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Recipes

Here’s How to Make Coconut Macaroons Dipped in Chocolate

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By breaking all the baking laws in the world and adding egg yolks to your macaroon recipe, you get perfectly gooey, sticky and utterly delicious macaroons to die for. Once you try this recipe you will never go back to the yolk-free versions. This recipe only uses 5 ingredients and takes minimum effort in the kitchen, so there really is no excuse to not whip up these dreamy, gluten-free wonders as soon as possible.

 

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Vanilla and Coconut Macaroons

 

Ingredients

  • 250 grams of unsweetened coconut flour
  • 250 grams of sugar
  • 3 whole eggs
  • 1 vanilla pod
  • 150 grams of dark chocolate

 

Directions

1. Split the vanilla pod, scrape out the seeds and mix them with some of the sugar using the blade of a knife.

2. Mix the coconut flour, the sugar, the whole eggs and the vanilla sugar in a bowl. You might have to use your hands.

3. Cover the bowl with cling-film, and leave to rest for 15 minutes.

4. Wet your hands slighty, and use them to shape the macaroons on a baking tray. Shape them however you want – but make sure you get lots of surface area, for maximum chewiness. You should get around 16 macaroons.

5. Bake the macaroons in the middle of the oven for about 20 minutes at 175 degrees celsius. Or until nice and golden.

6. Leave to cool completely, before dipping the bottom in melted dark chocolate.

7. Again – cool until the chocolate has hardened and enjoy!

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Hit-Or-Miss

Apparently, the World’s Largest Pizza is Gluten-Free

What does 5,000 batches of dough baked over a 48-hour period get you? A place in the record books. Leave it to the Italians to reclaim their heritage by baking up the world’s largest pizza pie.

The pie, magically and masterfully constructed by five Italians chefs, contained 19,800 pounds of flour, 10,000 pounds of tomato sauce, 8,800 pounds of mozzarella cheese, 1,488 pounds of margarine, 551 pounds of rock salt, 220 pounds of lettuce and 55 pounds of vinegar. And if those numbers don’t send your mind for a spin, the pizza weighed in at 51,257 pounds. And, to top it off, this epic wonder of the dinner world is gluten-free. So you and your 50,000 other friends can eat it guilt free.

This blew the previous largest pizza pie record out of the oven, as the predecessor measured 122 feet in diameter and hailed from South Africa. Oh, and that was made with gluten, so 1990’s.

The best part, the chefs named their pizza Ottavia, because apparently, it’s ok to play with your food in Europe. They named the pizza Ottavia as an homage to Rome’s first emperor Octavian Augustus, whose love for pizza is history’s best kept secret.

via HuffingtonPost

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Restaurants

Chuck E. Cheese Testing Gluten Free Pizza & Cupcakes

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We might be seeing gluten-free trend here folks.

Recently Domino’s became the first national pizza chain to launch a gluten-free crust, and on the cusp of their announcement, children party house Chuck E. Cheese’s has also announced that it will be testing both gluten-free pizza and cupcake products at six of their Minnesota locations.

To avoid cross-contamination and exposure to gluten ingredients, the pizzas will be manufactured by a gluten-free facility, frozen and then sent to the stores. Both the pizzas and cupcakes will remain in sealed packages until the items are literally at the table. Unlike the Domino’s pizza, those with Celiac Disease may partake in the Chuck E. Cheese pizza because of the safety precautions. The only drawback is, you’ll seemingly be paying full price for a frozen pizza.

What do you guys think? Would you sacrifice fresh-made pizza for a gluten-free alternative? Does Chuck need to find a way to make fresh gluten-free pizzas?

(THX NRN)

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Fast Food

Domino’s Pizza Becomes First National Pizza Chain to Offer Gluten Free Crust

Starting today, May 7th, 2012, Domino’s Pizza will be launching a Gluten Free Crust available in all of its nearly 5,000 U.S. stores. This move will mark Domino’s as the first national pizza delivery chain to offer such a product.

Domino’s new Gluten Free Crust opens up the brand’s pizza offerings to consumers who previously could not enjoy their pizza due to a sensitivity to gluten — a protein found in wheat, rye and barley.

Domino’s consulted with the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) to ensure that their gluten free crust was up to standard. Domino’s Pizza president and CEO Patrick Doyle cites the NFCA as “instrumental to our learning more about how to take this step.”

While Domino’s new Gluten Free Crust is appropriate for those with mild gluten sensitivity, Domino’s and the NFCA do not recommend it for those with celiac disease. While the crust is certified as gluten free, current Domino’s store operations cannot guarantee that each handcrafted pizza will be completely free from gluten.

Here’s a video message from Domino’s on the Gluten Free step they’re taking:

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Sweets

Presenting: Love Cookies

 

Mary’s Gone Crackers Inc. has announced their new cookie brand Love Cookies. These chocolate cookies are made with dark chocolate chips. The cookies are also gluten and GMO free, organic and vegan. An excellent snack for all you those out there looking to lose some weight for the new year. But then, why would you be on Foodbeast if that were the case?

Each box comes with 12 cookies.

[via: Candy and Snack Today]

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Cravings Sweets

Craving: Chocolate Twirl Cookies (Gluten Free)

These chocolate twirl cookies look bomb! I would never have expected them to be gluten free, check out how to make them and other vegan inspired dishes at manifestvegan.com!