Before I met her, one of my friends was diagnosed with Celiac disease, which means she cannot eat anything with gluten (wheat, soy sauce, bread, etc.). Luckily, with the ability to share experiences and recipes over the Internet, there are many gluten-free recipes to be found.
My challenge with gluten-free baking though, is that most of it requires a mix of different kinds of flour (potato flour, arrowroot flour, rice flour, xanthan gum, etc.). Except for when I bake something for my friend, I will not usually use these multitudes of different flours and am reluctant to buy them only to have them sit in my pantry for long periods of time. So when I saw this simple David Lebovitz recipe for chocolate financiers on the Gluten-Free Girl’s blog, I couldn’t resist giving it a try.
This has become one of my go-to “let’s impress people” dishes because they’re so tiny and yet pack in so much chocolate and almond flavour. People love these things; it’s just a bonus that they’re gluten-free too. Continue reading