Gluten Free Restaurant Desserts

If you have Celiac Disease, gluten intolerance, or even gluten sensitivity then, eating desserts outside of your house can be a bit difficult. Well now, it is not as hard as it used to be because so many chain restaurants now have gluten free dessert options.

GLUTEN FREE CHAIN RESTAURANTS

Houlihan’s has three homemade, ice cream flavors. They are caramel macchiato, chick-o-stick, and raspberry. Plus, their crème brûlée has a rich vanilla bean custard that has caramelized sugar all over the top.

Outback‘s dessert is called Chocolate Thunder From Down Under. It is an extra generous pecan brownie that is crowned with rich vanilla ice cream and drizzled with their classic warm chocolate sauce. To finish it off, they add chocolate shavings and whipped cream. This is simply a chocolate lover’s dream.

Pizza Fusion has a fresh, delicious homemade brownie. That is not only gluten free, but is vegan as well.

Chili’s has a stupendously sweet ending with their chocolate milkshake. A great choice on a hot summer day.

Photo Courtesy of Simon James Kent

Bertucci’sdessert is called Chocolate Budino. It is a rich, creamy, and bittersweet chocolate mousse that is topped off with a generous helping of whipped cream.

Lastly, Carrabba’s dessert is called John Dole. It is Blue Bell vanilla ice cream with caramel sauce and roasted cinnamon, rum pecans.

A NIGHT OUT

So,don’t be afraid to have an evening out! Enjoy the sweet treats of your choosing anytime!

The Best Things in Life Are…Chocolate!

Show of hands: Who here likes Brownies? That many, huh?
Okay. Who likes the Brownies with all the extra goodies in them, like coconut and nuts and with gooey frosting on top?

And who likes to pay those huge bakery prices for a pan of special ‘gourmet’ brownies? Mm-hm, I thought not.

A friend sent me a recipe for an ‘upside down German Chocolate Cake’. It was okay. But I like brownies better, and I didn’t care for the pecans she used. I made some changes, adjustments and this is the result.

Let’s make us some Inside Out Brownies!

You’ll need a 9X13 cake pan. I like to use disposable aluminum pans, basically because I hate cleaning them afterwards. Spray well with Pam or other baking spray and set aside.

Pre-heat the oven to 350 ° F

Prepare a brownie mix according to the package direction. Pour into the prepared pan and set aside.
In a microwave safe dish, place

  • 8 ounces of cream cheese
  • one stick of butter or margarine

Microwave for 30 seconds. Stir. Microwave another 30 seconds. Stir. When well blended, mix in

    • One pound powdered sugar
    • 8 ounces shredded sweetened coconut

  • one cup [or more] of chopped, salted, roasted cashews

Drop by spoonfuls onto the top of the brownie mix. Don’t stir it in, just arrange dollops all over the top.

Bake for about 40 minutes, or until done. I test for doneness when the sides start to pull away, and when the top is on the verge of cracking.

As much as you will be tempted, please let it cool fully, to room temperature, before turning it out or cutting a slice. The filling can be downright dangerous right out of the oven.

Turn out on a rack, cut into chunks, and be prepared to beat the diners away from it, because you’ll want to take it home with you. Or better yet, make two: one for home and one to take to the party.

Winner of the Cookies and Sprite Combo Giveaway

Thank you all for participating to our Fairytale Brownies giveaway! As always, it’s been fun reading your answers!

But let’s waste no time! The winner of this giveaway is comment no:

65

… Congratulations, Robert! Hope you enjoy your prize! Please respond to our e-mail within 2 days or other name will be chosen.

I want to thank FAIRYTALE BROWNIES for their generosity! Your delicious Brownies and cookies make the perfect gift!

Cookies and Sprite Combo Giveaway – NOW CLOSED

Our favorite sponsor, Fairytale Brownies, is back! They have generously offered a box of their yummy Cookies and Sprite Combo to one of our readers. The box contains: 6 cookies (in “Double Chocolate” and “Caramel Peacan” flavors) and 12 Fairytale Sprites in delicious flavors like “Mint Chocolate”, “Raspberry Swirl” and “Toffee Crunch”!

Last year, we had the priviledge of interviewing Mrs. Eileen Spitalny, the co-founder of Fairytale Brownies. You can read it here.

For those of you who can’t wait or would like to purchase this gift for someone else, please visit brownies.com.

This giveaway is open to US residents only.

How to enter (required): Visit brownies.com and then come back and leave a comment telling us the name of your favorite product.

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The giveaway ends on Nov. 5, 2010 at 10 pm, Pacific Standard Time. Fairytale Brownies will ship the prize.

*Please make sure you leave a comment for each additional entry so you get credited.
*Also, please make sure you typed in the correct email address.
*The winner will be announced via e-mail and has 2 days to get back to us or other name will be chosen.
*Incomplete entries will be disqualified and deleted.

Thank you Fairytale Brownies!!:) Good luck, brownie lovers!:)

Rocky Road Brownies

Brownies are my favorite go-to last minute dessert. They’re easy, everyone likes them, and they are delicious. It’s hard to improve on the original warm, chewy goodness of a classic chocolate brownie, but this rocky road version can definitely compete. Marshmallows and chocolate chips are added to create a sinful treat. Serve them warm with vanilla ice cream and these rocky road brownies will become your go-to dessert favorite.

Ingredients

1 1/2 sticks butter. softened
1 1/2 cup sugar
4 eggs
1 cup flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups mini marshmallows
1 cup chocolate chips

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350F.

2. Combine butter and sugar, then beat in the eggs.

3. In a separate bowl, mix flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt and slowly add to the butter mixture.

4. Fold in marshmallows and chocolate chips.

5. Spread in a 13×9 baking dish and bake for 35 – 40 minutes, or until the center is set.

6. Let cool before cutting into bars.

Winner of the Hot Blondies Bakery Giveaway

Hello, everyone! It’s time to choose the winner of the Hot Blondies Bakery Giveaway.

But before we do that, I’d like to thank our sponsors @ Hot Blondies Bakery, for their generosity. I’d also like to thank all our readers who took the time to submit their entries. I wish I had a prize for each of you. :(

And the winner is entry no:

60 !!

Congratulations, Nadine L.!! You’ll receive an e-mail from us shortly and have two days to respond or other name will be chosen.

Hot Blondies Bakery Giveaway – Now CLOSED

About Hot Blondies Bakery:
The idea for the company started while co-founders Lorin Rokoff and Laura Paterson were working together in unsatisfying desk jobs at a New York City museum. Although neither had prior work experience in the baking industry, Rokoff’s natural baking talent, combined with Paterson’s background in brand development inspired them to start Hot Blondies Bakery.

About the Product:
Hot Blondies Bakery offers delicious and unique flavors of Blondies and Brunettes (Brownies), each baked in an individual tin to ensure each treat has the crispier crust and the gooey center. The Blondies include Classic, Butterscotch White Chocolate, Oatmeal Raisin, and Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk. The Brunette flavors offered are Classic, Espresso White Chocolate, S’mores, and Nutella Hazelnut.

In addition, each month there will be new offerings of Blondies and/or Brunettes under the “Flavor of the Month” category, which will coincide with special holidays and/or events.

Hot Blondies Bakery
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Where to purchase:
• Online at HotBlondiesBakery.com
• Bloomingdales (Nationwide), The Bean Coffee & Tea (New York City), Murray’s Bagels (New York City), Leo’s Bagels (New York City), Zeytuna (New YorkCity), Garden of Eden (New York City and Brooklyn), Kitchen Kabaret (Roslynand Bay Shore, NY), Candylicious (Dubai)
• Brooklyn Flea — Sundays from 10am to 5pm, One Hanson Place, Brooklyn(January through June).

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GIVEAWAY

Hot Blondies Bakey has generously donated a dozen mixed blondies/brunettes to be shipped to a winner anywhere in the continental USA.

This giveaway is open to US residents only.

How to enter (required): Visit  HotBlondiesBakery.com  and then come back and leave a comment telling us your favorite product!

For additional entries (leave a new comment for each additional entry):
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The giveaway ends on Wednesday, May 26th, 2010 at the end of day, Pacific Standard Time. Hot Blondies Bakery will ship the prize.

*Please make sure you leave a comment for each additional entry so you get credited.
*Also, please make sure you typed in the correct email address.
*The winner will be announced via e-mail and has 2 days to get back to us or other name will be chosen.
*Incomplete entries will be disqualified & deleted.

Chocolate Manufacturers – Guide for Chocoholics – Chocolate Inked Sweet Shoppe

We have featured Chocolate Inked Sweet Shoppe in our Chocolate Manufacturers – Guide for Chocoholics.

ciss_trufflesChocolate Inked Sweet Shoppe is located in the historic Village of Metamora, MI. Metamora dates back to the 1800’s and is also known as “horse country.” The building that CISS is located in was built over 150 years ago and has quite a history. It was recently purchased by friends and has been in the process of a complete renovation, the chocolate shoppe is located in the back half of the building. The outside of the building is in the process of being completed now, though when you walk into the shoppe  you will be taken back to years gone by. It gives you a quaint, warm and cozy feeling when you see the signature colors of teal and brown. The fireplace will make you want to sit at one of three tables that remind you of a old fashioned ice cream shoppe. You can enjoy the warmth of the shoppe as you wit with your laptop to access the only shoppe in the village with WiFi or you can relax as you watch a favorite program on the large plasma T.V. 
 
Sharon and Kevin make a variety of handmade chocolates, which include their signature handmade salted caramels, molded caramels, molded chocolates, truffles, specialty chocolates, nutty and krispy barks, dipped nuts, fruits, pretzels, cookies, and so much more. They offer muffins, cookies, brownies, cupcakes, and even Sharon’s signature cake that will truly bring you back. The signature cake can be ordered in any flavor with infused ganache, a chocolate whipped cream, or a fruit filling. Each cake is then drizzled with dark, milk and white chocolates. It is a mouth watering cake that will have you wanting more. “CISS” also does gift baskets for all occasions. One unique product that they have is chocolates that can be printed with photos, logos, and text. These chocolates are not made by Sharon and Kevin, they are made by their supplier in a nut free facility. They do personalized chocolates for all occasions, weddings, graduations, birthdays, funerals, etc. “CISS” also offers Cook’s Farm Dairy Ice Cream. Cook’s is a  working dairy farm and is well known in the Metamora area. You can order ice cream cones, handmade waffle cones and bowls that are dipped in chocolate, great tasting shakes, smoothies, sundaes, parfaits. Coffee, sweet tea, lemonade, canned soda, bottled water are other items that are available. You never know what may be available on any given day, there is always something different.
 
cissChocolate Inked has a website for the personalized chocolates and you can call them with any questions and to place your orders. You can access the website at: www.chocolateinked.com
 
You will be pleasantly surprised when you enter the world of “CISS.”  With a tag line of “Have you been CISS’d today?” first time customers will leave with a special chocolate “CISS” so that they too,  “Have been CISS’d today!”
 
Chocolate Inked Sweet Shoppe
70 E. High St.
Metamora, MI. 48455
810-678-2022
Fax: 810-678-2022