Posts Tagged ‘gluten free dessert’

Easy to Make, but Hard to Say. Try this Gluten Free Dessert from Kinnikinnick

Pronouncing words with more than 3 syllables may not be a problem for you…but I seem to have difficulties sometimes. Our friends at Kinnikinnick Foods have great products, but one of the longest names I know! I am sharing one of their gluten free desserts below.

We carry a few of their products in our allergy free food store and I invite you to give them a try. Kinnikinnick Foods has a long history making Gluten free foods, they started back in 1980’s and continue to bring us great tasting gluten free products today.

Hope you enjoy their recipe contribution for this week. Have a wonderful weekend.

 Chocolate KinniTOOS Cheesecake 
For best results, prepare the night before!

Crust

1pkg. Kinnikinnick chocolate cookie crumbs or crushed Kinnikinnick Chocolate KinniTOOS

1/4 cup margarine or butter

Filling

4-8oz. pkgs. cream cheese

1/2 cup Kinnikinnick All Purpose Celiac Flour

1 cups granulated sugar

4 large eggs

1 cup sour cream

1 pkg KinniToos Chocolate Sandwich Creme Cookies

1 tsp pure vanilla

Directions:

1. In a bowl, combine cookie crumbs and butter; mix until combined. Press into a 10” spring form pan and place in fridge to set.

2. In a large bowl mix cream cheese until smooth. Slowly beat in granulated sugar, sour cream and vanilla. Mix in flour slowly. Add 1 egg at a time until fully incorporated. Fold in 1/2 pkg crushed KinniToos and pour into prepared cheesecake pan.

3. Bake at 325° F for 1 1/2 hours, Remove from oven and cool in pan for 20 minutes at room temperature. Remove outer ring from pan and cool for an additional 4 hours in the fridge.

4. Top with whipping cream and the remainder of the KinniToos.     

Gluten Free Dessert and My first Kitchen Disaster!

Truth in blogging here my friend…I have no problem admitting when I have a “goof up”….and boy did I! I refuse to blame it on the products…it was all Operator Error.
Here’s what went down:

In our allergy free and gluten free store, we carry some fantastic mixes for gluten free desserts, one of these is Cause You’re Special Gluten Free Golden Pound Cake Mix. This easy mix is Gluten- free, Wheat- free, Dairy- free, Lactose- free, Egg- free, Soy- free, Peanut-free and Tree Nut-free. And your baker for this day, ME, was brainless!

This is such an easy mix to make and as you will see below, I obviously did not prepare my pan to be “sticky free”. Now, with all that said and admitted to…this truely was the most moist and tasty pound cake I have ever made from a mix…no lying!

            Gluten free cake

The downside, I was in a hurry and making it for dinner at a friend’s house. Luckily, they are used to my “creative” approach to cooking and baking and remained unphased as I lifted the cake cover…Love them!

Please try this gluten free dessert mix at home, and send me a picture so I know what it SHOULD look like! Ha, Ha!

Where do I find Gluten Free Cookies that Taste Good?

Right here I say! Here is another video product demonstration…I enjoy doing these for some strange reason…maybe I feel like someone is listening to me, or maybe I like talking more than writing! Biscottea has several wonderful cookies that we carry: Chai Tea Shortbread, Blueberry Tea Shortbread, Blueberry Tea Shortbread Grab and Go (their small 2 cookie pkg.), Chai Tea Shortbread Grab and Go, Earl Grey Tea Shortbread and the small package version, Earl Grey Shortbread Grab and Go. These cookies are Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Yeast Free and Kosher. The only one of these gluten free cookies that has egg and yeast is the Biscottea Chai Tea Shortbread Cookie, which is the cookie that I talk about below. I know I sell this stuff, but I have to say, honestly, I really like them. They are “light” tasting and perfect for an after dinner light dessert. And, you don’t have to mix, stir or bake! Take a peek for yourself….

Outrageous Gluten Free Brownies

Strong title for the most awesome brownies I have ever made! Like probably many of you out there…I LOVE the Food Network. I don’t have time to watch much, but they have a fantastic recipe search option on their website. I use it alot…from times when I have a few items in the fridge I don’t know what to do with…to menu planning for the week. This recipe I adapted from a Tyler Florence show. He is great!

Okay, this recipe of Tyler’s is called “Amaretto Chocolate Brownies with Walnuts”. I took the liberty in making a couple adjustments to pull it into the realm of gluten free eaters. They came out tasting like one of the molton cakes you have in restaurants…it was truly fantastic! Depending on your dietary restrictions, I URGE you to try this at home…you won’t be sorry!  Oh, the picture looks a little funky, still trying to emerge into the professional world of food photography! Enjoy!

2 sticks unsalted butter, plus more for pan

8 ounces bittersweet chocolate chips ( I used Ghirardelli 60% Cacao chips) If you want less allergens, try Enjoy Life Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips)

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour(I used Better Batter Gluten free All Purpose Flour)

1 teaspoon baking powder (gluten free)

Pinch salt

4 large eggs

2 cups sugar

2 tablespoons amaretto liqueur (I used a little more..or did all that go into the recipe?!)

1 1/2 cups walnuts

Powdered sugar, for garnish

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Line a 9 by 9 square baking pan with parchment paper, making sure paper hangs over the edges. Grease paper with butter so the brownies don’t stick. Melt butter and chocolate over a double-boiler and stir gently until smooth and shiny. Remove from the heat and cool slightly.

Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt into a mixing bowl and set aside. Whisk together eggs, sugar and amaretto in a mixing bowl until combined. Pour in chocolate mixture and continue to whisk until combined. Gradually add flour mixture, then add walnuts and incorporate with a wooden spoon. Transfer batter to baking pan and bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean when inserted into the middle of the pan. When done, invert onto a cutting board, remove paper and cut into squares. Garnish with powdered sugar and serve.

Notice that I tried to make “shamrocks” out of the powder sugar…don’t try this at home!  Gluten Free Brownies

Will you Be My Valentine?

I am sure this phrase will be repeated several times this week. If you have or love someone with food allergies or restrictions…your choices may be more limited. For the rest of this week, I am on the hunt for some fun “Valentine-type”  things you can make at home and then send them to school or bring to your parties.  Our first installment is from Enjoy Life Foods…love these guys! They are a beloved company that we represent in our store and are a favorite of our corporate mascot, Jack, as well.  Try this one and let me know what a hit your kid makes at his school party!

Allergen Free Smores

1 package (10 oz.) Enjoy Life® Snickerdoodle cookies

3 large marshmallows

1 Enjoy Life® boom CHOCO boom chocolate bar (rice milk or dark chocolate)

Cut the marshmallows in half, so you have a total of six pieces. Set aside. Break the chocolate bar into four sections. Then break each section in half for a total of eight pieces. Set aside. Slightly flatten two Snickerdoodle cookies. Use a heart shaped cookie cutter or a knife to cut out your “sweetheart cookie”. Place one piece of chocolate in center. Slightly flatten a marshmallow piece and place it on top of the chocolate. Cover with remaining cookie. Assemble more s’mores with remaining ingredients. Place s’mores on a microwavable plate. Microwave for 10-20 seconds or until the chocolate starts to melt and the marshmallow softens.

Yield: 6 Sweetheart S’mores

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