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Nov 20, 2006 04:58 PM

Gluten Free desserts

I just found out that I cannot eat anything with gluten in it. However, I LOVE dessert, so what can I make? I hope that this gluten ban will be good on my waistline, but I don't want my tastebuds to suffer too much!

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  1. Have you tried panna cotta? It's really simple to make and you can do so many things with it. This is the one I make most often, but I do a lot of variations with it.

    1. How about a flourless chocolate cake? Epicurious web site has several.

      Creme brule

      chocolate truffles

      I'm getting a craving just thinking of all of these.

      I sure hope I understand gluten-free.

      1. My best friend is gluten free; here are a few suggestions:

        Any kind of flourless torte

        You can make pies with a nut rather than flour crust

        She can eat Steel Cut Oats; if that's the same for you, you can make fruit crisps (use tapioca, corn starch or potato flour for thickening).

        Find a Passover cookbook--all desserts will be flour (and mostly gluten) free.

        Good luck.

        1. Don't worry, you have lots of options to keep your sweet tooth happy!

          - chocolate mousse
          - flourless chocolate cake
          - roasted pears with butterscotch sauce
          - poached pears in port wine
          - lemon curd parfaits
          - fruit crumbles (use oats for the crumble instead of flour)
          - grilled pineapple with caramelized brown sugar
          - any of the custard based desserts: creme caramel, creme brulee, panna cotta, flan, etc.

          And, of course, any of the above with ice cream!

          The list goes on and on! Good luck and happy desserting.

          1. Thanks for sharing the passover cookbook idea... I have a dozen at home somewhere - i guess it wouldn't hurt to take them out now and start perusing them.