As the holidays comes around, we sometimes forget about those who have allergies or who needs gluten free food. I have several close friends who are gluten free and are concern with what they are eating. I am aware some of the food we eat when we visit the family are not as great as when we cook at home but for manners sake as my children say,"We eat them since it is one day!"
I feel happy when my visitors and/or my guest enjoy what I make for them and the main reason I go out of my way to cater to each individual as if they were my children. I give the food they are able to eat. Sometimes I notice that the other guest eating the food and they enjoy. What can I do, just make enough for all to enjoy but I do let them know what they are eating. There are times that others do not realize what they should eat. It is nice to know what we are eating and let others feel special even if they have special needs. I hope you all create special memories with family and friends. Sharing a fabulous Gluten free recipe and read more @Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen
Gluten-Free Chocolate Frangipane Tart
1 1/4 cups ground almonds
1/3 cup confectioners' sugar
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1/3 cup Dutch-process cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon fine salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, in pieces
2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup ground almonds
7 ounces bittersweet chocolate, melted and cooled
1/3 cup dried black mission figs, halved (5 to 6 figs)
Creme fraiche, for serving, optional
1. For the crust: Pulse together the ground almonds, confectioners' sugar, brown sugar, cocoa, salt, and baking soda in a food processor. Add the butter and pulse until the dough just begins to come together, but is not sticky or wet, about 10 pulses. Remove the blade and turn the dough out into a 10-inch tart pan with removable bottom. Carefully press the dough evenly into the bottom and up the sides of the pan. Refrigerate at least 15 minutes. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
2. For the filling: Separate the eggs and whip the whites until they just hold stiff peaks. In a separate bowl, cream the butter and sugar. Add the egg yolks one at a time and mix until smooth. Stir in the almonds and melted chocolate. Gently fold in the egg whites. Spoon into the chilled crust.
3. Bake until the chocolate just starts to set, 15 minutes. Press the figs gently into the filling in a circle around the tart and continue baking until slightly puffed and set throughout, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool. Cut and serve with creme fraiche, if desired.
For more information, read at: Gluten Free Chocolate Tart
We are a chocoholic family, we enjoy dark chocolate and most chocolate dessert. This Flourless Chocolate Cake seem like one that we would enjoy and will be one on our list. You can find the recipe on the Food Network.