Help! I need gluten AND nut free dessert suggestions.

I know about Lebovitz's idiot chocolate cake, which meets this criteria but I have made it for this particular couple before and would like to take them something new.

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skenny89 October 19, 2014
meringues with chocolate chips or m&ms are simple and both gluten and nut free
 
Shuna L. October 18, 2014
Coconut Financière with dessicated coconut and GF flour mix.
Chocolate Pudding with cognac chantilly.
Halo - Halo.
Tapioca pudding.
Ambrosia.
European cheesecake - with quark or labne or ricotta.
Chestnut - Buckwheat Oat flour Crêpes with rosemary-caramel sautéed pears & chestnuts.
Vanilla poached Quince panna cotta.
I could go on - let me know how many ideas you need ;[]
 
CarlaCooks October 18, 2014
Oh, coconut macaroons sound good! Glad they went over well. If you host these friends again, you could make a chocolate mousse cake. Just make a large batch of chocolate mousse. Put half of it in a cake pan (I always use spring form) and bake it at 175 C/350 F, uncovered, for 20 minutes. Take it out of the oven and put the remaining mousse on top of the now-baked mousse. Allow it to cool, then put the cake in the freezer. After 2 hours you will have a ridiculously rich, gooey, delicious cake without any flour. You can follow the basic recipe here and use whatever kind of chocolate you like, though I recommend dark chocolate over milk chocolate: https://food52.com/recipes/12528-chili-chocolate-mousse-cake
 
Scheherazade October 16, 2014
Thank you for all the wonderful inspiring suggestions; I made coconut macaroons in the end because that worked for me ingredient and time wise. They were so good that I'm making them again today :-)
 
drbabs October 15, 2014
Arielleclementine blogs about her monthly gluten free dairy free pies that she makes for her sister in law. Check this out:
http://arielleclementine.blogspot.com
 
Posie (. October 14, 2014
Coconut macaroons would be great -- also, I love love love Gena's vegan chocolate pie recipe. People can never guess what is in it and it's easy to make. If you used gluten-free graham crackers and rice or soy milk, it should work for your criteria! http://food52.com/recipes/25316-vegan-chocolate-pie
 
Miachel B. October 14, 2014
Seasonal fruit sorbet is a win! Grape + mint, pear + rosemary, plum + cardamom.
 
EmilySundberg October 14, 2014
How about some amazing gluten free ice cream sandwiches with gluten free cookies and rich Haagen Dazs ice cream, or cheesecake, or a pumpkin pie?
 
sfmiller October 14, 2014
Rice pudding, with or without a fruit compote. Baked apples (without nuts). Bananas Foster (or sliced apples, pears, or plums prepared in a similar way). Poached pears. Many kinds of mousse. Flan, creme brulee, and other egg custards. Puddings thickened with cornstarch, tapioca, or other gluten-free starches. Panna cotta. Most ice creams and sorbets.
 
dinner A. October 14, 2014
Lots of pudding/custard types of desserts come to mind as an nice no-substitution required options: flan, panna cotta, this insanely chocolately pudding (https://food52.com/blog/1909-chocolate-pudding)...

These chocolate cookies (http://orangette.blogspot.com/2006/01/when-disappointment-comes-to-dinner.html) are really good and gluten free by nature (no gluten free flour required). I've made nut-free versions that were good, either leaving out the walnuts, or substituting sunflower seeds or pepitas.
 
K'lee October 14, 2014
Hi! :D
it is hard to find desserts that best fit your personal needs, but this website is great at narrowing down your choices! I would suggest this recipe for gluten and nut free chocolate chip cookie recipe!
I hope this help you!
https://simplygluten-free.com/blog/2014/09/gluten-free-chocolate-chip-cookies-recipe.html
 
rt21 October 14, 2014
Make a pavlova ..,,, topped With seasonal fruit
 
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