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In Topic: gluten-free Chocolate Cake In Everyday Food Magazine

12 April 2007 - 06:54 PM

OK, here it is.

Source: Everyday Food magazine, April 2007


16 tablespoons (2 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into pieces, plus more for pan and parchment paper
unsweetened cocoa powder for pan
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
3 tablespoons orange flavoured liqueur, such as Grand Marnier
6 large eggs, separated, at room temperature
4 tablespoons granulated sugar
confectioners sugar, for dusting

1. Preheat oven to 300. Butter the bottom and sides of a 9 inch springform pan. Line bottom with a round of parchment paper; butter parchment. Dust paper and sides of pan with cocoa powder, tapping out excess.
2. In a heatproof bowl, set over (not in) a pan of simmering water, melt chocolate and butter, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Stir in liqueur. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer on high speed, beat egg yolks with 2 tablespoons granulated sugar until pale and doubled in volume, about 6 minutes. Stir in chocolate mixture.
3. In another bowl, with mixer on high speed, beat egg whites until soft peaks form; gradually add remaining granulated sugar until medium-stiff peaks form. Whisk half the whites into chocolate mixture, then gently fold in remaining half.
4. Pour batter into prepared pan; bake until cake pulls away from sides of pan and centre is just set, 45-50 min. On a wrie rack cool completely in pan. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 4 hours our up to overnight. To serve, run a metal spatula around edge of pan, and unmold cake; dust with confectioners sugar.

I modified mine by using raspberry liqueur and serving with fresh raspberries on top. YUMMY!

In Topic: gluten-free Chocolate Cake In Everyday Food Magazine

07 April 2007 - 06:41 PM

Yes, I made the cake! It is TO DIE FOR! It is sooooo chocolately and delicious. It's so nice to have a few yummy desserts you can count on :D

In Topic: How Will I Manage A Wedding ?

31 October 2006 - 12:31 PM

Thanks for the tips. To make matters worse I will be in a foreign country ( Eng ) and don't even know what snack bars will be suitable. With Customs at airports so strict now I don't think I can carry that much food with me ( for 4 weeks ???) so its going to be areal challenge. Its next year - but am already starting to be scared.

How can I cope for 4 weeks w/out homecooked meals ????

From what I understand, England is a lot more gluten-free saavy than North America, as there is a higher incidence of celiac disease in the UK. If the meal is being catered at a hotel or restaraunt, I'd definitely talk to your friend and ask if a gluten-free meal can be arranged. If the food is being brought onto location by a caterer, your chances are slim. Eat before you go and try to take your own plate if you have somewhere to cook it in advance. I'm sure you could visit a celiac disease website from the UK to get a list of gluten-free foods available there. Good luck!!

In Topic: Nausea After/during Endoscopy?

31 October 2006 - 12:22 PM

I'd ask them for a narcotic as well. My first scope was a breeze, I had midazolam (Versed), Fentanyl (a narcotic) and the hurricane spray. The second one was done by a different doctor and all I got was the midazolam and it was not the best experience. As to whether or not you will get nausea, everyone is different. I have no problems with anesthetic, I feel totally fine when I wake up. Some people experience a lot of nausea and or vomiting. Best of luck to you tomorrow! Just tell them your concerns and what you want!

In Topic: My Seven Year Old Hates His Diet

29 October 2006 - 06:04 PM

I agree that the family has to be pretty much gluten-free at home. You say the family "hates it", well, imagine for a minute that you are the one committed to a life sentence with it. At least you get to eat whatever you want when you are work, when he is at school, when you go out for dinner alone or when you are out with friends. I am the adult in the house with celiac disease and 2 normally eating kids. My kids eat whatever they want for breakfast and lunch (they take lunch to school). However, dinner is strictly gluten-free. I refuse to cook 2 meals and given that my choices are so limited, I figure they can suck it up for one meal a day. I have a ton of gluten-free entrees that I make. Anything involving pasta I use gluten-free pasta and they eat it too (they actually like it better than regular pasta now). I only make gluten-free pancakes for everyone. I find pancakes are one of the better substitutes. Just don't keep temptations like regular Oreos in the house. I have had to give them up and I keep telling myself they aren't good for me anyway. As your son matures and takes more control over his own diet you will probably be able to bring these things back into your lifestyle, but for now, he is not showing self-control and as the adults I think you need to take charge and show him a positive attitude. Even at the age of 37 it really bugs me when my mom turns her nose up when I offer her something gluten-free and says "I'm not going to eat that because I don't have to". I hope the group you called will be able to give you some good advice and support for your son. Best of luck to you.

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