It is a surreal honor to have received word that we were included in the Feedspot Top Twenty List of Gluten Free Baking Blogs. Top of the list was my favorite first guide to baking gluten free: Gluten Free on A Shoestring. Continue reading In a Top Twenty List of Gluten Free Blogs Worldwide
It’s official, our NYS home kitchen certification has come through. We are OPEN! It is a pleasure to be back and serving Glens Falls, Saratoga and Lake George and all their surrounding regions again. Continue reading Divinely Gluten Free Home Bakery in Glens Falls is Open
I some days cannot believe we are still not open. It is hard for bakers to not bake. I applied for State certification as soon as our ovens were in. Big mistake on my part. While I was told that the certification process in NYS is approximately two weeks, we are on week seven and I am stymied. I had not idea the bakery would be closed for six months for the remodel and certification. Continue reading We Do Want to be Open and Baking
Most bakeries have ovens. We ordered ours before we even closed on our new property. I tried to be proactive. I used to love Best Buy. Life in a pandemic is a little different than pre-pandemic, and our bakery is just one more nightmare story in a world of nightmare stories. Continue reading Where are our Ovens Best Buy?
Our gluten free Glens Falls Bakery is moving again. It is wonderful and amazing and overwhelming and more expensive than I would ever have wanted. When we moved to Glens Falls two years ago, we had a mission. We were going to market ourselves to the local bakeries and eateries and get the word out that we existed. Continue reading Our Gluten Free Glens Falls Bakery – A Place to Call Home
We are quiche eaters, so any time we go through a dietary shift, we have to find a way to translate quiche. Our Gluten Free Mini Quiche Recipe is Dairy Free. Mini Quiche are quick and easy and full of protein. We offer them as hor d’oeuvres when we cater. Continue reading Gluten Free Mini Quiche – Dairy Free
I am back to share with you my dairy intolerance – an after effect of Celiac’s Disease. Optimistic me thought 4 years ago when I was diagnosed that I would simply steer clear of gluten and I would heal. How naive I feel about myself. Continue reading Dairy Intolerance – an after effect of Celiac’s Disease
I found myself with the responsibility of making a gluten free poke cake for mother’s day last year. My mother is a huge fan of a poke cake. Sugar free jello and whipped cream instead of frosting make it a lower calorie choice for my calorie conscious mom. Continue reading Gluten Free Poke Cake Dessert Recipe
Gluten Free Cheesecake Recipe? Well, cheesecake was a family favorite, often served for birthdays and holidays. I’m not sure we have encountered a cheesecake we didn’t like.
Going gluten free changed that though. It took a lot of thinking to find the get around to the whole lack of decent graham crackers kind of thing. What I did find however, is that a graham cracker crust does not always need graham crackers.
Gluten Free Cheesecake Recipe
The first year we got diagnosed with Celiacs, cheesecake was not on my radar . It did however, become more important year two when the shock had worn off and we had birthdays to celebrate. My breakthrough would take a few more months after that to kick in.
It occurred to me as I was working on our holiday edition of recipes, that we had not even thought about a cheesecake. Cheesecakes are epic for Christmas Eve and/or New Years Eve in our family. So it would have to be good. I began to test cheesecakes. I found the best replacements for the graham cracker crust was our own cookies. Chocolate Chip for Regular Cheesecake, Chocolate Chocolate Chunk for Chocolate Cheesecake. Yum.
First thing you need to do for this recipe? Purchase and make one 24 cookie batch of Divinely Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies! Once that has been completed, get ready to enjoy our gluten free cheesecake recipe.
Gluten Free Cheesecake Recipe
- 8 inch pan
Gluten Free Crust
- 12 Divinely Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 2 tbsp butter melted,
- 1/4 cup demerara or brown sugar
- 1/8 tsp salt
Gluten Free Filling
- 2 8oz packages of cream cheese room temperature
- 3/4 cup demerara sugar, ground (or white sugar)
- 1.5 tbsp Divinely Gluten Free Flour Blend
- 3 large eggs
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 2 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp freshly grated lemon zest (zest of one lemon) optional
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 1/8 tsp salt
Gluten Free Cheesecake Crust
- Take 12 previously baked Divinely Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies and place in a small food processor. Process into crumbs.
- In a small microwaveable bowl, place 2 tbsp butter and melt in the microwave (approx 20-45 seconds). Remove when butter is mostly (90-95%) melted.
- Add cookie crumbs, sugar and salt to the bowl of melted butter. Combine well and press into the 8 inch pan lined with parchment paper. Press into the bottom only. Bake in a 325 degree oven for 10 minutes. Remove and allow to cool.
Gluten Free Cheesecake Filling
- Place room temperature cream cheese, sugar, salt and gluten free flour blend in the bowl of a stand mixer. Blend until smooth. Add the eggs, one at a time as the mixer continues mixing. Once the eggs are combined, stop the mixer, change the attachment to the beater, add the remaining ingredients (sour cream, vanilla, lemon zest and lemon juice ). Beat low and slow for a few minutes for the cake batter to get light and creamy.
- Pour the batter on top of the gluten free cookie crust and even it with your spatula. Place in a preheated 325 degree oven and bake 45-50 minutes, or until the center is fully set, but moves slightly.
- Allow to cool for about half an hour or more, and then use the parchment paper to pull the cheesecake out of the pan. Remove parchment paper carefully and place on your cake stand.
This recipe is the result of many failures. It is simple and should work every time. We studied cheesecake as though it was an artform, because it is. We are not the artisans we would love to one day be, but we truly enjoyed creating this recipe. This spurred us on to create a Chocolate Cheesecake with our Chocolate Chocolate Chunk Cookies.
Divinely Gluten Free is MOVING! Oh My Goodness, whose idea was this? After months of a horrible kitchen remodel that was just not meant to be, We have decided to move our operations 50 miles north. Why? I am not totally sure, but the universe appears to be very much behind it, and when the universe speaks, I do kind of listen. Continue reading Divinely Gluten Free is MOVING!