Some recipes for gluten-free party foods include socca, coconut rice pudding, broiled oysters and arephas. Other options include seed crackers served with gluten-free dips or baked Parmesan cheese triangles topped with ham or other gluten-free toppings.
The website of chef Jamie Oliver offers a recipe for crackers made from seeds such as flax, sesame, pumpkin, sunflower and chia. Mix 1/2 cup of each seed with 1/2 cup of almond meal and 250 milliliters of water. Spread the mixture on a cookie sheet, and bake for 40 minutes at 320 degrees Fahrenheit. Break the large cracker, flip it over, and bake for another 15 minutes. Break into smaller pieces, and serve.
For the Parmesan triangles, grate Parmesan cheese, and form into triangles on a cookie sheet lined with paper. Add herbs and smoked paprika if you wish, then bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes.
Socca is a savory flatbread composed of chickpea flour, water and olive oil. It can be thick and soft like a cake or thin like a crepe. Socca makes a good crust for gluten-free pizzas and complements a variety of toppings. Arephas are Mexican stuffed breads made from a fine corn flour called masa harina. Fill them with avocados, radishes, queso fresco or other fillings.