I recently had a dinner party where one of my guests follows a gluten-free diet. Making a gluten-free dinner wasn't a difficult task, but I wanted my friend to be able to enjoy a delicious dessert too. I know there are a million mixes and recipes out there that substitute items to make them Celiac-friendly...but I didn't have time to recipe test to make sure the quality was just right. So I went with something that is inherently gluten-free - Meringues.
Meringues are egg whites, sugar, vanilla, and a tiny bit of cream of tartar, whipped to hard peaks. You then pipe them to the desired shape and size and dehydrate them in an oven over many hours.
The result is a deliciously flaky cookie that is a base for many other desserts...my favorite being Meringues Chantilly. All you need to add to your meringues is a little raspberry sauce, whipped cream, and fresh berries.
Voila! A gorgeous, fancy, delicious, and gluten-free dessert that is sure to please.