Yes, my friends, I went gluten free (OK, almost gluten free) few months ago after reading Novak Djokovic's book – [easyazon_link asin=”0345548981″ locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”frankcom0c-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]Serve to Win The 14-Day Gluten-Free Plan for Physical and Mental Excellence[/easyazon_link].
I won't go into debating what's true or not about gluten, but I can tell you that I feel awesome since I eliminated gluten from my diet. I have more energy. My stomach never feels heavy after eating. Or ever. And I even started doing yoga.
Anyways, yesterday I've made my first gluten free cake, and thought I could share it here with you. It's really easy to make and it's delicious. Here we go!
Easy to make gluten-free cake
- 8 eggs
- 100 g of sugar
- 200 g of dark chocolate
- 200 g of hazelnuts
- 1 orange (peel & juice)
- 1 lemon (peel only)
Bake hazelnuts in the oven at 180 °C 10 to 15 min. Peel off the skin. Grind hazelnuts in a food processor (or use a bottle to grind them).
Separate yolk from egg white. Be careful when separating yolks from egg white (You don't want a bit of yolk in an egg white! Otherwise it's gonna take forever to properly beat the egg white.). Whip your egg white. Don't forget to gradually increase the speed of your mixer (start slow, and take it from there). Leave aside, and work on your yolks.
Add 100 g of sugar to the yolks and beat them with a mixer until firm. Grate orange and lemon peel, squeeze the juice out of an orange. Add it to yolks and sugar and mix it. Add grinned hazelnuts, and mix everything. Finally, melt chocolate in an oven and add it to the mixture.
Take your beaten egg white with spatula, and add it to the rest. Mix with spatula until well integrated (make sure there aren't any lumps left).
Pour into the baking pan and put in the oven at 180 °C for 35 to 40 minutes.
Cool down and spread an orange marmalade on the top. You can serve it with a homemade vanilla ice cream and hot chocolate. But for me it's the best to eat it the way it is.
What's your opinion on gluten-free diet? How do you like this recipe? Let us know in the comments below.