Posts Tagged ‘Gluten free’

Flourless Chocolate Cake

Flourless Chocolate Cake For all my gluten free friends and chocolate lovers alike… enjoy this amazing treat!  If you feel like switching things up a bit, use coffee instead of the water.

Flourless Chocolate Cake

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 18oz bittersweet chocolate
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 6 eggs

Directions:  Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).  Grease one 10 inch round cake pan and set aside.  In a small saucepan over medium heat combine the water, salt and sugar. Stir until completely dissolved and set aside.  Either in the top half of a double boiler or in a microwave oven melt the bittersweet chocolate. Pour the chocolate into the bowl of an electric mixer.  Cut the butter into pieces and beat the butter into the chocolate, 1 piece at a time.  Beat in the hot sugar-water.  Slowly beat in the eggs, one at a time.  Pour the batter into the prepared pan.

Have a pan larger than the cake pan ready, put the cake pan in the larger pan and fill the pan with boiling water halfway up the sides of the cake pan.  Bake cake in the water bath at 300 degrees F (150 degrees C) for 45 minutes.  The center will still look wet.  Chill cake overnight in the pan.  To unmold, dip the bottom of the cake pan in hot water for 10 seconds and invert onto a serving plate.

Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Cauliflower-Crust-Pizza-2 We went over to a friend’s house a couple weeks back to meet their handsome new baby boy and play a bit with his older brother.  They had us over for dinner and made pizza.

First I have to say, if someone is gracious enough to make a meal, I will eat whatever is put in front of me and be thankful for every bite.  I may be a health coach but I am not a food snob!

My friend had in the past made a gluten free crust and decided to make one pizza with that recipe and one with a regular dough crust.  The gluten free crust was actually made of cauliflower, and was delicious!  It was so good, my husband and I made pizza that very next week and used the recipe again.

There are many renditions of gluten free crust but this just happens to be the one that I am forwarding to you.  Experiment with this recipe and other ingredients such as corn or rice flour and so on.  Find your favorite and fill the top with lots of great veggies!

Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Ingredients:

  • Fresh Cauliflower, 1 cup
  • Egg, 1 large
  • Cheddar Cheese, 1 cup, shredded (The higher quality the better.)
  • Fennel, 1/2 tsp
  • Oregano, ground, 1 tsp
  • Parsley, dried, 2 tsp

Directions:

Rice or finely chop the cauliflower.  (Remove the cauliflower from the main stem, soak it in cool salt water for about 5 minutes before you grate it or chop it.)  Beat egg, add the cauliflower, and shredded cheese.  Mix the ingredients, squeeze out remaining liquid and press into a greased pizza pan then sprinkle with the spices. Bake at 450 for 12 to 15 minutes. If you double the recipe cook 15 to 20 minutes.  (I also noticed that if you make the outside of the crust thicker than the middle, it bakes more evenly.),

Add desired pizza topping (not included in nutritional info) such as red sauce, mushrooms, green pepper, onions, cheese, etc.  Bake until brown and cheese is bubbly.  (I left mine in about 8 to 10 minutes.)

This makes 6-8 smaller pieces.