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Cocoa Powder Question

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DanaB Nov 25, 2004 02:23 PM

Hi All --

I'm looking for a dessert recipe that I can make for a dinner party where two people have ingredient limitations (one is wheat free, and the other doesn't eat dairy). I also want the dessert to be cakelike, or something that can have a candle on it (i.e. no sorbets), as it's for a birthday. I think the recipe linked below for Flourless Chocolate Cake will work, but had a question about cocoa powder -- does it contain flour or gluten?

I'm also open to suggestions other than the flourless chocolate cake if you have any. Thanks!

Link: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/rec...

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    Candy RE: DanaB Nov 25, 2004 03:01 PM

    No gluten and I just checked my Sharffen Berger cocoa and Hershey's they are pure 100% cocoa. I also have a brand called Saco which is a blended cocoa, dutched and recular. It does not list any ingredients.

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      Barb RE: Candy Nov 26, 2004 02:32 AM

      If you need butter flavor can't you use butter flavoring? Just use a quality brand.

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      Nyleve RE: DanaB Nov 25, 2004 03:02 PM

      Great choice. That's exactly what I would have suggested. No, cocoa doesn't contain gluten.

      You'll have to sub non-dairy margarine (look for "pareve" on the label) for the butter, though. A minor reduction in flavour, but nothing that you can't live with. Serve with a raspberry coulis and, perhaps, some whipped cream for those who can have dairy.

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        Dorothy RE: DanaB Nov 25, 2004 03:58 PM

        Great choice, D. Just check the chocolate you plan to use. It's unlikely to have wheat in it, but could have dairy . . . .

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          DanaB RE: DanaB Nov 27, 2004 11:15 AM

          Thanks for the feedback, everyone. I'm going to go ahead with the flourless chocolate cake :-)

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