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Blueberry Goat Cheese Basil Gateau: Gluten and Cow's Milk Free

Updated on August 18, 2017
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Blueberry Gateau

GF and cow milk free, this blueberry gateau surprises taste buds with savory goat cheese and basil.
GF and cow milk free, this blueberry gateau surprises taste buds with savory goat cheese and basil. | Source

Gluten and Cow Milk Free Recipes


As more information becomes available learning about and getting experience with gluten free flours continues, but I've come a long way with the ones that best suit our tastes.

Blueberry Gateau Recipe with Basil and Goat Cheese
Blueberry Gateau Recipe with Basil and Goat Cheese | Source

Developing a new recipe is always an interesting adventure and it is very satisfying when one I've worked on turns out this well. If you saw my recent scones recipe hub you may be thinking, "Hmmm, this recipe is a little too similar."

Even though the titles repeat some basic ingredients, this dessert recipe has some distinct differences. By using both recipes you take the wonderful flavors from a weekend bruch to a fancy dinner party.

If you have not seen the recipe for scones, check it out via the above link and read up on the inspiration for my use of basil with blueberries. Having served both of these to guests I can now promise you won't be disappointed if you give either one of these a go, nor will your guests.

Though the various ingredients make for a longer list than you may expect, the method is easy. The bit of extra effort it takes to put this from-scratch dessert together may be saved for special occasions but it will definitely be time well spent.

When blueberry season hits and berries are plentiful you may even decide to couple up and freeze one for later use. If so, be sure to cool it completely and wrap it well before putting it in the freezer.


Yum blueberry gateau ingredients!
Yum blueberry gateau ingredients! | Source

Blueberry Goat Cheese Basil Gateau with Lemon Coconut Glaze

  • 1/2 Cup Oat Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Almond Flour

  • 2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Cup Coconut Oil, Slightly Softened
  • 2/3 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1/4 Cup Almond Milk
  • 2 Teaspoons Lemon Juice
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 8 Ounces Goat Cheese
  • 2-3 Tablespoons Basil, Chopped
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 2 Teaspoons Lemon Zest
  • 1 - 1 1/2 Cups Blueberries, Fresh or Frozen
  • 1/2 Cup Sliced Almonds, Optional
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Gateau gluten free flour mixture.Gateau batter with basil added.Mixing goat cheese mixture for blueberry gateau.About 15 minutes into the baking process you can see the topping sinking into the cake.Soaking coconut in lemon glaze mixture.
Gateau gluten free flour mixture.
Gateau gluten free flour mixture. | Source
Gateau batter with basil added.
Gateau batter with basil added. | Source
Mixing goat cheese mixture for blueberry gateau.
Mixing goat cheese mixture for blueberry gateau. | Source
About 15 minutes into the baking process you can see the topping sinking into the cake.
About 15 minutes into the baking process you can see the topping sinking into the cake. | Source
Soaking coconut in lemon glaze mixture.
Soaking coconut in lemon glaze mixture. | Source

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Grease the sides of a 9-inch round cake pan. Line the bottom with a circle of parchment paper, then lightly dust the pan with oat flour.
  3. Sift together the flours, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Set aside.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, beat the coconut oil until creamy. Gradually add 1 cup light brown sugar and beat for approximately one minute until light and well blended.
  5. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating for approximately two minutes after each addition.
  6. Alternately, add one-half of the flour mixture and one-half of the almond milk, beating briefly on low after each addition. Repeat.
  7. Mix in the lemon juice, vanilla extract and basil.
  8. Pour the cake batter into the prepared baking pan.
  9. In a medium mixing bowl beat the goat cheese, 1/2 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon coconut flour, 1 egg, and the lemon zest for approximately two minutes until very smooth and creamy.
  10. Spoon this cheese mixture over the cake batter, leaving a one-inch margin exposed around the perimeter of the cake.
  11. If using the sliced almonds, sprinkled them around the outside edge of the cake, then spread the blueberries over the goat cheese mixture in one layer.
  12. Bake for 40-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
  13. Cool the cake for about 20 minutes, loosen sides, turn onto serving plate and remove parchment paper.
  14. Yields 8 (or 16) pie shaped slices.
  15. Store any leftovers in refrigerator.

Coconut Filled Lemon Glaze

A bright coconut filled lemon glaze on hearty blueberry goat cheese basil gateau.
A bright coconut filled lemon glaze on hearty blueberry goat cheese basil gateau. | Source

Lemon Coconut Glaze


In a small mixing bowl stir 1/2 Cup Confectioner's Sugar, 1 Teaspoon Coconut Flour, Juice of 1 Lemon together until smooth, then stir in 1/4 Cup Coconut Flakes.

Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

Pour over cooled cake.



5 stars from 4 ratings of Blueberry Goat Cheese Basil Gateau

A Few Tips:


• For those who must avoid eggs, ground flax seed could replace them in this recipe. Keep in mind though, that using that substitute in the goat cheese mixture will dramatically change its appearance.

• Experience tells me that using all oat flour or a combination of other gluten free flours would work just as well as the ones I initially used and listed here, but I would not like garbanzo flour in this recipe.

• I soaked the coconut in the lemon glaze overnight, and then added a bit more just before putting it on the gateau. The amount of coconut might need to be adjusted according to the amount of juice that you get from the lemon.

• The Lemon Glaze topping is definitely optional. You could make a blueberry syrup, sprinkle plain powdered sugar on top, or use a coconut milk whipped topping, but none is necessary.

• Goat cheese is fairly easy to obtain in markets today, even Costco carries it, but you can make it if you have access to goat's milk. There are loads of simple instructions for making home made cheese available on the web.

• We have decided that we would add another teaspoon of basil and that this recipe would make a great summer meal combined with a salad.


Homemade Coconut Milk/Coconut Flour

Alternative Flour Info


The following links can help you understand more about how to make and use alternative flours.


Read About Lving Wheat Free

Beyond the Standard Flour

Almond FAQs of Interest


Homemade Almond Milk/Almond Flour:

More GF and Cow Milk Free Recipes:


Check out some "free" recipes that have been popular with readers:


Almond Butter Coconut Cookies

Banana Bread

Pumpkin Muffins


Before reading this recipe, had you ever considered using these ingredients together?

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      RTalloni 2 years ago from the short journey

      Peggy W:

      Our blueberries will not be available until mid-summer so you have my mouth drooling… :) I promise the flours are worth getting, but this could be made with any combination. I don't think using just plain flour would give a hearty texture, though. Thanks much for letting me know you came by. I always get rave reviews from guests when I serve this up and I hope you get to try it soon.

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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      I was drawn to reading this again when it popped up in the feed. Blueberries are in season now and we absolutely love goat cheese. Although we do not regularly stock all of those different flours, it would be worth it to get them in order to taste this delicious looking dessert. Sharing it this time and will pin it for future reference.

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      RTalloni 2 years ago from the short journey

      ezzly:

      Thanks very much! I hope your brother finds the recipe useful, and that you get to taste the recipe the easy way. :)

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      ezzly 2 years ago

      Now this looks really delicious it's very hard to find such specific recipes for gluten and milk free , great work. I'm sending this to my brother who's just purchased almond flour !

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      RTalloni 2 years ago from the short journey

      peachpurple:

      I was just thinking of this gateau today and here you remind me of where the recipe is… :) It isn't a cheesecake per se, nor is it a eat-it-now dessert, but the little effort it takes to make it sure makes it worth it!

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      looks good to eat now, you bake very tempting cheese cake

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      RTalloni 3 years ago from the short journey

      Easy Exercise:

      Thanks kindly. Invented, not so sure about that, perhaps adapted is a better word, but one man's definition is another's confusion… ;)

      I just made one of these for dinner guests and the aroma is out of this world. It was very difficult to set it aside when it was done, and I am very much looking forward to dessert… The meal is simple fare but that's okay when this dessert is waiting in the wings! BTW, I replaced all the lemon juice with lime juice and the glaze is amazing!

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      Kelly A Burnett 3 years ago from United States

      Be still my heart! Delightful! And you invented this?! Very impressive indeed! Bon Appetite!

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      RTalloni 3 years ago from the short journey

      cygnetbrown:

      Thanks for taking a look at this recipe and for leaving feedback!

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      Donna Brown 3 years ago from Alton, Missouri

      This looks yummy! I will have to bookmark this so that I can make it again and again!

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      RTalloni 3 years ago from the short journey

      Suzanne Day:

      All I have to do is think about this recipe and I'm hungry! Though I wouldn't ordinarily choose basil for breakfast, this is definitely a great morning food. Thanks much for checking it out and for all your feedback. Maybe we'll get to hear of how your guests decided you must be the greatest hostess ever to serve such a yum dish. :)

      Sorry to be so long in replying--not sure what happened to the first one. Came back to send this to a friend who asked for the recipe and saw that I needed to attend to it so thanks again for coming by!

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      Suzanne Day 3 years ago from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

      This hub is making me hungry! Even though it is early in the morning, I could go for a slice of this. The lemon/coconut glaze looks really nice. I think it could possibly be made for some special guests I have coming in a few weeks. Voted beautiful and pinned!

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      RTalloni 3 years ago from the short journey

      manatita44:

      Thank you for checking out this recipe that includes goat cheese!

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      manatita44 3 years ago from london

      I like Goat's cheese a lot! Unfortunately, I buy it from Costa's coffee. Thanks for telling us about it. Merry Christmas!

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      RTalloni 3 years ago from the short journey

      Peggy W:

      Thanks much for your response to this recipe. It's so full of flavor and never fails to delight guests.

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      Peggy Woods 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

      This sounds fabulous! Gave it a 5 star rating and up votes.

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      RTalloni 3 years ago from the short journey

      moonlake:

      Thanks much for your response to this blueberry delight!

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      moonlake 3 years ago from America

      This sounds good and looks good. Voted up and pinning to my sweets board.

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      RTalloni 3 years ago from the short journey

      Suzanne Day:

      And once you taste it you'll be making time to make another one. (It's not difficult, I promise.)

      Thanks bunches for coming by and commenting!

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      Suzanne Day 3 years ago from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

      This sounds a little involved for me, but how can I resist the picture of the yummy blueberry gateau? I CAN'T!!!

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      RTalloni 3 years ago from the short journey

      CraftytotheCore:

      Thanks for checking this goat cheese recipe out. I'm hoping to use herbs I've collected with goat cheese and pears this fall--we'll see! :)

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      CraftytotheCore 3 years ago

      This looks delicious. I have never tried goat cheese. But I bet it sure is good with the ingredients you added with it here.

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      RTalloni 3 years ago from the short journey

      mbrownauthor:

      It is! Thanks for checking this goat cheese recipe out.

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      mbrownauthor 3 years ago

      Sounds and looks delicious!

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      RTalloni 3 years ago from the short journey

      DDE:

      Thanks for checking out this recipe hub!

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Blueberry Goat Cheese Basil Gateau: Gluten and Cow's Milk Free sounds a wonderful treat and looks so delcious

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      RTalloni 3 years ago from the short journey

      suzettenaples:

      The first time I tried the basil/goat cheese combination I was doubtful, but then impressed! Thanks for taking a look at this recipe and leaving your feedback. :)

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      Suzette Walker 3 years ago from Taos, NM

      Sounds yummy. I would have never put basil and blueberry together in a recipe. This is interesting - I have heard of substituting goats milk/cheese in recipes before and this one looks and sounds good. Thanks for sharing this recipe with us.

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      Kathryn Stratford:

      Hope you get to try this combination of flavors very soon. We've discovered that with a salad, this makes a meal. :)

      So appreciate that you stopped in and left your feedback!

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      I am all for anything with both blueberries and lemon in it. It's such a fantastic combination! The goat cheese and basil makes it seem extra interesting. Thanks for sharing this with us!

      ~ Kathryn

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      CarlySullens:

      Thanks kindly! Our blueberry farm opens this coming Monday and I am so looking forward to fresh berries again. This will be one of the first recipes I use next week! :) Hope you enjoy it as much as we have.

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      CarlySullens 4 years ago from St. Louis, Missouri

      I love all your pictures and easy step by step directions. This looks delicious. I am going to have to try it.

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      Vacation Trip:

      Thanks for coming by and letting me hear from you on this hub!

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      missolive:

      Thanks very much for all of your feedback on this gateau. Your daughter's experiment with gluten free living might produce some exceptional recipes. If so, I hope we see them on HP!

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      vespawoolf:

      Your golden berries would probably work well in this recipe, but I hope you get to try it with blueberries one day. Working with almond flour is a little different than with oat flour, but the two seem to play very nicely together. :) Thanks so much for letting me know how much you enjoy my recipe experiments.

      Though it's very common now, I'm still amazed at how easily we can learn about each other's food and cooking from across the world in a few clicks. Your hubs are interesting and I enjoy learning from them.

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 4 years ago from Texas

      You've done it again, another exceptionally tempting recipe. I love how you blended all of these wonderful ingredients. I bet the lemon coconut glaze enhances the blueberry and cheese. My daughter is giving gluten free living a try and I will be sure to add this to our summer cooking list. Thank you so much for sharing. Pinning and tweeting - YUM!

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      vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

      Oh my goodness, this one sounds irresistible. Although I love blueberries, they aren't so easy to find in Peru. Still, I hope to try this someday or maybe substitute Golden berries for the blueberries. I love how you use almonds and oats in your healthy recipes. Thanks!

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      MsDora:

      Thank you for checking this blueberry recipe out. I'm looking forward to making this with local fresh blueberries this summer!

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 4 years ago from The Caribbean

      Another gluten free recipe with coconut. The goat cheese seems to make it interesting. Thanks for sharing.

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      randomcreative:

      We were also intrigued by the first dish we had with these ingredients, but we were not disappointed after ordering it! Hope you get to try this recipe soon. :) Thanks bunches for your visit and feedback!

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      AliciaC:

      Thanks very much for letting me know you enjoy seeing the GF recipes I'm working on!

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      Rose Clearfield 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      The title of this recipe is so unusual that I had to check it out. I can't imagine what it would taste like, but I'm intrigued!

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      Linda Crampton 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I love your gluten free recipes, RTalloni. They are so creative! Your gateau sounds absolutely delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      Jackie Lynnley:

      Thanks for checking this cake out! At the moment I'm not sure I've seen Vespa's brownies, but it sounds like I need to recheck them anyway. :)

      Appreciate your input here.

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      Susan 4 years ago from India

      Great hub. This recipe sounds interesting. Thank you for sharing.

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      Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Wow this sounds delicious. I like the healthy and unhealthy, lol. Fixed Vespa's microwave brownies yesterday and as I told her I will never make them any other way again.

      Thanks for another great recipe! ^