Earthy oats pair with sweet raisins and a potent rum glaze in this gluten-free donut. Ingredients such as the tapioca starch and xantham gum can be purchased at your local Whole Foods Market or natural foods store. Todd Coleman
Whether you suffer from a gluten allergy or have given up the stuff for health reasons, rest assured that you can still enjoy delicious, show-stopping dessert recipes. And the sweets-loving world agrees: our best naturally gluten-free desserts run the gamut from a Filipino fruit salad to Iranian rice cookies and the hallmark of French desserts: the macaron. In some cases, cutting gluten makes your dessert taste even better—take, for example, our flourless peanut butter cookies, which skip flour to accentuate their pure peanut butter flavor and chewy texture. They can also be easier and more time-efficient, as is the case with many of our no-bake recipes. Happy gluten-free baking!
Use this bittersweet caramel brittle as a topping to kick up store-bought pumpkin pie—substitute dried coconut flakes and chopped macadamia nuts to pair with a Key lime pie, or dried lavender and slivered almonds for a chocolate cream pie. It also makes a great gift: a fall party favor, wrapped in cellophane and handed off as your guests make their exit. Get the recipe for Peptia-Sage Brittle »
Sea Salt Ice Cream
If you’re tired of wintery cakes and cookies by March, it might be time to break out the ice cream.
While cookies made from almond flour and egg whites have been around since at least the 16th century, the concept of filling them and sandwiching them together to create what we know as a macaron is a 20th century invention, popularized by the Parisian pastry shop Ladurée. Typically the shells are colored to reflect the flavor of the filling, which can be anything from buttercream to ganache to jam. You can eat the filled cookies right away, but they’re best after a day or two, as the shells will soften slightly and absorb the flavor of the filling, yielding a tender, pillowy cookie. Get the recipe for Macarons »
Ricotta and Coffee Mousse
Elegant and easy to prepare, a classic mousse flavored with espresso and topped with a dusting of chocolate is a great way to end a romantic meal.
Earthy oats pair with sweet raisins and a potent rum glaze in this gluten-free donut. Ingredients such as the tapioca starch and xantham gum can be purchased at your local Whole Foods Market or natural foods store.
Created in 1951 at the legendary Brennan’s restaurant in New Orleans to honor Richard Foster, a friend of the restaurant and local businessman, this boozy, buttery concoction of caramelized bananas flambeed in rum sauce has since become a dining-out classic. Get the recipe for Bananas Foster »
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