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YUMmy Baby Shower Treats. Congratulations, Sea!
Posted By Heather On June 8, 2009 @ 4:13 am In Desserts,Special Occasion | 20 Comments
Today I’m posting a couple recipes perfect for a gluten-free baby shower. When I read that Cheryl at Gluten Free Goodness  was hosting a virtual baby shower  for Sea at Book of Yum , I immediately signed up. What a fun idea to celebrate the impending birth of Baby Yum! Sea and her website have not only been providing hundreds of gluten-free and vegetarian recipes to others trying to live a happy and healthy gluten-free life, but have also inspired and encouraged others to do the same.
So, keeping this in mind, what recipes could I possibly offer her for this special event? She already has such a library of wonderful recipes. And, I have no doubt she will create many new ones suitable for Baby Yum. So I decided to create something new and fun that you might offer at a baby shower.
First, I made Raspberry Divinity Tarts. They aren’t made with the traditional divinity candy, but these are truly divine. The tart shell is a simple meringue to which I added a little almond flavor. I love working with meringue for so many reasons: it’s quick and easy to make, fun to work with, yummy to eat, and naturally gluten-free (vegetarian, soy-free, and dairy-free, too!). With berries being in season, I thought it seemed like the perfect thing to pair with with the meringue. Even better, raspberries sitting in a pool of chocolate ganache on top of clouds of meringue. YUM-y!
2 egg whites
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
1/4 tsp almond extract (optional)
1/2 Cup superfine white sugar
2 oz. semi-sweet chocolate, either chips or cut up into small chunks
1/4 Cup heavy cream
1 pint raspberries
After I made the tarts, I decided to make another batch of meringue and play with it a little. I added some yellow food coloring and tried making rubber duckies. It took several attempts, but I think I managed to create cute little ducks that would be a great addition to a Little Duck Baby Shower .
2 large egg whites (at room temperature)
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
1/4 tsp almond extract
yellow food coloring
1/2 Cup superfine sugar
handful of mini chocolate chips (or other small round candy)
orange candy for beaks (I used Wilton Confetti Jumbo Sprinkles .)
Don’t Miss These Holiday Meringue Cookies, too!
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