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Gluten-Free Melktert | kitchenoperas.com

Gluten-Free Melktert (South African Milk Tart) for My Dad

Dear Dad, Happy Father’s Day! Thanks for always being an amazing, loving, empathetic, and supportive Dad. Even though we have the same birthday, thanks for always giving up your birthday, so I could blow out the candles. Thanks for always taking me on the best roller-coasters, and the even-better rides at the zoo! Thanks for […]

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Gluten-Free Lemon Madeleines | kitchenoperas.com

Gluten-Free Lemon Madeleines

One of my favourite desserts from my gluten-eating-days-of-yore was a madeleine, the perfect little French cake. The French author, Marcel Proust, waxed poetic about his madeleines and how they evoked involuntary memories, but I just love how they taste.  And they’re best when they’re light and fluffy, and you can dip them into a cup […]

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No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies | kitchenoperas.com

No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

Sometimes you just need chocolate, but you don’t have any in the house. Well these no-bake cookies are ready in less than 20 minutes, without any baking required. I originally made these way back in the summer of 2012, when I received a copy of Vicki’s Vegan Kitchen by Vicki Chelf from Thomas Allen & […]

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Raspberries & Cream Ice Slice

So the fiancé picked up some gorgeous raspberries from “The Berry Guy”, and I got to do something with them.  An excellent plan. Just like I did for my Gluten-Free Roasted Rhubarb & Strawberry Polenta Cake, I opened up Nigel Slater’s Tender, Volume 2 (it’s the fruit book, Volume 1 is the veggie one), and thought […]

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Heather’s Chocolate Banana Pie

So remember the perfect pie dish that I got from Heather for Christmas, that we used for Heather’s Mushroom, Leek and Lentil Pie?  Well, we thought it was time to make a sweet pie in it! Heather loves the combination of chocolate and bananas, and said I could go to town creating a recipe.  So […]

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Rhubarb Whole Wheat Clafoutis

I would like to present to you another happy Spring recipe: Rhubarb Clafoutis!  It is based on the first recipe I ever posted on the blog: Quince Clafoutis. The boyfriend loved this one enough to have two servings after a giant Kale Caesar Salad dinner, and a serving for breakfast the next morning too.  The […]

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Lavender Macarons with White Chocolate & Lemon Ganache

Macarons! They’re trendy, they’re delicious, they’re even gluten-free. They are little works of art! And you know what?  They’re tricky. I’ve had macarons on my Kitchen Bucket List for ages now.  I must admit, they got on there because of their food-blooger-popularity.  I figured it would be supremely fun to give them a go.  Plus, […]

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Crème Brûlée for Mum

Now this is a decadent bistro dessert: creamy vanilla custard topped with a burnt-sugar crust.  Ohhhhhhhh how we love crème brûlée in my family: it’s one of the few desserts we will splurge for on special occasions.  (And if you’re wondering, you can pronounce it “krehm-broo-lay”.) I’ve been making this crème brûlée from an Anna […]

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