Saturday, July 31, 2010

Gluten Free Dessert & GIVEAWAY!


 I love lemon bars. 
They are a light and refreshing dessert that reminds me of my childhood. The past year and a half I've been gluten free due to being diagnosed with Celiac Disease and have been on a quest to find fantastic gluten free food ever since.
I particularly like this recipe that I altered to make  my own and not to mention low cal. My husband who is not gluten free even agrees he can't taste a difference. 
Therefore, You don't have to be gluten free to enjoy this recipe!
Without further ado here it is...

Lemon Dream Bars

-1c. I Can't Believe its Not Butter  (I use it cuz its dairy free)

-2c. Bob's Red Mill {gluten free} flour

-4 eggs ( I use an egg substitute)

-2c. sugar (Splenda)

-1/2c. powdered sugar

-3 tbs. cornstarch

-1/4c. lemon or key lime juice (I like both!)


Directions

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. prepare a 13x9 pan by covering with foil.

Mix flour with softened flour. add 1/2 of powdered sugar and blend well with a fork. Press this mixture into the bottom of your pan and bake for 20 min. or until a LIGHT golden brown.

Remove from oven and prepare filling.***

Place eggs, sugar and cornstarch in a bowl and mix with a whip until blended. Make sure there are no lumps from cornstarch. add lemon juice, stir and pour directly over the crust and return to oven. Bake for 15 min. If the top is white and "dry" remove from oven. let cool for 15 min. and sprinkle on powdered sugar. cut and serve.


The great thing about this recipe, using my substitutes, it only has 136 calories in one serving. There is approx. 18 servings.

Yummy!

If you are interested in cooking gluten {and/or dairy free} this is your chance to win a cookbook that has FABULOUS recipes!


This cookbook is a must to add to your shelf & nowadays, its likely that you know someone with gluten or dairy issues...with this cookbook you can prepare a delicious dish they {and you} will enjoy!


There are a couple of ways to enter the giveaway:
1. Become a follower (We LOVE our followers:)
AND
2. Leave a comment that you are following The Paisley Cupcake.
3. Leave a separate comment about this post.. whether its questions about being gluten free, about someone you know that has food allergies or recipes that I can alter to be gluten free {and possibly feature here!}
OR
if you possibly cant think of anything related tell me your fav. cupcake! We LOVE cupcakes hence, the title of our blog.


I will answer all comments as well as announce the random winner in my next post.
Deadline to enter is August 5th, 2010...so enter now!
I look forward to hearing from all of you...and GOOD LUCK!
-Amanda
Image via: http://www.recipematcher.com/index.php/recipe/show/Best-Lemon-Bars



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61 comments:

  1. OOhhh, my hubby would love these! They look yummy! Check out my projects at 4growingboys.blogspot

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  2. I bake gluten-free too. What flour mix do you use to make this gluten free? I love lemon bars and would love to make these. For most desserts I use a combo of tapioca and white rice flours. I'd be interested in knowing what you've found to be the best. My daughter hates the bean flours, so I've not even tried them. She has, and says they're disgusting with a very strong flavor.

    Thanks for the recipe!

    Here's another gluten-free dessert I make which you might like: http://cranberrymorning.blogspot.com/2010/07/raspberry-freezer-dessert.html

    I have several other GF recipes on my blog as well. Thanks again for the lemon bar recipe. Can't wait to make it!!

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  3. I'm not gluten free, but I am sugar-free, and I can't wait to try these,they look yummy! I'll be sure to post about it and link back to you when I do.

    Charlene @ Secrets of a Southern Kitchen

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  4. I'm a follower! I love lemon bars. Thanks so much for linking up to Finished for Friday.

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  5. Thanks for the recipe! My 6 year old is has a wheat allergy and this will be a fun surprise for her! Thank you!! :)

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  6. My mom went gluten free a while back and had lots of trouble finding great baked items. I'd love to share this cookbook with her. And I'll definitely make these bars!

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  7. Yum! I love lemon bars but my son is gluten free. I thought I'd have to give them up - can't wait to try these!

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  8. I have very much enjoyed following your blog!

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  9. My nephew has a glueten allergy. I am sure he would love these!

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  10. Thanks for visiting Cranberry Morning. That raspberry freezer dessert is EASY and does not disappoint! :-)

    Did your post always say Bob's Red Mill GF flour??? How crazy that I missed that. Anyway, now I know what flour you use. Thanks. :-)

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  11. Those lemon bars look like they can make a way into my heart .. :)

    Awesome giveaway - I've been wanting to try gluten free, but I haven't explored it just yet. If I won, it'd be a reason to!

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  12. I am your newest follower! Love your blog!

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  13. I am supposed to be gluten free - I fell off the wagon so to speak - any suggestions on how to climb back on?

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  14. Oh, and I would love it if you linked to Two for Tuesdays Real Food Blog Hop - the linky will be up tonight. The link takes you to the "about the blog hop page".
    http://bit.ly/bhjFyd

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  15. I am on Word Press. I don't think, I can follow you so I am following you on Sweet and Savory.

    This is my gluten free blog. My husband has celiac. We have been eating gluten free for 16 years. It has gotten easier in the recent years with many products available.

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  16. I LOVE The Paisley Cupcake! I'm already a follower and have you linked to my blog, too! I'm not gluten free, but I am sugar, lactose and soy milk free because of my own allergies, so I'm always looking for great recipes to use. Thanks so much for sharing your own get healthy ideas! I love it!

    http://cheffiejo.blogspot.com

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  17. We have nut allergies here...so always looking for nut-free and make (most) things homemade here!

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  18. My goodness, thank you so much for this recipe. We love lemon bars around here.

    My Mom has celiac disease and my son and I may also have it as well. We tested weak negative which means, at the least, we have reactions to gluten.

    I would love a chance to win the cookbook.
    I'm a follower, too.

    Thank you so much for this great giveaway,
    Susan

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  19. Oh, I do have a question for you. Do you also have other food intolerances? My Mom has discovered she cannot eat anything that comes from corn. Not baking powder (has corn starch in it), not a single thing, or it makes her as sick as the gluten. My son and I are discovering several other sensitivities. Did that happen to you as well?

    Oh by the way, I am following you under:
    Mizzusg@gmail.com
    but I have three blogs:
    clucklebees.blogspot.com/
    simplepleasuressimpletreasures.blogspot.com/
    mizzusg.blogospot.com/

    Thanks again,
    Susan

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  20. I'm a follower! Thanks for this giveaway opportunity!
    smilin_chick@hotmail.com

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  21. baking and cooking gluten, wheat and dairy free if you're not sensitive to those things...is it healthier? smilin_chick@hotmail.com

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  22. I have a good friend who's son is allergic to gluten, nuts, dairy and has asthma...poor little guy. I am always looking for new treats to take them that he can eat too. This book would be PERFECT for that!

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  23. Hi, I just found this blog via Between Naps on the Porch. I'm not gluten free, but have friends who are, so could use the cookbook when we cook for them. Thanks!

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  24. These look really great! It is always good to have some good gluten free recipes on hand! Thanks! I am a new follower from Tasty Tuesdays!

    http://ourhappyhomeblog.blogspot.com

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  25. YUMMM
    this all looks delicious
    xoxo
    bB

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  26. Those lemon bars look really good! Thanks for sharing the recipe with us!
    I'm a follower!
    {Rebekah}

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  27. My brother in-law is allergic to EVERYTHING! ALL of it! It's ridiculous! His wife needs this book for sure! And since she is my best friend, I guess I could share the book with her. (if I win :) )
    {Rebekah}

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  28. I am following - this recipe looks great!

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  29. I'm a new follower, thanks to my mom!

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  30. And now my second try for that cookbook! My son was recently diagnosed with celiac disease after a long time trying to figure it out and the cookbook would be a great help to making meals. :)

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  31. Wow, gluten free lemon bars are something to love!

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  32. I'm looking for gluten free recipes to have on hand for guests. Thanks so much for the recipes you share! ~~Rhonda

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  33. I'm definitely saving this one. We have a gluten-free member of our small group, and I always hate it when he can't eat the dessert I bring.
    And you're invited to Of Such is the Kingdom's first birthday blog bash! We're digging up old posts and giving out tons of prizes. Come on over!
    suchakingdom.blogspot.com

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  34. I'm always looking for lemon recipes. Definitely going to try yours. Thank you very much. I'm trying to do more gluten-free baking.

    P.S. Became a follower. Yes, indeed. :-)

    Su-sieee! Mac
    This and That. Here and There. Now, Sometimes Then.

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  35. Thanks for linking up to the Mad Skills party!

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  36. love the recipe!!! Would love the cookbook!!

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  37. I don't have a gluten problem, but I have many friends who do. It's aways great to find a wonderful gluten free recipe! Thanks for sharing and Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesdays!

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  38. I just found your blog! One of my best girlfriends has Celiac. She use to cook and bake but now she is so overwhelmed by recipes and crazy ingredients. I forwarded her the link to your blog and the recipe for lemon bars. If I won this book I would give it to her so cooking WF, DF, and GF are not so daunting.
    Thanks for the recipe, I think I will make it too!
    Leia_Barrett@yahoo.com

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  39. I would love to win the cookbook for my mom (well.. for me FOR my mom.) She has been gluten free for a few months now and I am always baking goodies, but not gluten free! I would love to have this as a resource to share my treats with her!

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  40. I just became a follower, my daughter is vegan and would love this cook book!
    thanks for the opportunity.. I will be making those "Lemon Bars"!
    Sandy
    thewondersofdoing@blogspot.com

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  41. I have all of the ingredients on hand to make these bars! My daughter has Celiac, and she will love these. Thank you!

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  42. I love lemon bars too! So yummy!

    Thanks for joining me for Friday Favorites!

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  43. Those look excellent! I've been meaning to try making lemon bars with a white rice crust. Until then, these will work!

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  44. Okay I totally missed out on the giveaway, but enjoyed reading your post. I am GF and my husband is not. He lovingly reminds me that he is gluten free intolerant when I offer him gluten free desserts. I will have to try out the recipe. I haven't had great results with GF lemon bars in the past, so a successful batch would make my day.

    thanks for sharing.

    Tricia leafytreetopspot.blogspot.com

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  45. mmmmmm, yummy! We just found out my sister-in-law may be allergic to gluten so if that turns out to be the case, we'll have to try these out for sure!

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  46. I love lemon bars and my nephew is on a gulten free diet too so this is great! : )

    I featured you here:
    http://firefliesandjellybeans.blogspot.com/2009/03/sunday-spotlight-soys-39-favorites.html

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  47. ohhhh! I would love this. I have a huge problem with most dairy and I have tried to go gluten free to help my son out. I love to bake and I can't wait to find a gluten free oatmeal chocolate cookie that is fluffy. I'm a little biased, but dislike flat cookies! =)

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  48. I'm a follower now and Dang! I just noticed this giveaway ended last week! Oh well, I'm excited to see all of your recipes

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  49. Yum! I love anything lemon!
    Thanks for linking up!
    ~Liz

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  50. I'm a follower! Great giveaway!

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  51. I tried to make this and there is no temperature setting! help!

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