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gluten-free maple dessert?

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hungry_united Dec 6, 2012 11:24 AM

i'm making dessert for my friend's birthday dinner party (probably for 15 people).
it has to be gluten-free and she has expressed a preference for something maple flavored...
one idea i had is to make individual maple pot de cremes (found a recipe from saveur)... any other suggestions?

  1. jmcarthur8 Dec 7, 2012 08:10 PM

    For our gluten intolerant friend last weekend, we made a dessert that was pumpkin -maple cheesecake frozen yogurt with sugared cinnamon pecans on top. It was a big hit.

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      sandylc Dec 7, 2012 07:43 PM

      Can you layer crisp meringues with maple pudding and frost with whipped cream? Then top with mixed salted nuts?

      1. greygarious Dec 7, 2012 06:17 PM

        This thread should be on the Special Diets board.

        I don't know if the following recipe qualifies as gluten-free but it's a favorite of mine. The idea of maple with mocha may sound odd, but it is very good:

        MAPLE MOCHA PUDDING (from The Maple Syrup Cookbook by Ken Haedrich)
        3 T cornstarch
        1 T instant coffee or espresso (powder form)
        1 t cocoa powder
        pinch salt
        3 egg yolks
        3 cups milk
        1/2 c maple syrup (preferably grade B)
        1 T butter, cut in little pieces
        1 t vanilla extract
        Whisk first 4 ingredients in large, thick-bottomed pot. Slightly whisk egg in different bowl, then whisk in milk and maple. Gently whisk the liquid into the dry, beginning to heat on mediium-high. Bring slowly to boil, stirring gently throughout and scraping sides. When it starts boiling, continue stirring for one minute. Remove from heat and stir in butter and vanilla. Ladle into 4-5 serving dishes. If you don't want a skin atop the puddings, top each with plastic wrap or a piece of wax paper cut to size. Let cool to room temp before chilling. Serve plain or with flavored whipped cream.

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          jvanderh Dec 7, 2012 09:38 PM

          Special diets gets a tiny amount of traffic, and people on special diets are still cooking at home. Where to post should be left up to the OP.

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          nemo Dec 6, 2012 11:58 AM

          Found this recipe, although you'd have to adjust the flour to make it gluten-free.
          Post on the Special Diets board as to how to do it, if this is at all interesting to you.

          http://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipe...

          Also, at this time of year, you can find maple sugar candy in the shapes of maple leaves, Santas,
          and other seasonal shapes. One might be cute in a cellophane bag as a party favor.

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            jvanderh Dec 7, 2012 03:08 PM

            I LOVE maple candy. I was just going to say, whatever you make, a small piece as decoration would be cute.

          2. chowser Dec 6, 2012 11:36 AM

            You could do maple creme caramel, flan or creme brulee.

            1. goodhealthgourmet Dec 6, 2012 11:31 AM

              pots de creme would be lovely. or you could make a maple mousse - serve in martini or parfait glasses & garnish with a shard of spiced nut brittle.

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