This pudding recipe is so simple, and can be made with just a few ingredients. Yet, the result is a decadently rich, dense, chocolate pudding that is reminiscent of the French dessert, Pot de Creme. It will satisfy the most hardened chocoholic. You can vary the flavor by adding peppermint or orange extracts. Just remember that extracts are concentrated. Add in small amounts (drops) until desired flavor is reached. You can also use this recipe to make chocolate pudding pops! Pour chocolate pudding into popsicle molds instead of ramekins. Allow to cool, then freeze overnight.
Along with chicken, beef, and vegetable stocks, boxed soups are a staple in my allergen-free pantry. They are great time savers, and add richness to dairy free chowders, cream sauces, and entrees. For instance, I used a potato leek soup to create this thick, creamy version of the Italian pasta fagioli.
Boxed soups are readily available in your local grocery stores. Imagine and Pacific are two brands that have used in my recipes. When using cream soups, read the ingredients carefully, not all varieties are dairy or gluten free.
My family loves crab cakes. Unfortunately, because of my child's allergies to wheat, eggs, and dairy, we could not serve them at home. Most traditional crab cake recipes use eggs or mayonnaise as a binder, and bread or crackers for fillers.
I developed this recipe because seafood is something my child can eat (thank goodness!), and I wanted us to enjoy this delicacy together. Xanthum gum, brown rice flour, and potato starch replaced eggs to help bind the patties. Orgran gluten-free rice crumbs worked well for the filler. Very little was used in this recipe. I am a firm believer in more crab and less breading. There is also minimal seasoning. I wanted to let the delicate, sweet flavor of the crab meat to come through. A little lemon juice, egg-free tartar sauce, along with a side order of fries, you'll be transported back to a summer day at the shore!
This is a go-to recipe during the winter. It is so easy. The prep time is quick, and requires few ingredients. Slow roasting takes a few hours. However, the result is pork with meat so moist, that it falls off the bone. My family's favorite part is the crackly, crisp skin. When I make this dish, I often roast two pork shoulders. I save the second one for pulled pork sandwiches.
When purchasing a pork picnic shoulder, look for one that still has the skin on. the poor skin, specifically, the fat under the skin that bastes the meat while it cooks and keeps it from drying out.
_Pumpkin bread is a wonderful addition to the holiday table. This allergy-friendly version is delicious and very moist. I like to bake my pumpkin bread in muffin tins rather than a single loaf pan. This shortens the baking time, and the individual portions make serving easier and portable.
_Autumn brings an abundance of crisp juicy apples. And I can't think of anything better than using them to make an old fashioned apple pie. Here is a recipe for a rustic, free-form pie. You don't even need a pie plate! It is wheat, dairy, eggs, peanut and nut free. You can also make it soy free by using Spectrum shortening and Earth Balance soy-free margarine. I use superfine brown rice and sweet rice flours. If you can not find the superfine flours, you can use regular brown rice and sweet rice flours. However, the texture will not be as smooth. I have served this pie to friends and they were shocked to discover that it was allergen-free. This recipe makes enough for 2 pies.
_What's the best part of cake? The frosting of course! I found a recipe for vanilla butter cream frosting in Elizabeth Gordon's Allergy-Free Desserts cookbook, that I absolutely loved! It made the lightest, fluffiest frosting-- alleShoppingrgy-free or not!
_Thanks to Eren, the owner of The Vintage Chica, I was given permission to post pictures from her blog and the recipe to share with you all!
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