It's no secret that kids love dessert and Christmas is one time that you need to be prepared with some quick and easy gluten free desserts. This time of year I know you're busy, and not only that, if you can save a little time in food prep you can use that time relaxing and having fun with your kids - much more important in my opinion!! :-)
This week I've taken my gluten free chocolate biscuit recipe and used it to make a gluten free tart shell. This dough is simple to make without too many ingredients, tastes 'normal' and you kids will love it. You can fill them with whatever you like, but I just whipped up a pack of Orgran Chocolate Mousse Mix that both of my kids can eat.
In all honesty these took about 15 minutes to make the bases from scratch, and then I just whipped up the mousse in my Thermomix once the tarts had cooled and piped it in. It took 3 minutes to whip the mousse and 5 minutes to pipe it in.
You could make the tart shells a day or two ahead of time and then on the big day whip up the mousse either just before you serve dessert, or a couple of hours ahead and leave in the fridge to sit. The pictures I took were after it had sat for a few hours, and as you can see it still looked good! I recommend that you decorate at the last minute.
I left them in the tart pan right up until I served them to make them easy to work with. Just loosen them before you pop the mousse in so they're easy to remove at the last minute ;-)
If you're really pushed for time, don't even make the tarts. Plonk the mousse in some nice little bowls and decorate simply. See my pictures at the base of the recipe!
Gluten free, wheat free, dairy free, soy free, nut free, egg free
½ cup (45g) desiccated coconut
½ cup (70g) sorghum flour
½ cup (60g) arrowroot starch
¼ cup (30g) cacao powder
1 tspxanthan gum (orguar gum)
⅔ cup (100g) rapadura sugar (or sweetener of choice)
pinch of salt
40gcoconut oil, solid (place in freezer for 10 minutes if not solid)
3 tbsps (60mls) cold water
1 box Orgran Chocolate Mousse Mix - for filling tarts
250ml cold water
Don't even have time to make the chocolate tart shells? Just whip up this mousse and pipe or spoon into some nice bowls. I decorated mine with a chocolate Christmas tree and one as a reindeer using Biona Pomegranate Hearts as the nose, some dairy free choc chips as the eyes and some Eskal Gluten Free Pretzels as the antlers. The mouth was just a chocolate off cut from making the chocolate stars and Christmas tree.
Recipe From happytummies.com.au - Copyright 2016 Happy Tummies
TIP: To make the chocolate shapes, melt your chocolate and spread it out on a flat tray on baking paper. Pop into the fridge until it is almost set and them use cookie cutters to cut the shapes out.
Enjoy! Lisa x
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