You’ve had a great meal, you’re relaxing over coffee or an after-dinner liqueur, and the stage is set─for dessert, of course! For many of us, a little treat after a meal nourishes both body and spirit. Maybe we’re all still kids at heart. Should you lose this delicious option when you nix the gluten? By no means!
Think back to your childhood and the special desserts you loved─Mom’s chocolate cake, summer ice cream cones, holiday cookies. Happily, nearly any dessert can be recreated deliciously gluten-free. This is important, especially since birthdays, weddings, graduations, and other ceremonies invariably call for cake. You’ll find 377 fabulous, gluten-free cake recipes here.
Here’s another tantalizing resource for dessert lovers who are avoiding gluten: http://glutenfreegoddess.blogspot.com/2008/05/gluten-free-dessert-recipes.html. You’ll find an incredibly comprehensive array of recipes for any occasion. These include scrumptious, innovative cookies, cupcakes, brownies and bars, pies, and more. It’s easy to get inspired with treats like Blueberry Baby Cakes, Pumpkin Pie, Coconut Carrot Cake, Cappuccino Brownies, Dark Goddess Cake, and Mexican Hot Fudge Sundaes!
No time to bake? You can find gluten-free cakes and cookies at most upscale markets and natural food stores. You can even have safe, fresh-baked goodies shipped right to your door: http://www.freshglutenfree.net/Fresh-Gluten-Free-Bakery-Goods-Shipped-To-Your-Doorstep-s/56.htm
When it comes to ice cream, many commercial brands may contain starch or gluten, which acts as a thickener and an emulsifier in food processing. A great way to safeguard yourself and have fun in the process is to make your own. Ice cream machines are quite affordable, and literally do the work for you. It’s easiest to start with vanilla, which can be served with a range of fresh fruit and other tasty, safe toppings for a terrific sundae bar. Learn how here.
These tips should get you started, ensuring that you have gorgeous, gluten-free confections for any and all occasions. Now, that’s sweet!