I needed a special gluten-free dessert to take to a party recently but also wanted something fairly easy because I didn't have much time to prepare said special dessert - as usual.
Just back from a trip to Ireland I found a recipe for Irish Cream Cheesecake in one of my favorite little Irish cookbooks, Irish Pub Cooking. The original recipe's cookie crumb crust was easily converted to a gluten-free crust with one simple substitution.
The recipe does call for Bailey's Irish Cream Liquor and according to our Guide to Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity, Bailey's may not be suitable for people with gluten intolerance. To find out more about this issue, (and substitutes for Baileys Irish Cream) I recommend you read "Is Baileys Irish Cream Gluten-Free?"
Beyond that, this no-bake super rich gluten-free / egg free chocolate cheesecake is an absolutely decadent dessert that can be made ahead of time. My friends loved this recipe but it is so rich that I recommend cutting the cheesecake in extra small wedges and serving with a few berries.
Gluten-Free No-Bake Irish Cream Cheesecake Recipe
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Plentiful, economical, lots of delicious varieties to choose from, comforting and familiar, so quintessentially Irish is the humble potato. Try a new potato recipe this St. Patrick's Day.
Our collection of gluten-free Mardi Gras recipes is inspired by the legendary cuisine of New Orleans. If you love Creole and Cajun cuisine like I do, I think you'll find some Mardi Gras-worthy gluten-free recipes in this line-up. Let the good times roll!
Gluten-Free New Orleans-Inspired Recipes to Celebrate Mardi Gras
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A bowl of gumbo is as rich, steeped in mystery and complex as New Orleans. My family loves gumbo and learning how to make it is a true culinary experience.
A "roux" is the heart and soul of gumbo. A roux is simply a mixture of cooked fat and flour - in our case, a gluten-free flour. The secret to cooking a roux is heating and stirring this mixture until it's a deep, dark caramel-color - almost the color of an old penny, some Louisiana cooks would say.
This recipe for Gluten-Free Chicken Gumbo is made using easy-to-find, economical ingredients but you can substitute chicken with shrimp, oysters, crab meat, lobster, crawfish, roasted pork, duck, goose or even pheasant for a completely different taste. That's one of the great things about making gumbo!
The colors, aromas and flavors of homemade gumbo are like a visit to New Orleans -- definitely worth the while. And what better time of year than Mardi Gras to learn how to make gumbo?!
Gluten-Free Chicken Gumbo Recipe
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