Sunday, 7 December 2014

baked for santa...gluten-free

santa claus was coming to germany like in most other european countries santa claus, who is called sankt nikolaus, is coming in the night from the 5th to the 6th of december to bring small sweats and treats for the kids.

...i used to love baking for christmas and i love the nikolaus tradition, so i thought i should try to make some santa sweets...and i had to make them gluten-free...!!!

fortunately, i was able to bake a few sweets on time, unfortunately i was neither able to properly decorate the mini santas, nor to write this post on time.

...anyhow...this is what i got.

a chocolate-hazelnut-cake, chocolate muffins, marzipan-almond-cookies, puffed-rice chocolate, crunchy almond-white chocolate.

i hope you do like some of the recipes and maybe they encourage you to bake some sweet gluten-free treats yourself, if you can‘t take gluten.

santa chocolate hazelnuts cake

this is what you need

- 400g grounded hazelnuts

- 200g sugar

- 6 eggs

- vanilla extract

- 1 teaspoon baking powder

- 200g chocolate

this is what you have to do


- preheat oven to 175 degrees celcius

- mix hazelnuts, eggs, vanilla extract and sugar until the sugar is completely dissovled

- mix hazelnuts and baking powder and add to the sugar mixture

- melt chocolate in a double boiler

- add to the dough

- pour the mixture into a greased santa mould

- bake for one hour 

- cover the cake with foil after 20 minutes to avoid getting too dark

- let cool down completely 

- decorate with frosting or butter cream, if you do have the time

santa chocolate muffins


this is what you need

- 100ml milk

- 100g sugar

- 100g corn flour

- 100g chocolate

- 50g butter

- 1 egg

- 1 tablespoon cacao

- 2 teaspoons gluten-free baking powder

this is what you have to do


- pre-heat oven to 180 degrees celsius

- pour milk and half of the sugar into a small pot and bring to boil.

- add chocolate and dissolve

- beat butter, egg and the other half of the sugar

- add corn flour, cacao and baking powder and mix well

- let the chocolate mixture cool down a little bit and add to the dough

- mix well

- pour the dough into greased small santa moulds

- bake for 20 to 25 minutes

- let cool down completely

- decorate, if you do have time to do so

marzipan-almond-cut out-cookies


this is what you need


- 200g marzipan

- 100g sugar

- 100g icing sugar

- 1 egg white

- 200g grounded almonds

- dash of lemon juice

this is what you have to do


- kneat all ingredients to a ball, using your hands

- add some more almonds or icing sugar, in case the dough is too sticky

- let the dough rest in the fridge for one hour

- roll out the dough

- cut out santa cookies

- bake for 7 to 10 minutes at 160 degrees celsius

- let cool down completely 

- decorate the cookies, if you get the chance

puffed rice-chocolate


this what you need


- 200g chocolate

- handful puffed rice

- ginger bread spices

this is what you have to do


- melt chocolate in a double boiler

- add christmassy spices

- pour chocolate into small silicone santa moulds

- let cool down a little bit

- add puffed rice

- press the puffed rice firmly onto the still warm chocolate

- let cool down and harden in the fridge for a few hours

almond crunch white chocolate santas


this is what you need


- 200g white chocolate

- dash of vanilla powder

- dash of cinnamon powder

- handful of gluten-free almond muesli

this is what you have to do


- melt white chocolate in a double boiler

- add vanilla and cinnamon

- pour mixture into the santa moulds

- let cool down a little bit

- add almond muesli

- press the muesli pieces firmly into the still warm chocolate

thank you very much for stopping regards...silke