Gluten Free French Beignets – Light and Airy New Orleans Donuts

Light and Airy Gluten Free Beignets

This recipe is nothing like Yeast-Based Gluten Free Beignets (the ones that are popular in New Orleans, usually made from biscuit dough). Instead, they are Gluten Free French Beignets, popular in France. This dough creates light and airy pastries that have a marshmallow-like texture in the inside of the shell, similar to churros. I don’t know anyone who would stop at just one. They’re just so light! Continue reading “Gluten Free French Beignets – Light and Airy New Orleans Donuts”

Gluten Free Apple Churros (Bite-Size or Standard)

Gluten Free Apple Churros

These gluten free apple churros are made from a delicate pastry dough and may be made into bite-size treats or long strips for standard-sized churros. If you enjoy churros as well as apple desserts, you’ll love these gluten free apple churros! They’re like two desserts in one. Add cinnamon to the sugar coating or not. Granulated sugar or confectioners’ sugar make awesome alternatives. Continue reading “Gluten Free Apple Churros (Bite-Size or Standard)”

Gluten Free Beignets Recipe & Video (Yeast-Based Biscuit-Type Donut)

Homemade Gluten Free Beignets

My mother was born in New Orleans, Louisana. She introduced our family to delicious southern-style cooking. I’m going to New Orleans this fall and can’t wait to try gluten free beignets, a French, biscuit-like donut, served warm. Hopefully, the famous Cafe du Monde offers one. Meanwhile, this recipe turned out amazing! Continue reading “Gluten Free Beignets Recipe & Video (Yeast-Based Biscuit-Type Donut)”

Gluten Free Brazilian Cream Donuts – Doughnuts (Sonho)

Gluten Free Sonhos - Brazilian Cream Donuts

In Brazil, donuts are referred to as “sonhos” meaning “dreams”. The typical Brazilian donut recipe is more of a cake donut and yeast-risen. After making two different yeast-risen batches, I decided on skipping the yeast altogether. This recipe is light, airy, and tender.  They get additional sweetness from a dusting of sugar and cinnamon as well as pastry cream filling. The rich filling makes these gluten free Brazilian cream donuts (or doughnuts) famous for its richness. They are so good, Christmas morning wouldn’t be the same without them in many countries. I’m thinking Easter brunch as well. Continue reading “Gluten Free Brazilian Cream Donuts – Doughnuts (Sonho)”

Are Cake Mate & Betty Crocker Decorating Products Gluten Free?

Gluten Free Cake with Decorations

Once you find some wonderful Gluten Free Recipes, you may wish to decorate some of them. Cakes, cupcakes, donuts, and cookies, look more celebratory and inviting with a little color. It is fairly easy to read a label to determine whether or not a decorating product for cakes and cookies contain gluten. However, if you are super-sensitive to gluten you probably wish to avoid any form of cross contact with glutenous products made in the same manufacturing facility. Continue reading “Are Cake Mate & Betty Crocker Decorating Products Gluten Free?”