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Aug 17, 2011 10:19 AM

Gluten-free dessert recipe?

I'd like to make a delicious gluten-free dessert for a Labor Day barbecue? Any delicious ideas. Any help is much appreciated.

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    1. One of my best friends is both gluten free and sugar free. Although I've experimented quite a bit with rice flour, I find that the best way to adapt recipes to be gluten free is to start with something that is naturally gluten free to begin with. Rice pudding, cheesecake (I use ground nuts as a crust), homemade ice cream and lemon pudding cakes (rice flour for the little bit of flour in these) have all been so successful that other guests were not even aware that the dessert was for a special diet. (You didn't ask, but I have had very good success with xylitol for the sugar - no one has ever guessed that the desserts are wheat and sugar free!)

        1. As I have celiac disease I must be strictly gluten free. My favourites include naturally GF dishes such as pavlova, creme caramel, panna cotta, semifreddo, granitas, flourless chocolate cake... Most of these would work well because they are made in advance.

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          1. Definitely try your hand at a cashew cheesecake (google raw vegan cheesecake). it is great because you can make it in advance, just thaw before serving.

            I've made this to rave reviews: