Mother’s Day Pie

Mixed Berry Gluten and Sugar Free Pie!

For Mother’s Day I made this mixed berry (blueberry, raspberry and blackberry) pie with a gluten free crust (almond flour, buckwheat flour and coconut flour) and no sugar.  I used xylitol a natural sugar substitute and gelatin to thicken so it wouldn’t be too runny, which usually happens to my pies no matter what thickener I try.  So I thought why not try gelatin.  🙂

Below is the pie just before I put it in the oven.  I baked it at 425 degrees F, for about 30 minutes.  I checked on it often.  

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The two pictures to your left and right are of the pie when it was finished  baking.  I was going to take pictures of the slices, but we dug in and I forgot all about pictures.  I did serve it with cool whip and coffee.  No ice cream for us. 🙂            

If you made a desert for Mother’s Day please share!  I would love to read what food traditions or just foods you decided to try for a special day like Mother’s Day. 🙂

Heidi, The Marigold School of Early Learning                                             

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Gluten and Diary Free Chocolate Cake

Heidi's School Pics 005                                                                                                                                            I made this gluten and diary free chocolate cake with a chocolate chip butter cream filling and a marshmallow topping with chocolate covered coconut.  I put on some yellow flowers, which are not up to my standard.  For some reason the frosting was not turning out for me that day.  😦

I liked the filling, but next time I need to make sure the sugar in the topping completely dissolves because sugar granules are not fun to chew on.

Does anyone else have good gluten, diary and potato free cake recipes they would like to share.  I would love to try more recipes!

Heidi