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Gluten Free Christmas Niceties?

(18 Posts)
PreMadonna Sun 07-Dec-14 14:47:47

Any recommendations?

I'm planning stuffing with GF sausages (Heck) and Mrs Crimbles stuffing mix.

Any idea if GF blinis exist?

Trollsworth Sun 07-Dec-14 14:52:52

Aren't blinis just teeny pancakes? Gf pancakes are very easy

Trollsworth Sun 07-Dec-14 14:54:13

Premadonna, re the stuffing - I find it is much much much cheaper to use a gf granary roll, add sage and onion and smush it. Mrs Crimble is a profiteering harridan!

PreMadonna Sun 07-Dec-14 15:04:02

Hmm. Maybe. Like breadcrumbs, bit of sage, onion etc? What else?

I shall try a gf mini pancake

tinkerbellvspredator Sun 07-Dec-14 15:08:00

M&S have a lot of nice gf Christmas food, I've pre-ordered the pork, sage and onion stuffing balls with pigs in blankets.

tinkerbellvspredator Sun 07-Dec-14 15:27:27

I've taste tested the Cole's xmas pudding it tastes fine but was chewy. Am going to test the tesco one next.

PreMadonna Sun 07-Dec-14 16:16:16

I'm too lazy busy to do much cooking in advance. Sainsbury pudding as tasteless.

jaffacake2 Sun 07-Dec-14 16:23:37

Sainsbury have a lovely gluten and nut free Christmas pudding. Already ate 2 !!

CMOTDibbler Sun 07-Dec-14 16:26:57

The M&S stuffing is always really nice, and they usually do a pack of stuffing balls, chipolatas, pigs in blankets. They have gf sausagemeat too.

I didn't like the coles pudding last year, but the Tescos mini one I tried the other week was v nice

notapizzaeater Sun 07-Dec-14 16:31:27

Asda are doing stuffing nd pigs in blankets this year that are gf.

We love the m and s stuff.

I make my own stuffing and freeze it, get a baguette and liquidise into breadcrumbs, add tons if dried sage and a pack of dried onions - freeze it in a big bag and just use what I need.

rumbleinthrjungle Tue 09-Dec-14 17:33:42

Gf loaf smashed into breadcrumbs, chestnut puree, sage and onion, some Black Farmer brand gf sausage meat, mix together and bake with bacon strips on top .... yummy.

I went into an M&S foodhall the other day to look at gf stuff and could find nothing! I must be looking in the wrong place.

cookietrue22 Tue 09-Dec-14 17:38:37

It's not specifically gluten free in M & S. Their normal stuff just happens to be GF IYSWIM.
It's all lovely, have ordered the lot from there this year as we are on holiday till Christmas Eve so I didn't want to faff.

rumbleinthrjungle Tue 09-Dec-14 19:40:30

Ah, thank you cookie I'll go have a closer look!

Superworm Wed 10-Dec-14 09:40:56

The too good to be No Gluten R's he do pastry free cheese and onion quiches which are to die for. Could have them instead of blinis?

tinkerbellvspredator Thu 18-Dec-14 11:26:49

The tesco finest free from xmas puddings are delish. Unfortunately only in individual portions but can get 2 for £3 so won't work out too much more than the normal finest ones.

ArtyBat Thu 18-Dec-14 11:44:55

I found a 'free From' family sized (454g) Christmas pudding in my Tesco's last week. It was £4.

RojaGato Thu 18-Dec-14 12:29:10

We're gluten and dairy free which can be a bit of a faff.

Got a gluten free Xmas Cake and Xmas pudding by "The Village Bakery" at local health food shop. Haven't done pudding yet but by look of what is left of Xmas Cake DH is finding it pretty yummy.

Also got gluten free mincemeat by the Foods of Athenry from there. Make toasted sandwiches with Genius fruit loaf in place of mince pies for DH. also stuff a baked apple with it and this morning layered some with a sliced bana for him and heated it up in the oven as a breakfast sweet hot treat as he had an early start.

Got some amaretti for me as I don't really like dried fruit and they are christmassy especially dipped in melted chocolate bit like a florentine enough for me. Booja booja truffles also fab. Especially th ehazelnut ones, though I have got DH some caramelise dbanana ones as he likes bananas so much I call him a monkey sometimes

The shop is great- it's called Realfoods and they will deliver orders over £24 for free by next day courier. their deadline for xmas delivery is midnight on Sunday. Huge gluten free/dairy free range .I used to use the service all the time when we lived in the Scottish highlands and it always got there on time.

RedLentil Sat 03-Jan-15 11:57:57

A bit late to this but I made gf blinis by using a tesco recipe online and they were a big hit.

It turns out that Delia's Christmas cake recipe is perfect made with Dove's gf flour.

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