Ready made gluten free desserts
You don't always have to start from scratch, there are a number of ready made desserts that you can buy in the supermarket if you don't wish to make your own.
In the freezer cabinet of our local supermarket I recently found Almondy Cake, which only needs defrosting for 10 to 20 minutes before you can tuck in. A sure winner for any chocolate lover!
I also try to keep a pack of gluten free treacle sponge puddings in stock. These only need to be heated in the microwave for 60 seconds before serving.
Leftovers can also be made use of in the gluten free kitchen.
Gluten free bread goes stale quickly, so be creative with the last few slices. Add dried or fresh fruit and turn into into something delicious for dessert, such as bread and butter pudding or summer pudding.
Spare gluten free cookies or flapjack (made with gluten free oats) can be crushed and used as a base instead of pastry for dishes such as cheesecake, treacle tart or Eton Mess (see photo above). They can also be used as a crispy topping on fruit desserts.