Gluten free christmas

(41 Posts)
ILikeBirds Mon 28-Oct-13 11:09:53

First Christmas since going gluten free.

Main meal is fairly straightforward, just need a stuffing substitute.

Not sure what to do for desserts or alternatives to mince pies and things like that.

Any tried and tested suggestions?

ILikeBirds Mon 28-Oct-13 14:55:38

I have done individual cheesecakes in ramekins with no base at all before.

bex2011 Mon 28-Oct-13 15:01:42

We do a gluten free Christmas dinner. Waitrose do lovely chipolata sausages as part of their normal sausage range. As others have said, stuffing made with gf sausage meat (don't know what else as mum does it). We make a trifle with a gluten free sponge (doves flour) and fruit crumble with crumble made from gf flour and gf oats. Sainsburys win the prize for best gf mince pies. We have even made bread sauce in the past. Good luck with it.

ILikeBirds Mon 28-Oct-13 16:13:27

We have a great farm shop which does sausages that are gf free. We have a fairly non-standard dinner which is a mix between danish and english xmas dinner so don't have to be too traditional

CMOTDibbler Mon 28-Oct-13 19:33:06

spring roll wrappers. That shop sell a fab range of flours and generally gf stuff too,

crustless quiche - you can make in mini muffin pan and with any filling you like.

I make crepes to Delias recipe with Doves Farm flour, and whizz it with a stick blender then leave for 20 min. Works beautifully

lookout Mon 28-Oct-13 19:41:34

I get all my flours from here. There's a recipe on the back of the Doves farm rice flour for cheese straw type things, and their website has a good selection of recipes and a good search facility so you can choose specific gf recipes.

ILikeBirds Mon 28-Oct-13 22:50:31

Those crustlless quiche look great as a breakfast option. I eat breakfast at work so always looking out for portable food.

trixymalixy Mon 28-Oct-13 22:57:58

Pavlova, creme brûlée, that hazelnut meringue thing they made on GBBO was gluten free.

For starters, prawn bisque, smoked salmon and prawns.

Most supermarkets will have gluten free Xmas pud and mince pies.

JoannaAC Tue 29-Oct-13 12:11:02

Fruit Pig Company are online butchers who do a wide range of gluten-free and lactose-free, rare breed pork stuff, and they do a Christmas range of stuffing and pigs in blankets (mmm) etc. We had a the full monty last year and it was absolutely gorg. www.fruitpigcompany.com

bigbrick Tue 29-Oct-13 23:07:53

I use ground almonds istead of flour & this could be nice for mince pies

OldRoan Wed 30-Oct-13 14:05:33

We have a bûche de noël which is flour-free. Just google for recipes and find one you like the look of - I tend to freestyle a bit so can't help much with specifics. Just remember to get gluten-free cocoa and you should be fine.

Also, remember not to coat roast potatoes in flour, or to thicken gravy with flour. I'm sure you would anyway, but my friend's dad forgot one year and she had a miserable Christmas lunch!

babyseal Wed 30-Oct-13 15:42:42

I am watching this with interest, and my small offering to the table is Mrs Crimble's biscuits for cheese, they are highly addictive and any gluten free guests won't feel like they are missing out on the cheese course.

ILikeBirds Wed 30-Oct-13 16:25:46

Didn't know what bûche de noël was but turns out it's what i call squidgy log or chocolate roulade if i'm being posh. That's my chocolate option as no flour traditionally rather than being a poorer gf relation. Can also be made in advance and frozen quite well. Think i'm going to do that, individual white chocolate and raspberry cheesecakes and some sort of gf christmas pud (will be for more than one meal!)

iseenodust Wed 30-Oct-13 17:33:32

M&S is your best buddy. My mum is coeliac. All their stuffings and most sausages are now GF. The Christmas cake is quite good. I made Nigellas rich choc flour free cake last year which was lush.

When you've had enough of being a domestic goddess (about 27th Dec round here) M&S GF salmon fishcakes make a quick light dinner.

ILikeBirds Wed 30-Oct-13 17:53:02

I'm not a big fan of anything ready made tbh, whether it's gluten free or not and my budget isn't a fan of M&S food smile

bluesky Wed 30-Oct-13 17:54:49

Lovely recipes on the intolerant gourmet website, i use lots on there

lookout Wed 30-Oct-13 23:06:35

Also, just a thought but some of the best Paleo websites have some very good recipes that are grain, and therefore gluten, free. Might be worth browsing these, which are some of my favourites:

www.thepaleomom.com/paleo-baked-goods

paleomg.com/category/treats/

www.theclothesmakethegirl.com/recipes-index/
and finally,
www.elanaspantry.com/

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