograin.

Enjoy this healthier style gluten free recipe as part of my January 2015 Healthy Gluten Free Diet Event.

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Image: Gluten Free Dairy Free Brownies

A couple of years ago I created a Gluten Free Brownie Recipe, but I wanted to ensure that I addressed the needs of those who are dairy-free, as well. Therefore, I created this gluten free dairy free brownies recipe. Now that I have, I must say, these turned out incredible! I hope you enjoy them as much as I did. I don't if my husband will see any of this batch since he's out of town on business. And that is very much unlike me. Brownies are his favorite gluten free dessert, or any dessert, for that matter. I know he'll love these, and he's not 100% gluten free! He's only gluten free by default (me being gluten free). Enjoy!

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Image: No-Bake Gluten Free Cookies

Spring time weather is nearing summer temperatures in California. These cold chocolate peanut butter clusters are perfect for hot day. The best part about them is there is no baking involved. Therefore, they're ready in no time.

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Chocolate Gluten Free Sugar Free Zucchini Cake

I've been planning to make this recipe with granulated sugar, but I got to thinking. I wondered if NuStevia Cocoa Syrup would make a good sugar-free version. It couldn't have turned out better! In the tips section, I have added suggestions if you wish to make it with granulated sugar. No matter how you make it, I hope you enjoy it. It's not bitter like so many other stevia sweetened recipes. Trying it in this chocolate gluten free sugar free zucchini bread was just smart, if I do say so myself.

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Gluten Free Chocolate Souffle Recipe

Today is National Chocolate Souffle Day! Who can resist? Not me! Souffles have a bad wrap for being difficult to make, but they aren't. I wouldn't advise poking them with a toothpick, but they are fairly easy. Just be sure to beat those egg whites, as instructed. With chocolate, you really can't do any wrong. Enjoy!

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Image: Gluten Free Chocolate Cheesecake

If you wish to make to make a plain cheesecake without using any graham crackers for the crust see my Gluten Free Cheesecake Recipe with optional chocolate topping. Today's recipe is a Chocolate Cheesecake, layered with plain cheesecake and chocolate mint cheesecake, and then swirled with both on top. It looks gorgeous, yet is so easy to create this effect. I added the mint for a Christmas touch, but you can skip the mint all together, as it contains plenty of vanilla extract.

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Image: Gluten Free Chocolate Dipped Wafers

Crisp and crunchy gluten free chocolate cookies perfect for dipping in chocolate or create long sticks to use as a garnish in desserts. I use them for pie crust and Gluten Free Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies.

I really enjoy the idea of a gluten free version of Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies, but when I've made them in the past with regular rice flour they turned out too gritty, and did not stay crisp very long. I tried allowing the batter to rest, but it still presented a gritty texture. I've decided to use the recipe below from now on, as they are super crisp, and stay crisp. I just coat them with a mixture of melted chocolate, powdered sugar, and mint extract. You don't have to coat them in chocolate, though. You may roll them out into long sticks and use them as garnish in parfaits; add the plain cookies to ice cream or other desserts. The crispy texture makes a wonderful contrast for creamy desserts. The nice thing about this recipe is that it can be made dairy-free. And if you wish to dip them in chocolate, just use a dairy-free chocolate

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