Food & Dining

Gluten-free dessert recipes

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Quickie Fruit Pie

Deberah Williams and Amelia Cronic recently released their new gluten-free cookbook, “Gluten-free with No Apologies.” They’ve shared a couple of their dessert recipes for to try in your home, sure to be delicious to everyone.

Delightfully-rich Brownies

These brownies are rich, moist, and delicious. There are some very good gluten-free brownie mixes on the market, but they just don’t come close to these dark brownie delights. Want an extra special treat? Serve these brownies warm with vanilla ice cream. Enough said.

• 1-1/2 cups sweet (glutinous) rice flour 

• 2 cups sugar 

• 1 cup cocoa powder 

• 1 tablespoon baking powder 

• 1/4 cup corn starch 

• 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum 

• 1/2 teaspoon salt 

• 2/3 cup canola oil 

• 2 eggs 

• 1/2 cup water 

• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 

• 2 cups chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a medium mixing bowl, mix sweet (glutinous) rice flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, corn starch, xanthan gum, and salt with a wire whisk. Stir in oil, eggs, water, and vanilla. Add chocolate chips and stir. Don’t overmix. Mixture will be very thick.

Pour into greased 9x13-inch pan and bake for 25 to 30 minutes.

Makes 18 to 24 brownies.

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Quickie Fruit Pie

The original version of this pie has been used in our family for generations. It was used when there wasn’t time to make a regular pie or cake. Even though it is easy to make, it has great flavor. It is best cooked with blueberries, blackberries, or peaches.

• 6 tablespoons butter 

• 1/2 cup sweet (glutinous) rice flour 

• 1/4 cup sorghum flour 

• 1/4 cup potato starch 

• 1 tablespoon baking powder 

• 1/4 teaspoon salt 

• 2/3 cup sugar 

• 1 cup milk (or almond milk or buttermilk) 

• 2-1/2 cups fruit of your choice

Heat oven to 375 degrees.

In an 8 x 8-inch or equivalent baking dish, melt butter in the microwave. In a small mixing bowl, combine sweet (glutinous) rice flour, sorghum flour, potato starch, baking powder, salt, sugar, and milk. Stir just until all is mixed, then pour on top of the melted butter. Layer the fruit on top and bake for 30 to 45 minutes, or up to 1 hour if frozen fruit is used. Pie will be lightly brown and firm to the touch but soft inside like a pie.

Makes 6 servings.



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