Saturday, February 26, 2011

Gluten-Free Dessert: Meringues Chantilly

Recipe.

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.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

i can vouch for how absolutely DELISH these were (and i am not the gluten-free gal)!! can't wait to see what our next dinner party brings!! xoxoxoxoxo

farrah said...

i can vouch for how absolutely DELISH these were (and i'm not the gluten-free gal)!! can't wait to see what our next dinner party brings!! xoxoxoxoxoxo

Brittany - Try It On Me said...

Yum! I'm trying the gluten-free diet currently, and it's always great to stumble upon some sweet that I can actually eat!

Jade said...

Thanks again for your thoughtfulness in sticking to my diet! These were delicious...the best gluten free dessert I've had, and trust me, I've tried A LOT!