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Who prefers light desserts to heavy puddings? I do; particularly during the festive holiday season when the odd additional course creeps in to ambitious holiday menus. This cheeky light little number has been a surprising hit when entertaining. On top of that, it’s gluten-free. Perhaps not everyone wants such a light, mini dessert. “What? Is […]
A quick and easy light gluten-free Clafoutis baked custard dessert, with a blueberry and lemon twist to the French classic that's great for dessert, teatime or breakfast.
Strawberry Pistachio Clafoutis, a delicious twist to the classic cherry baked custard French recipe using fresh strawberries and ground pistachios (or almonds) to soak up the juices. Gluten free treat for breakfast, dessert or teatime.
A quick and easy healthy spread replacing the traditional chickpeas with broccoli. Just so happens to be vegan, dairy free and gluten free.
A French iced celebration cake that's easy to prepare in advance. Just add meringue to a layer of vanilla ice cream and raspberry sorbet and top with unsugared Chantilly cream, laced with Chambord raspberry liqueur (gluten free).
A French celebratory, gluten free moist chocolate and almond cake, made extra special with a hint of Grand Marnier and topped with a festive glaze.
Cracked chocolate macarons? Make these easy Black Forest creams with Kirsch-soaked macaron shells topped with roasted cherries and Kirsch Chantilly cream. A gluten-free dessert for cherry season or any time of year.
A deliciously fondant dark, bittersweet fudgy chocolate cake with candied ginger for that extra kick - a French classic which can easily be turned into a gluten-free dessert by replacing the spoonful of flour with almond flour. Best made in advance and served next day at room temperature.
An easy no-bake French dessert, similar to an Italian Panna Cotta, made with fruit purée and less cream. This recipe adds a touch of roasted coriander seeds, giving a lovely texture to bring out the lemon and blueberry flavours.
Macaron Berry Sherry Trifle - a traditional British party dessert, replacing classic trifle sponges or lady fingers with gluten free Parisian macaron shells.
A light, moist lemon cake made with ground almonds and soaked in tart lemon syrup that just happens to be gluten free. Decorate it for Easter with chocolate mendiants, mini Easter eggs and lemon macarons.
Mini macaron trifles with raspberry, rose and lychee. Inspired by the flavour of Pierre Hermé's Ispahan macarons, giving a Parisian touch to a retro British trifle dessert - and making them gluten free.
French summery gluten free dessert with figs, almonds and raspberries. Serve at room temperature or chilled for breakfast.
Light cheese waffles for breakfast, perfect with rosemary and honey, made with either Tapioca or rice flour. Inspired by Brazilian Cheese Puffs (Pão de Queijo)
Gluten free chocolate pistachio brownies, an easy recipe using rice flour inspired by Chambelland gluten free bakery in Paris. The taste is fudgy, intense bittersweet chocolate with scattered nuts on top, making a toasted pistachio finale.
An easy French Clafoutis classic family dessert - Baked cherry custard, a speciality from the Limousin region with added almonds. Replace the flour with half the amount of cornflour/cornstarch for a gluten free version.
An easy French dessert using fresh seasonal fruit (or frozen if out of season for your Valentine). You'll need silicone demi-sphere moulds or other shapes will also work well, such as dariole moulds. If not using silicone non-stick moulds, then butter moulds first. This recipe is gluten free.
An easy yet elegant dessert that just happens to be healthy and also gluten free. Serve with macarons for the ultimate treat!