All posts tagged: gluten-free

A Classic Chocolate Mousse

Sometimes, going retro is best – especially for the gluten-free folks who love dessert but can’t (or won’t) consume anything with flour in it. This decadent chocolate mousse fits the bill and will not leave anyone feeling deprived. For decoration you can pipe a little freshly whipped vanilla scented cream and a perfect raspberry on top – or shave some chocolate…but frankly it is perfection as is. And this dessert is perfect after a delicious steak and salad (which is what we enjoyed for dinner last night!) Ingredients: 8 ounces best quality bittersweet chocolate either finely chopped or in callets (I highly recommend Callebaut Chocolate. I use their semi-sweet callets which melt quickly and are absolutely delicious.) 1/2 cup whole milk 2 large egg yolks (room temperature) 5 large egg whites (chilled for better beating) 3 tablespoons sugar 1 pinch salt 2 teaspoons vanilla extract (best quality possible) Directions: Melt the chocolate gently over a pot of boiling water. Meanwhile, heat up the milk in either the microwave or stovetop until scalding hot. Once the …

Lemon Ricotta & Almond Flourless Torte with Raspberry Coulis

This little torte is perfect for a lighter style of dessert and would be great to end a Passover Seder or any meal with a gluten-free (flourless) desssert option. Don’t skip making the raspberry coulis – the contrasting flavors of tart, sweet, creamy and fruity work really well together. Ingredients: Lemon, Ricotta Almond Torte with Raspberry Coulis 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened/room temp (I prefer European butters) 1 1/4 cups super fine sugar 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 2 tablespoons lemon rind (use organic, unsprayed lemons) 4 tablespoons lemon juice, freshly squeezed 4 eggs,┬áseparate yolks from whites 2 cups almond flour (make sure the flour is finely textured) 1 1/2 cups ricotta cheese (try to buy fresh ricotta and avoid low-fat/skim with its gums and fillers) 1 cup raspberries (frozen) for coulis 1/2 cup fresh raspberries to decorate top of cake powdered sugar, for garnish and for coulis   Directions:┬áPreheat oven to 325 degrees (convection) or 350 standard. Line the bottom of a 9-inch cake pan with parchment paper, grease/butter sides of pan and parchment …