ello my dear sweetness lovers! Today I’m making delicious and refreshing gluten free raspberry mousse cakes!
Why Gluten Free?
“Gluten free!” Have you noticed how this phrase becomes more and more common in our everyday language and in our minds? Naturally, I’m not immune to this tendency, so it made me think – what is the reason for this group of proteins to become so ‘popular’? And – here starts the controversy! First, let me say that the word ‘gluten’ comes from Latin, meaning – ‘to stick’. Gluten is found in wheat, barley and rye, and it’s the only known protein found in our food that is completely indigestible.
Not only that, its indestructible molecules can slip through the intestinal lining, we call this phenomena a ‘leaky gut’, resulting in triggering the response from the immune system and that’s how the troubles begin. If the immune system locks onto gluten as an enemy, every time it enters the body, the immune system does its thing, including killing intestinal cells. The result, celiac disease, causes severe gastrointestinal symptoms that can be avoided only by cutting gluten out of the diet completely. Also, there is this thing called non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS). This means that a person does not suffer from celiac disease as such, but has some symptoms, like bloating, gas or abdominal pain, headache, brain fog etc. And, all this goes away with a gluten-free diet.
However, many, many, many people can happily consume food with gluten every day without any problems! Now what? Well – like I’ve said, it’s a huge controversy! On one hand, only thanks to gluten strands we can happily munch our crispy, chewy breads, our pizzas, our croissants, our cakes, cookies, and many, many other super yummy things! On the other hand – some people should completely stay away from gluten because it makes them sick! So, what can we do? What should we do? Honestly, I don’t know! Because of that, here, on my site I’m trying to make both ‘sides’ happy! So, you will find a lot of my recipes with wheat flour, but, like today, I’m also giving my best to make all of you, my dear ‘non-gluten’ sweetness lovers happy! If you don’t believe me, just check my YouTube playlist – I have quite a few sweet treats for you! So, today we will add another one to that list!
My Gluten Free Raspberry Mousse Cakes
First I’ll make delicious gluten free almond cookies. Then I’ll mix a batch of raspberry mousse that I’ll pout into my cube silicone mold. When my raspberry mousse freezes completely, I will pour raspberry jelly onto it and put everything in the freezer until it sets. Finally, I will place my rapberry cube onto gluten free almond cookie and decorate it with some and fresh raspberries. Yum!
Well, what do you think about this post?
I read and really appreciate all the comments, even though I do not always have the time to respond to each one. So – keep me in the loop and try to create some sweetness every day because – Sweetness is happiness!!