This is my first time participating in the Daring Bakers challenge.The recipe for this month was Gluten free graham crackers and Nanaimo Bars.
This is a three layer dessert consisting of a biscuit base bottom with coconut and nuts , followed by a butter cream flavoured with custard powder layer and the top most layer of chocolate.
The challenge was hosted by Celiac Teen and sources for the recipes can be found from 101 cookbooks and here.
I found the recipe fairly complex as all the stages were made from scratch, also obtaining the ingredients proved somewhat difficult ,however as they say "where there is a will there is away". I found a good health food store that were very accommodating in helping me find the ingredients I needed.
I accidently whizzed the nuts longer than required so rather than being roughly chopped they were slightly more powdered. Although this did not compromise on the taste it resulted in the base having a rather smooth texture and lacked the crunch. I found that chilling between the layers was a must as my first attempt resulted in the hot melted chocolate running into the butter cream mixture. A very chocolatey dessert, smooth rich and a little will go a long way.Overall it was a nice dessert although a little on the sweeter side .
Flavours of USA and Canada event by simply.food