Lemon Panna Cotta (Egg-Free Custard) with Bourbon Sauce (Gluten-Free)

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Lemon panna cotta is an Italian, egg-free custard. Panna cotta can be made in several different flavors with an array of sauces. It is often served with biscotti, an Italian biscuit-cookie. You will find this particular recipe to include your choice of plain bourbon sauce or walnut bourbon sauce. I’ve included the recipe for the garnish, candied lemon peel, as well. I hope you enjoy this recipe. It appears to be a lot of work, but if you use plain lemon peel for garnish, it’s done in a snap. I love recipes that create a beautiful presentation, yet are very little work! Enjoy. Continue reading “Lemon Panna Cotta (Egg-Free Custard) with Bourbon Sauce (Gluten-Free)”

Gluten Free White Cake Recipe [Now redirects to Wedding Cake Recipe]

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I thoroughly enjoyed creating this gluten free white cake recipe as it is so easy to handle when inverting. It is due its many egg whites, which also makes it moist, along with its butter and sugar. You can use your favorite fillings and frosting from fruit purees to sweetened whipped cream and chocolate ganache to fluffy white frosting, or chunks of fruit within the whipped cream. Make it easy on yourself and use canned fruit such as peaches. Get creative! What will you use for your gluten free white cake? Share your ideas in a comment below.


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Gluten Free Zabaglione with Raspberries and Biscotti

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Known by different names in different parts of the world, this custard sauce is called zabaglione in Italian. It is a thin custard flavored with a bit of sweet wine, usually Marsala, and is typically served atop fruit. You may, however, serve this sauce over a pastry or any dessert dish you desire. It is traditionally served with biscotti, an Italian cookie. Being half Italian, I had never tried zabaglione, less than gluten free zabaglione. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Continue reading “Gluten Free Zabaglione with Raspberries and Biscotti”

Gluten Free Waldorf Salad

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I thought you’d appreciate a choice of a different salad for your Easter dinner. Apples are always refreshing, and the well known waldorf salad is always a bit hit. It was created by a chef at the old Waldorf Hotel, which later became the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. I have written this recipe so that you may control the amount of dressing used. Add as little or as much lettuce as you desire. Some individuals enjoy their waldorf salad heavily coated with dressing, while others only like a tad bit of dressing. If you decide to use yogurt to make a gluten free waldorf salad, ensure your yogurt is gluten free. Meanwhile, if you haven’t ever tried one, now’s the time. You can impress your guests with very little effort. Continue reading “Gluten Free Waldorf Salad”

Gluten Free Angel Food Cake

Gluten Free Angel Food Cake

Cake flour is used in angel food cakes because it contains low protein, which means less gluten. This makes baking a gluten free angel food cake ideal! Because cake flour is a finer texture than regular wheat flour, it is extremely important that you use a superfine gluten free flour for this recipe. I used my Gluten Free All-Purpose Flour Blend, which is made up of superfine white rice flour. You’ll find the link below. I use it in most of my baking recipes. However, I did not use my Gluten Free Cake Flour Blend recipe in this cake, as it contains leaveners such as baking soda and baking powder, which you do not want to add to an angel food cake. Angel food cake uses egg whites as the leavener, and a bit of cream of tartar to stabilize the egg whites and prevent them from drying out.¬†¬†It contains no fat, making this an ideal dessert for waistline watchers! Continue reading “Gluten Free Angel Food Cake”

Gluten Free Flourless Chocolate Cake Kosher for Passover

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While I am still working on my gluten free matzo balls recipe, I thought I would share this wonderful gluten free flourless chocolate cake recipe with you all, but especially my Jewish readers. During Passover, it customary not to bake with certain grains. Some refrain from consuming grains altogether. Another custom is once matzo meal touches water it must be cooked within 18 minutes. In addition, yeast is avoided, and some avoid all leavening ingredients such as baking powder and/or baking soda. Despite my¬†lack of knowledge for baking for Passover, I believe that this recipe pleases all. Happy flourless, leaven-free baking to you.¬†I hope you all enjoy it whether you’re Jewish or not. Continue reading “Gluten Free Flourless Chocolate Cake Kosher for Passover”

Gluten Free Graham Cracker Crust with Flax

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Instead of relying on commercially made graham crackers, you can whip up this gluten free graham cracker crust all in one step. Adding flax seed meal not only provides additional fiber and nutrition, but it makes this crust moist. The nutritional value is tri-fold: fiber, the same healing ingredient found in aloe vera, and omega 3s. Brown flax seeds are higher than the golden variety, but it’s all up to you which one you use. Perhaps you’ll find your favorite indulgence a little more guilt-free. Enjoy! Continue reading “Gluten Free Graham Cracker Crust with Flax”

Gluten Free Banana Cream Pie with Several Crust Choices

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National Banana Cream Pie Day was a few days ago, and it got me thinking. Creating a gluten free banana cream pie recipe wasn’t high on my list of to-do’s, but I became intrigued, and that was that. Before you knew it, I was surveying my Facebook friends on what types of crust they would enjoy. The 2 highest voted for were graham cracker, graham cracker coated with chocolate, and regular coated with chocolate. Since I already had all of those Gluten Free Pie Crust Recipes on this website, I decided to go for a shortbread crust for my own. I include links to some of my gluten free pie crust recipes below, and even the chocolate ganache coating. You may garnish the pie with whipped cream, meringue, or leave plain. Perhaps some shredded coconut would do well for some people. I hope you enjoy this recipe. I hadn’t had a banana cream pie in decades and being a pastry cream lover, it’s hard to believe. It was truly wonderful! Continue reading “Gluten Free Banana Cream Pie with Several Crust Choices”

Gluten Free Shortbread Crust (P√Ęte Sabl√©e) Tender Tart Crust

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P√Ęte Sabl√©e is a shortbread crust that is tender and often used to make tarts. The crust is made up of one part fat, (usually butter) and two parts flour. In this gluten free shortbread crust recipe, I made little changes to this rule. P√Ęte Sabl√©e is not traditionally flaky. However, learn how one little change can produce a flaky crust that browns well. Continue reading “Gluten Free Shortbread Crust (P√Ęte Sabl√©e) Tender Tart Crust”

Duchess Potatoes (Naturally Gluten Free)

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Duchess potatoes, also known as duchesse potatoes, are a¬†French dish, pommes de terre duchesse, consisting of seasoned mashed potatoes, made stiffer than traditional mashed potatoes, with the addition of egg, in this case, egg yolks. They are piped using a piping bag or device, and browned just enough to accent the design. Most recipes call for heavy whipping cream, however, my recipe below is a lower-fat version, and may be made dairy-free. Now you’re the duchess. Enjoy Continue reading “Duchess Potatoes (Naturally Gluten Free)”