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Need a GF, yolk free, PB free Christmas dessert recipe

jmcarthur8 Dec 14, 2012 04:38 AM

My friend's hubby is allergic to gluten, poultry (including yolks) and peanuts. I'd like to make some kind of seasonal dessert without investing in numerous GF products.
Any ideas?

  1. goodhealthgourmet Dec 14, 2012 09:42 AM

    - peppermint fudge or bark
    - molasses crinkle cookies made with GF flour blend & egg replacer
    - eggless cheesecake (make a nut crust, or use GF & egg-free gingersnaps or graham crackers, or Mi-Del cinnamon snaps)

    you could also make my molasses-ginger cake, which works really well with any basic GF flour blend (just use store-bought egg replacer or the flax/chia trick):
    http://www.chow.com/recipes/14059-ghg...

    1. sunshine842 Dec 14, 2012 09:54 AM

      how about pears poached in red wine (add a little honey and a stick of cinnamon) -- pretty, elegant, simple, and amazing when drizzled with a little dark chocolate or salted-butter caramel.

      1. chefathome Dec 14, 2012 12:22 PM

        Can he have egg whites? If so, you can make a large pavlova (or individual ones) with festive fruits on top. Or Eton Mess which uses crushed meringue, whipped cream, fruit (raspberries are glorious) and fruit coulis. That is what I am making this Christmas. I love the varied textures and flavours - you get soft and pillowy, crunchy, sweet, tart...

        1. jmcarthur8 Dec 14, 2012 03:55 PM

          Wow. Nice choices! Thanks. I'll look them over with DH and see what he thinks our friends would like. I already have ingredients for most of the suggestions!

          1. mcf Dec 14, 2012 05:51 PM

            Chocolate truffles? Chocolate fondue with fruit?

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            1. re: mcf
              sunshine842 Dec 14, 2012 11:17 PM

              a couple of chocolate truffles would be really, really elegant alongside the poached pears, too.

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              tonifi Dec 14, 2012 06:01 PM

              I'm with chefathome, I was going to suggest some sort of meringue, possibly pavlova. Pavlova has become my go-to dessert lately. Google some images, it can be really lovely. Serve it with a couple of chocolate truffles and maybe some sweet, spicy pecans.

              1. Emme Dec 14, 2012 07:50 PM

                no yolks, but is that no dairy?
                if not, i was going to suggest panna cotta with a nice balsamic fruit reduction, perhaps cranberry something or even some roasted pumpkin cubes with maple and spices.
                http://www.davidlebovitz.com/2009/04/perfect-panna-cotta/

                or a nice pumpkin ice cream or vanilla bean ice cream, using cornstarch, no yolks, with a similar sauce.

                or a coconut milk rice pudding with some toasted coconut and broiled pineapple something like this...
                http://vegweb.com/recipes/coconut-milk-rice-pudding

                or a raspberry or cranberry or other fruited fool (so simple

                )

                or a fruit gratin - just slice up fruit, top with a little brown sugar, lemon or lime or orange or grapefruit zest, dot with butter and dollop with some vanilla yogurt and broil.

                or similar to a panna cotta, a buttermilk pudding
                http://www.realsimple.com/food-recipe...

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                  jsaimd Dec 14, 2012 08:01 PM

                  cranberry pear ginger crisp with GF oats - they can be found at most places. You can also just purchase GF bisquick for a quick self-rising flour substitution - readily available. I use egg as a "gluten substitute" in baking, but you can also use gelatin or chia/flax.

                  Fruit pies with GF crust. You can buy crust premade at places like Whole Foods. I think they are egg free.

                  Second cornstarch ice cream and panna cotta.

                  You should check to make sure they can still have egg whites or tree nuts due to cross contamination. May also have to watch chocolate because much can contain traces of nuts. I would jsut ask your friend if it is an issue.

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                  1. re: jsaimd
                    jmcarthur8 Dec 15, 2012 04:31 AM

                    jsaimd, Yes, he can have egg whites (his wife makes different kinds of meringue cookies for him) and he can have tree nuts.

                    I like so many of these ideas, I'll save this thread and refer back to it throughout the year when we are having this couple over for dinner.

                    Emme, he is allergic to poultry, but can have egg whites. They don't contain whatever the substance is that disagrees with him.
                    Dairy isn't a problem at all, thank goodness, or the poor man wouldn't have anything fun to eat!

                  2. jenscats5 Dec 23, 2012 06:28 PM

                    Today with the step daughter I made Chex cereal tossed with melted white chocolate mixed with crushed candy canes. I believe the Chex cereal is GF.

                    Also made these: http://www.divine-baking.com/2011/04/... They are very chocolately & delicious!!!!

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