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Six Seriously Wicked Gluten-free Desserts

A gluten-free diet doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the sweetest meal of the day. With these gluten-free Asian desserts, you can have your cake and eat it too.

Indonesian fried bananas

Something magical happens when bananas are deep-fried – that firm flesh turns gloriously sticky and sweet, perfectly balanced by a crunchy exterior. This recipe for Indonesian fried bananas uses gluten-free rice flour for the golden batter. For all-out indulgence, serve with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream.

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Coconut cake

‘Cake’ is no longer a dirty word for those on a gluten-free diet. Whip up this nutty kue pancong, an Indonesian coconut cake, for a sweet snack without the nasties.


Mango & coconut mousse

Serve this delectable mango and coconut mousse at your next dinner party for a gluten-free dessert that will impress everyone at the table. You can use fresh mangoes when they’re in season, and try switching the lemon juice for the juice of two limes.

Christmas Mango and Coconut Mousse Recipe

Balinese black rice pudding

Representing the yin-yang symbol, this Balinese black rice pudding is a work of art. You’ll love the balance this gluten-free dessert brings to your diet, too.

black rice pudding

Korean sweet rice cakes

For a delicate dessert to follow a flavour-packed Korean banquet, serve these pretty little pan-fried sweet rice cakes with edible flowers, known as hwajeon. Lovely for baby showers and Asian-inspired afternoon teas, too.

Hwajeon Rice Cake

Tropical fruit salad in jelly

If you’re looking for a light, cleansing dessert that is gluten-free, then whip up a batch of these tropical fruit salad jellies. Choose a mix of your favourite tinned and fresh tropical fruits.

Tropical Fruit Salad in Jelly

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