No one in my immediate family is gluten- or dairy-free, so you may think it’s silly for me to be writing about these recipes. But I do have my reasons.
- I did get past that and I still am not gluten-free, nor do I have any symptoms of celiac disease. I understand that some people really do have allergies and I want to be supportive.
- I’ve found that entertaining gluten-free friends really isn’t that difficult. We usually grill something and make a salad. But dessert? I struggled a bit. I’ve been offered tastes of things that “taste just like the real thing” but I found them wanting.
- I decided to try out some recipes myself so I would be able to offer a good dessert to my gluten-free friends.
These are the results.
We even make these when we aren’t having gluten-free friends over, so these really do taste like the “real” thing!
This is one of my favorites. When we made this to take photos we forgot to set the timer when we put it in the oven. We didn’t discover that until well into the baking time. We watched it and took it out when we thought it looked like the recipe description of being done. And it was great! Almost foolproof.
This is the first gluten-free recipe we used. If you use dairy-free chocolate chips (found in the health foods section) it can also be dairy-free. These are heavenly right out of the oven and cooled slightly.
I made a note on this recipe that we usually make them smaller than the recipe calls for. That is because they are sooooo rich. One small one will usually satisfy the biggest sweet tooth.
I hope you will enjoy trying these recipes. I would love to have you let me know how you liked them.
Phyllis is an ordinary woman serving an extraordinary God. She has been the joyful wife of her best friend Daniel for 31 years and became a stay at home mom 27 years ago after retiring from a management position. She homeschooled their three children for 19 years and is now enjoying the fruits of her labors. She has published several books, including her favorite, Purposeful Planning. Visit her on her website at Write the Vision.
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