Categotry Archives: Gluten-Free Cakes, Pies & Tarts

Gluten-Free Cherry Frangipane Tart

  It’s really all my mother’s fault. About eighteen months ago she called to tell me about a dessert that friends had brought to her house for a dinner party. She raved about the flavor, the texture and the beautiful color. What was all the fuss about? A cherry frangipane tart. She was practically swooning. And then the punch line: maybe you could make one? Well, I found out that there are a lot of interpretations of frangipane in the […]

Gluten-Free Nostalgia for the Holidays- Ice Box Cake

  It all started when my friend Betsy told me she was making a chocolate icebox cake using Nabisco Famous Chocolate Wafers over the Thanksgiving holiday. After years of eating gluten-free, I realized I hadn’t made (or eaten) this iconic dessert from my childhood in more than a decade. It was time. Time for a little gluten-free nostalgia. I decided to make the cake the way I remembered it – a long log shape that is sliced on the diagonal; […]

Gluten-Free Clafoutis and A Belated Happy Birthday Julia!

Ok, so I’m a little late. I didn’t forget. I’ve just been caught up in the frenzy that accompanies the shopping and packing of getting two kids off to college. Colleges that are hundreds of miles from home and involve airplane travel and concern about pilot strikes and hurricanes. But there is one thing I won’t have to worry about. Remember last August when I drove Alex (my oldest son) to LaGuardia Airport in New York City and my sunroof […]

Fresh Berry Tart with Gluten-Free Tart Shell

I think of my mother whenever I make a fruit tart. She made fresh berry versions in the summer in a large metal French tart pan that had a removable bottom. When she brought them to the table there would always be a chorus of oohs and aaahhs. And now, I wanted to make my mother’s beautiful red, white and blue fresh berry tart for a 4th of July celebration. Berry tarts are best if you can make them during […]