Gluten Free Pastry Cream Using Cornstarch

Gluten Free Pastry Cream Using Cornstarch

I already created one gluten free pastry cream recipe; however, due to…

I already created one gluten free pastry cream recipe; however, due to the rice flour, it needs to sit overnight to remove the chalky flavor and texture. This recipe may be used immediately. Using an ice bath, you don’t even have to chill it that long. If you haven’t tried pastry cream yet, this will be a decadent treat. Enjoy!

Flan

Flan Using Evaporated Milk Only

I made this flan recipe on Cinco de Mayo. It is a…

I made this flan recipe on Cinco de Mayo. It is a Mexican and Spanish tradition, though you may find some slight differences in recipes. It is naturally gluten free. This is my personal version which omits sweetened condensed milk. I find it too sweet. You can easily make flan using evaporated milk only and control the amount of sugar you add. I have leftovers of this luscious dessert and can’t wait to have some again tonight. Yum!

Gluten Free Chocolate Souffle Recipe

Gluten Free Chocolate Souffle

Today is National Chocolate Souffle Day! Who can resist? Not me! Souffles…

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!

Homemade Butterscotch Custard

Butterscotch Custard Recipe

While not all ready-made or boxed pudding brands are gluten free, you…

While not all ready-made or boxed pudding brands are gluten free, you can always use naturally gluten free ingredients to make them from scratch. Instead of making gluten free pudding, which contains flour, I prefer custard. There isn’t any floury taste or texture in custard because it does not contain flour. While this may not occur in pudding with wheat flour, it does in gluten free pudding. In addition, gluten free flour creates a bit of slimy texture in pudding (too thick). Custard really is the way to go. Serve this rich butterscotch custard plain or topped with caramel sauce and/or whipped cream. It’s so decadent!

Easy Gluten Free Chocolate Mousse

Easy Gluten Free Chocolate Mousse in 5 Minutes

We had a couple of guests for an early dinner on New Year’s…

We had a couple of guests for an early dinner on New Year’s Day. I ran out of time and hadn’t made any dessert. So, right after dinner I began experimenting with a quick chocolate mousse recipe and whipped up one that I will make again and again. I was so pleased and so were our guests. They were gluten-eating guests, but one loved it so much, she cleaned the mixing bowl. Enjoy!

Gluten Free Sticky Toffee Pudding

Gluten Free Sticky Toffee Pudding

Sticky toffee pudding is a British dessert, usually steamed or baked in…

Sticky toffee pudding is a British dessert, usually steamed or baked in a water bath. This gluten free sticky toffee pudding is just baked, but topped with the traditional toffee sauce. You can top it with sweetened or unsweetened whipped cream, vanilla ice cream, or serve it just with the sauce. 

Gluten Free Apple Creme Brulee Bread Pudding

Gluten Free Apple Bread Pudding

I developed a bread pudding recipe for KitchenAid’s 6-Quart Slow Cooker with Easy…

I developed a bread pudding recipe for KitchenAid’s 6-Quart Slow Cooker with Easy Serve Lid back in 2012. I have played around with the recipe a couple of times since then. I have doubled the custard which I enjoyed much better. My husband is a bread lover and likes it dense with a single custard amount. So, it’s really up to you. Recently, I used the standard amount of custard, but I threw in some Comstock apple pie filling. (You can use homemade, if desired.) This gluten free apple bread pudding turned out delicious and it’s made in a slow cooker!

Creamy Arborio Gluten Free Rice Pudding

Creamy Italian Gluten Free Rice Pudding (Egg-Free)

Arborio rice, the Italian rice you use to make risotto, is the perfect…

Arborio rice, the Italian rice you use to make risotto, is the perfect rice to use in rice pudding. It is extremely starchy, creating the perfect, thick texture. Vanilla may be the standard in flavoring rice pudding, but you can create a citrus, rum, or bourbon flavor. Add raisins or not. Your choice!

Gluten Free Coffee Semifreddo

Gluten Free Coffee Semifreddo

Ice cream makers are perfect for making semifreddos, a semi-frozen dessert. Coffee…

Ice cream makers are perfect for making semifreddos, a semi-frozen dessert. Coffee semifreddo is a dessert I enjoy serving dinner guests for a little pick-me-up/caffeine boost, thought it is lightly flavored. You can make the pudding in advance and keep refrigerated. Then about 20 minutes prior to serving, freeze it up in your ice cream maker and fold in the whipped cream. Those who do not make homemade desserts are usually fascinated with the process and thoroughly enjoy this light treat. You can vary the recipe by adding various mix-ins.

Image: Gluten Free Lemon Mousse Pie

Gluten Free Lemon Mousse Pie

Imagine a light lemon mousse filling with a topping similar to lemon…

Imagine a light lemon mousse filling with a topping similar to lemon bars on your choice of crust. Choose from shortbread crust, regular pie crust, or a couple of versions of graham cracker crust. No matter which crust you choose, this lemon mousse pie is a delight. Of course, you can skip the crust altogether and just make the mousse! (Be sure to read the “Tips” section.)

Image: Gluten Free Pumpkin Creme Brulee

Gluten Free Pumpkin Creme Brulee

Most creme brulee recipes are naturally gluten-free, but when you add canned pumpkin…

Most creme brulee recipes are naturally gluten-free, but when you add canned pumpkin puree, you have to be careful that the manufacturer has not added any gluten containing ingredients. I used evaporated cane sugar to caramelize my gluten free pumpkin creme brulee as the sugar granules are larger. Coarse sugar is the best sugar to use in this case. However, granulated sugar works okay, too. Before you know it, Thanksgiving will be upon us and I thought you may like to use this recipe for one of your desserts. It’s great because you can make it in advance and it is an recipe. Enjoy the fall season.

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