We have many friends with food allergies. We were looking for a good dessert recipe that we could share at potlucks that was gluten free, egg free and dairy free. These are simple cookies to make and they taste great!
I first discovered tiramisu when we went to an unschooling home school event at a waterpark. Mark had pointed out a desert that he thought looked good, it looked like pudding in a chocolate bowl.
Later that day, Allan asked me what special treat I wanted. So many looked good, but I decided to try Mark’s suggestion. I have been hooked ever since.
We have tried different recipes, but this is our favorite version of it. It works with either regular or gluten free lady fingers.
Andrea commented that she really wanted tiramisu for dessert. We looked in three stores before finding lady finger cookies. We did not find gluten free ones at all. So we decided to try to make our own.
The recipe we tried was very easy. The cookies crisped up and are wonderful for dunking in hot drinks or just eating plain.
We decided to start with our favorite cookies and experiment. The cookies are soft and cake like, but very good! I thought they were a little to sweet, so next time I will reduce the sugars. But everyone else thought they were perfect.
These cookies work well with regular flour if you do not want them gluten free.
Andrea wanted a less sweet grain free brownie. It is slightly crumbly and a little dry, but goes wonderfully with ice cream or whipped cream.
If you want it sweeter, replace part or all of the unsweetened chocolate with semi sweet baking chocolate.