Gluten-Free Recipes for For Kids
Sweet Cookie PizzaJuly 28, 2020
From Oonagh Williams of Royal Temptations Catering
The base is a gluten-free sugar cookie I made from a Better Homes and Gardens wheat snickerdoodle cobbler recipe. When the cookie dough is cooked on its own cooking sheet, it cooks up thin and crispy. The original topping was 3 x 8 ounce packets of cream cheese. I used only 1×8 ounce and we liked that quantity the best. The original recipe added circles of kiwi fruit to look like pepperoni. I used circles of strawberries to look like pepperoni. I chopped fresh mango to imitate yellow bell peppers and drizzled chocolate sauce to imitate balsamic glaze. We also preferred just the sweetened cream cheese topping without the key lime juice and lime zest.
Gluten-Free Sweet Cookie Pizza
- ¼ c (2oz, 56g) butter, softened
- ⅓ c (2+1/2 oz) sugar
- 2 teaspoon gluten-free baking powder
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- 1 egg
- ½ c (2+1/2 oz, 70g) King Arthur all-purpose gluten-free flour – doesn’t contain baking powder or xanthan gum.
- 1/8 tsp xanthan gum
- 1 x 8oz packet cream cheese, softened. I use stores own ‘lite’ which is also softer.
- ¼ c (60ml) powdered (icing) sugar or to your taste.
- 1 tbsp key lime juice – optional
- zest of ¼ lime – optional
- Fresh fruit
- ¼ c (60ml) semi-sweet chocolate melted with ¼ c cream until smooth.
- Let cool so it thickens.
- In a medium bowl beat all crust ingredients together for 2-3 minutes until soft and fluffy. This is a very soft mix, not stiff cookie dough.
- Draw a 9” circle (measure a dinner plate and use that for circle size) on parchment paper on a cookie sheet/jelly roll pan (unless you’re confident that cooked cookie will release without sticking from your pan).
- I use a 1 tablespoon cookie scoop. Make outer circle of dough blobs on parchment paper, about 1 inch apart, and then space out the rest of the dough inside the circle. Wet your fingers and flatten slightly.
- Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for about 18-20 minutes. Every oven differs and cookies will cook faster if over flattened. Cookies should merge together as a complete ‘pizza’ base and be a golden color, but not dark and just under ½ inch deep. Remove from oven, let cool and then remove from parchment paper and lift onto serving dish. Don’t worry if it cracks, cream cheese and fruit will hide cracks. Cookies will soften if left out, from humidity and from the topping.
- Beat cream cheese and sugar together, and spread carefully on cooled base.
- Decorate with strawberry slices, fruit, and chocolate sauce.
You can find Chef Oonagh Williams at Gluten-Free Cooking with Oonagh on FB, LinkedIn or her website. Chef Oonagh has a culinary arts degree, celiac disease and other food allergies. Remember most real food is naturally gluten-free until manufacturers ‘mess’ around with it and only baking really needs changing.PERMALINK
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Turtle BarsApril 30, 2020
From Oonagh Williams of Royal Temptations Catering
Peace, love and health to all.
As we head into more time with Coronavirus, I thank parents who are home schooling and honestly am thankful that my son is a single adult with a job. Many are worrying about kids falling behind, but everyone, worldwide, will be doing catch up. Locally there are many people making cloth masks and people donating fabric, elastic, ribbon. Another friend is co ordinating collection of single size snacks, drinks etc for local hospitals. Meals donated to first responders. I still post recipes on FB and my encore ABC WMUR cooking presentations.
The company my husband works for, makes the thermal imaging thermometers that are used worldwide, so he is even busier working from home than in office. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/thermal-imaging-cameras-coronavirus.
Be kind to others, be kind to yourself, we are all in this together and will get through it. Stay Safe.
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This is a mix of a number of different recipes until I came up with the thickness of base and caramel filling that I personally preferred. One of my English recipes has a cake base with a caramel filling based on condensed milk. I am finding that for me personally some condensed milk recipes are just too sweet and catch at the back of the throat. Locally, Milford NH High School has a Culinary Arts program that I’m involved with, with a public restaurant during the school year. They had made this dessert, called it Turtle Bars and put pecans in the from scratch caramel filling (all my previous recipes never used nuts and were a Twix lookalike). So I tried making my dessert with added nuts and used their name for it as well as using bought caramel sauce for ease.
Gluten-Free & Egg-Free Turtle Bars
made in an 8×8 pan
Shortbread base: If you have a favorite sugar cookie recipe or bought sugar cookie mix or tube, you can substitute that. My base is quite thick and uses 14 oz ingredients. Look at your recipe/bought mix and do the math to substitute.
- 1 c (4 oz, 112g ) my rice free, gluten-free flour mix, ingredients at end of this recipe – to substitute, you have to weigh, (approx ¾ c KAF all purpose gluten-free flour with no baking powder or xanthan gum.)
- ½ c (2 oz, 56 g) gluten-free almond flour (ground almonds in UK), Trader Joe’s, Costco, BRM and KAF all sell almond flour (white) labeled gluten-free and some have almond meal (freckly with skin) also labeled gluten-free. Varying prices.
- ½ c (2 oz, 56 g) powdered sugar (Icing sugar in UK)
- 1+1/2 sticks (6 oz, 168g) butter (or substitute) hard from the fridge and cut into 1 tablespoon slices
- ¾ tsp (4 ml) xanthan gum
- 1+1/4 to 1+1/2 cups (10-12 fl oz, 300-360 ml) thick caramel sauce (I have used a 10 oz jar of Trader Joe’s caramel sauce labeled gluten free or 13 oz can of Nestle dulce de leche which is caramelized condensed milk. Your own homemade caramel sauce. Most ice cream caramel sauces don’t seem to be gluten free and possibly runnier)
- 1 +1/2 cups (6oz, 168 g) coarsely chopped nuts (almonds, pecans, cashews, macadamias) cooked in 350* oven (unless labeled roasted already) for 10 minutes. Once you smell them cooking they could be burning, watch carefully. If you like salted caramel, you could use chopped salted nuts. If you only have salted nuts and don’t want the salt, rinse salt off in warm water and then crisp nuts in oven.
- Additional 2 tablespoons milk, cream to thin dulce de leche.
- 1 tsp (5 ml) gluten-free vanilla extract. I’ve also added zest of 1 or 2 oranges.
- I use semi sweet chocolate, with kids you might want to use milk chocolate chips
- 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips (6oz, 168g- I use Nestle Tollhouse)
- 4 tablespoons butter (1/2 stick – 2 oz, 60 ml)
- Preheat oven to 350*F (180*C) Put flours, sugar and xanthan gum in food processor. Add hard butter and run food processor until mix resembles fine breadcrumbs. If you make this with soft butter, it will turn into a paste you have to spread in dish rather than sprinkle like breadcrumbs. Make it easier on yourself.
- Grease 8×8 (20×20 cm) baking pan. If you use a glass pan, then stand it on a metal sheet in the oven, so base cooks better. Sprinkle in shortbread mix, spread evenly and press down.
- Bake in preheated oven for about 30-40 minutes. You do want the base to be light golden brown all over now or it tastes raw later, with darker brown edges. This is the only cooking base will get so you want to be sure it is cooked through. There is nothing worse than a raw base. Remove from oven. Base will probably have fine cracks throughout.
- Open jar of caramel sauce, remove lid and warm in microwave to easier pouring consistency. For can of dulce de leche, scrape into microwave safe bowl, warm, add some milk.
- Add nuts and vanilla, mix well and pour on top of crust in brownie pan, allow to cool.
- Melt chocolate chips and butter until smooth. I give chocolate mix about 44 seconds in microwave, stop and stir. Continue to microwave in 11 second increments if necessary. Spread over cooled caramel filling, allow to set and then cut into very tiny squares. Don’t try to cut while warm as it will crumble. My husband likes this cold from the fridge when caramel and chocolate are hard. I like it at a warm room temperature when filling is very creamy. It is easier to cut the bars while the caramel and chocolate are hard and then serve them hard or soft. Cut by using a sharp knife repeatedly dipped in very hot water to easily glide through chocolate topping. Transfer to storage container.
My gluten-free mix: I use for one cup of gluten-free mix. Rice-free. I have slowly been remaking my gluten-free recipes with arrowroot instead of potato starch for nightshade problems for lots of people. It’s basically trial and error, some recipes arrowroot just isn’t a good enough substitute as it’s more floury, but still tasty.
- ½ cup potato starch or arrowroot starch for those with nightshade problems. BRM sell a bag of arrowroot, but it is more expensive than potato starch.
- ¼ c tapioca starch – note there is a difference in tapioca starch from different brands.
- 2 tbsp amaranth or millet flour: Bob’s Red Mill (millet is roughly one third the price of amaranth, is not so nutritious, but is more readily available.)
- 2 tbsp sorghum flour: Bob’s Red Mill.
Making about 7 cups total of mix
- 1 x 14 oz bag potato starch, which is 3+1/2 cups – that’s the size I can buy. Or 14 oz arrowroot by weight.
- 1+3/4 c of Tapioca Starch is 7 oz
- Just under 1 cup of Amaranth or Millet (actually ¾ c plus 2 Tbsps is 4 oz)
- Just under 1 cup of Sorghum (actually ¾ c plus 2 Tbsps is 4 oz)
Note that I buy potato starch and tapioca starch from local Asian market, and brands that online say they are gluten-free.PERMALINK
TAGS: DESSERT, FOR KIDS
APPLE AND CRAISIN BREAD PUDDINGNovember 4, 2019
From Chef Oonagh Williams of Gluten-Free Cooking with Oonagh
A warm, fall-themed dessert to keep you feeling cozy as the nights start to turn cold!
- 2 gluten-free plain bagels cut into small cubes. Don’t use soft white bread, it cooks up too mushy. I’ve made this with Udi’s and Canyon Bakehouse plain bagels.
- 3 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and cut into small pieces, like shredded cheese. Large chunks will make pudding fall apart when cooked.
- ¾ c brown sugar
- ½ stick (2 oz, 60 ml) butter
- 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie or apple pie spice or 1 tsp cinnamon plus ½ tsp powdered ginger plus ½ tsp ground nutmeg.
- ½ c craisins
- 2 tsp gluten-free vanilla essence
- 2 tbsp rum – optional, but gives lovely flavor
- 2 cups half and half or whole milk
- 5 large eggs
- brown sugar for top
- Melt butter in a 6 cup saucepan, add apples, sugar and spices and cook over gentle heat until the apples are nicely soft without becoming apple sauce. They don’t really cook much more in the bread pudding. I also mix this and cook in microwave in m/w safe bowl, add rest of ingredients and then refrigerate covered.
- Add craisins, vanilla and rum to pan, stir in bread cubes. Adding bread cubes should be sufficient to cool the mix to add eggs and milk.
- Beat eggs and milk together – I tend to use my immersion blender so I don’t have ‘threads’ of egg still showing. Gently mix into bread mix.
- Pour into greased 8 x 8 brownie pan or equivalent sized pan and allow to soak for at least 30 minutes. The large quantity of liquid should be absorbed leaving a small quantity of excess liquid around the edges. Insufficient liquid will leave the bread hard and dry in places.
- Sprinkle the top with brown sugar for a crusty topping. Place on a baking sheet in case of spills as it is a very full baking dish.
- Bake in a preheated 350* oven for about 45 minutes. The bread pudding will have risen up, the top will be set, crusty and light brown and if you dig into the center it should be soft and moist but not wet with loose liquid. If you’re cooking it cold from the fridge, it will probably need
- Remove from oven and cool for about 10 minutes before serving with caramel sauce. Reheats well.
- ¾ cup sugar
- 1 tbsp water
- 3/4 cup heavy cream
- 4 tbsp butter
- 2 tbsp rum – optional
- Put sugar in an 8” skillet with water. Cook, covered, over low heat until sugar dissolves. Covering pan while dissolving sugar stops formation of sugar crystals on side of pan.
- Remove lid, increase heat and cook until syrup turns a deep gold color, swirling pan will mix light and dark syrup. You will notice burnt sugar smell and a smoke above pan if overcooked. Undercooked is tasteless. Be very careful as boiling sugar gives a nasty burn. Don’t stir mix as it will crystallize.
- Remove from heat, carefully add cream and butter, it will spit and bubble and harden. Return to low heat and stir until sauce is smooth again. Add rum if wanted. Thickens slightly on cooling.
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Cauldron Cakes for HalloweenOctober 29, 2019
Cauldron Cakes for Halloween
A gluten-free Halloween treat from Diane Eblin of The W.H.O.L.E. Gang
- Your favorite gluten-free chocolate cupcake and icing recipe
- Your favorite gluten-free chocolate chips
- Make gluten-free cupcakes.
- Melt your favorite gluten-free chocolate.
- Dip the cupcake bottoms into melted chocolate and place onto parchment paper to set. Place 4 chocolate chips on the sheet so when you set them down it will make it look like cauldron feet under the cupcakes.
- Core out the center of the cupcakes with a spoon or one of those cool corers.
- Fill the hole with icing and let it spill out the top.
- Make the handles by melting chocolate. Put it into a plastic baggie and snip the corner to make a piping bag. Draw the handles onto parchment paper and let them harden. Gently push the handles into the cupcake.
TAGS: DESSERT, FOR KIDS, HOLIDAY
Candy Corn Mini MuffinsSeptember 30, 2019
Candy Corn Mini Muffins
Courtesy of Enjoy Life
An allergy-friendly, gluten-free Halloween treat!
Makes 30 mini muffins
For the muffins:
- 1 box (14.5oz/411g) Enjoy Life Foods Muffin Mix
- 1 cup + 2 tsp cold water
- 1/4 cup olive oil or grapeseed oil
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
For the frosting:
- 1/2 cup dairy-free buttery spread
- 2 cup powdered suger
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp dairy-free milk, plus more as needed
- 1/3 cup Enjoy Life Foods Mini Chips
- Preheat the oven to 350° F. Line a mini muffin tin with liners or oil well.
- Put the Muffin Mix in a large bowl. Add the water, oil, vanilla extract, and cinnamon. Stir to combine.
- Divide the mixture into the prepared pan, filling each one about half full.
- Bake for 10 to 13 minutes, until golden brown on the edges and a toothpick inserted slightly off-center comes out clean.
- Let the muffins cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then transfer each one to a wire rack to cool completely before frosting.
- To make the frosting, put the dairy-free buttery spread in the bowl of a stand mixer or a large bowl. Using the stand mixer or a hand mixer, beat on high speed for 1 minute, until the mixture begins to lighten.
- Add 1 1/2 cups of the powdered sugar. Beat for 2 minutes until smooth, light, and fluffy. Add the remaining powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon of the nondairy milk, and the vanilla extract. Beat for an additional minute until smooth and creamy, adding a teaspoon of dairy-free milk at a time if needed. Stir in the Mini Chips. Divide the mixture into three portions to create orange and yellow (the frosting itself will be the white layer).
- To make the orange frosting using food dye, mix 1 drop yellow food dye and 12 drops red food dye into one of the portions, adjusting by one drop, at a time until desired color is reached. To make orange frosting naturally, grind gogi berries into a fine powder and mix it into the frosting, adding as much as needed until desired color is reached.
- To make the yellow frosting using food dye, mix 20 drops yellow food dye into one of the portions, adjusting by one drop, at a time until desired color is reached. To make yellow frosting naturally, sprinkle turmeric into the frosting, adding as much as needed until desired color is reached.
- To frost the muffins, pipe the orange frosting each muffin, covering the top of the muffin completely. Top with a round of yellow frosting, then the white frosting.
- Serve, storing leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature for 2 days, moving any others to the freezer for up to 3 months.
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Kitchen Sink CookiesJanuary 21, 2019
Kitchen Sink Cookies
Gluten-Free Kitchen Sink Cookies
- 1 cup Crunchmaster® Hint of Sea Salt 7 Ancient Grains Crackers, crushed
- ¾ cup butter, softened
- 1 cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup white sugar
- 2 tsp. almond extract
- 2 cups gluten free baking mix
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- ¾ tsp. salt
- 1/3 tsp. ground cinnamon
- ¼ tsp. all-spice
- 2 large eggs
- ½ cup gluten free rolled oats
- 1/6 tsp. fresh orange zest
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugars. Slowly add eggs and almond extract continue to mix.
- In a separate bowl, combine gluten free flour mix, Crunchmaster Cracker crumbs, rolled oats, baking soda, baking powder and salt; add to egg mixture and mix well to combine. Add cinnamon, all-spice and orange zest. Mix well and portion out teaspoon sized balls onto baking sheets.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
- Remove from oven; set aside to cool before serving.
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Pecan Cranberry TartJanuary 7, 2019
Pecan Cranberry Tart
Gluten-Free Pecan Cranberry Tart
- 1½ cup finely ground Crunchmaster® Original Multi-Seed Crackers (Crust)
- 1 ½ cup roasted* pecan halves, divided (Filling)
- 2/3 cup sugar (Filling)
- 1/3 cup dark corn syrup (Filling)
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract (Filling)
- Pinch of salt (Filling)
- 4 tbsp. sugar (Crust)
- ¼ tsp. salt (Crust)
- 3 eggs (Filling)
- 2 tbsp. cider vinegar (Filling)
- 1 tbsp/ butter, melted (Filling)
- 4 tbsp. butter , melted (Crust)
- ½ cup dried cranberries chopped (Filling)
- 1 tbsp. tahini (sesame paste)
- * Roast pecans 5-10 minutes at 350°F. Remove from oven and cool.
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Finely grind the Crunchmaster Original Multi-Seed Crackers in a food processor. In a large bowl, combine cracker crumbs, sugar, and salt. Mix until ingredients are well blended. Add melted butter and stir until the crumb mixture is thoroughly moistened.
- Press crumb mixture firmly into a 9” deep dish pie pan, distributing mixture evenly throughout the bottom and sides of the pie pan. Bake for 10 minutes. In another large bowl, combine sugar, egg, corn syrup, vinegar, butter, vanilla extract, tahini, and salt. Mix until smooth. Gently stir in dried cranberries and roasted pecans. Pour the filling mixture into the prepared crust, spreading evenly.
- Bake the tart about 30-35 minutes at 350°F. Filling will become golden.
- Cool before serving.
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TAGS: DESSERT, FOR KIDS, HOLIDAY, THANKSGIVING
Quinoa Cilantro Taco SaladJanuary 2, 2019
Quinoa Cilantro Taco Salad
Gluten-Free Quinoa Cilantro Taco Salad
- 1 cup Crunchmaster® Roasted Garlic Multi-Seed Crackers, crushed
- 2 tbsp Olive oil
- 1 tsp Apple cider vinegar
- 1 tsp Cumin
- ½ tsp Chili powder
- ¼ tsp Sea salt
- 2 tbsp Poppy seeds
- 1/3 cup Sunflower seed
- 1 cup Quinoa, cooked
- 4 cups Mixed salad greens
- 5 Fresh chives
- ½ cup Cabbage, shredded
- 6 Cherry tomatoes
- 1 Medium red onion, sliced
- ½ cup Fresh cilantro, finely chopped
- 2 tbsp Fresh parsley, finely chopped
- 1 Medium carrot, cut into matchsticks
- 1 Ripe avocado, peeled, pitted and sliced
- 1 Papaya, cut into 1/4-inch slices
- 1 cup Shredded mozzarella cheese
- Combine olive oil, apple cider vinegar, cumin, chili powder, sea salt, poppy seeds and quinoa in a large mixing bowl; gently toss to combine.
- In a large serving bowl, add mixed salad greens; top with quinoa mixture. Add crushed Crunchmaster® Crackers and remaining ingredients; mix well.
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TAGS: DINNER, FOR KIDS, LUNCH, VEGETARIAN
Mini QuichesNovember 7, 2018
Gluten-Free Mini Quiches
Makes 24 mini quiches
- 1 ¼ cups finely crushed Crunchmaster® Rosemary & Olive Oil Multi-Seed Crackers
- Gluten-free non-stick cooking spray
- ½ tsp. salt
- ½ tsp. black pepper
- ¼ tsp. grated fresh nutmeg
- 6 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
- 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 1 cup milk
- Oils & Vinegars
- 2 tbsp. olive oil
- 1 cup finely chopped onion
- 1 – 10 ounce package frozen spinach, thawed
- 1 roasted red pepper, cut into 48 small slivers
- 2 large eggs
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a min muffin pan (24 tins) with non-stick cooking spray.
- Combine the cracker crumbs and melted butter. Divide crumb mixture among the prepared mini muffin cups and press down firmly. Bake for 7 – 8 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside.
- In a large skillet over medium heat, heat the oil and add the chopped onion. Cook the onions until very soft and starting to brown, about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Squeeze all the liquid out of the spinach, add to the onions along with the salt, pepper and nutmeg and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds. Divide the mixture evenly on the cracker crumbs. Divide the shredded cheese on top of the spinach mixture.
- Whisk the eggs and milk together and spoon into the muffin cups; do not fill all the way. Top with the roasted red pepper slivers and bake until set and browned, about 20 minutes.
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Sweet Sauces – Caramel Sauce, Raspberry Sauce and Chocolate GanacheJune 11, 2018
Sweet Sauces – Caramel Sauce, Raspberry Sauce and Chocolate Ganache
This delicious and versatile gluten-free sauces should be a staple in your kitchen!
From Chef Oonagh Williams of Gluten-Free Cooking with Oonagh
Gluten-Free Caramel Sauce
I have only seen a few brands of caramel sauce actually labeled gluten-free, but with far more ingredients than this recipe. Too many ice cream/sweet sauces are based on corn syrup and flavorings.
Summertime, parties, BBQ’s – what’s easier than your favorite brownie, pound cake, sliced with selection of sauces and ice cream or just ice cream sundaes. Everyone loves that!
- 3/4 c sugar (6 oz, 180g)
- 1/4 c (2 fl oz, 60 ml) water
- 1 c heavy cream
- 2 tbsp (30 ml. 1 oz) butter
- 1 tsp (5 ml) gluten-free vanilla extract
- pinch of salt
1. Put sugar in 8″ skillet with water, cover and bring to slow boil while sugar melts. Swirl pan to dissolve all sugar or sugar crystals will form.
2. Once sugar is totally dissolved, remove lid and boil syrup swirling pan as syrup changes color. You want a nice golden brown color, not dark brown. It only takes a few minutes so don’t walk away. The syrup browns at different rates so swirling pan gently mixes it all together. If pan starts smoking, it’s overcooked. Undercooked is tasteless.
3. Add cream and stand back as caramel will spatter, boil up and solidify in places. Stir to dissolve caramel. Add butter, vanilla and salt and stir all together.
4. Sauce will thicken as it cools.
Dairy-free Option: Make with Asian style coconut milk and add coconut butter.
For Adults: To sauce add 1/4 c toasted chopped pecans and 1-2 tbsp rum or other alcohol. Serve with grilled pineapple rings or grilled halved peaches and ice cream, match made in Heaven.
Warning: Don’t make caramel sauce with kids or animals underfoot, sugar burns are really dangerous, plus if you’re distracted, sugar over cooks rapidly and burns, so you have to throw it out.
Gluten-Free Raspberry/Berry Sauce
- 1 x 12 oz – 16 oz (375 – 500g) bag of frozen raspberries or bag of frozen mixed berries
- ½ c (4 oz 125 g) ordinary sugar
- 1/2 c (120 ml, 4 fl oz) water
- ½ c (120 ml, 4 fl oz) Seedless raspberry jam or jelly for extra oomph of flavor
- Raspberry liqueur, Amaretto, brandy, rum for adults.
- Choose different jams and alcohols that match the fruit
1. Melt sugar and water together, add raspberries (or other fruit), and simmer for just a few minutes. Stir in raspberry jam until it melts. Depending on ripeness of raspberries and your personal taste you might want to add more sugar.
I like to buy baskets of fresh raspberries in season and freeze them. Somehow they don’t break up nearly as much as bought frozen raspberries when they are simmered in sugar and water.
You can sieve the sauce and make it a ‘couli,’ so there are no seeds.
Gluten-Free Chocolate Ganache
Melt together 1 pint (2 cups) heavy cream and 11 oz bag of Tollhouse semi-sweet chocolate or with Sodelicious vanilla or hazelnut creamer mixed with gluten-free chocolate. I use an immersion blender to make sauce totally smooth. Thicken as it cools, very runny when hot. Add some sugar if too ‘dark’ for kids.
This can also be used as a dipping sauce for fruit.
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