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What would you take to a gluten-free brunch?

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CaptainWarbeck Tue 11-Oct-16 11:46:57

Just that really. There's a big family (adult) birthday brunch this weekend which I need to bring a plate to. The majority of people are gluten free (including birthday girl) so need to try and think of something portable, brunchy and no gluten! Someone's already bringing buckwheat pancakes... all I can come up with in my head are sad looking non risen savoury muffins confused I need a bit of inspiration!

mumobsessedwithdamp Tue 11-Oct-16 11:51:06

mumobsessedwithdamp Tue 11-Oct-16 11:52:23

Are they gluten free as coeliac or lifestyle choice? If lifestyle choice then something oaty, but if coeliac I would keep away from oats

ShowMeTheElf Tue 11-Oct-16 11:53:48

frittata/Spanish tortilla.

NannyR Tue 11-Oct-16 11:54:42

A bowl of fresh fruit salad or melon slices.

mumobsessedwithdamp Tue 11-Oct-16 11:55:36

Good call on frittata. These scones look nice but I haven't made them yet.

CaptainWarbeck Tue 11-Oct-16 11:57:23

Lifestyle choice... sensitivity issues. Differing from what seems like real issues to 'Oh I'll just take a homeopathic pill and then it'll be fine if I have some gluten'. Don't get me started, I'll just get flamed!

Fruit salad is an excellent idea! Can I jazz it up anyhow or just bung a load of tasty fruit in a pretty bowl?

ShowMeTheElf Tue 11-Oct-16 11:58:31

Hash browns or home made bubble and squeak cakes.
Bucks fizz.
Fresh berries and lovely yogurt.
Bacon cakes (those ones you make by lining a bun tin with bacon, cracking an egg in, folding the bacon over the top and then baking until the egg is cooked.

CaptainWarbeck Tue 11-Oct-16 11:59:29

Ooh now some sort of baked eggy savoury muffin type thing could be just the ticket! The link looks good mumobsessed

Or DH makes a good frittata, I could just say fuck it and leave it to him grin

blueskyinmarch Tue 11-Oct-16 12:00:00

Big bowl of fresh berries and lovely Greek yogurt is what I would take.

LonnyVonnyWilsonFrickett Tue 11-Oct-16 12:02:19

I always think fresh fruit on a platter looks more 'special' than a fruit salad. But equally I think the 'fuck it frittata' is a very fine idea indeed!

OliviaBensonOnAGoodDay Tue 11-Oct-16 12:09:33

Devilled eggs might be nice. Or baked eggs, with spinach, tomato etc.

DM and I both recently diagnosed as coeliac. It's people like the ones described above that make it harder for us in restaurants etc, because they tell staff that cross contamination isn't a problem, they can have oats but not wheat, etc. It's been a real eye opener. We've even been told to avoid mushrooms as they're grown on hay.

Not your fault though OP!

HeadDreamer Tue 11-Oct-16 12:15:14

Anything rice based.

Allalonenow Tue 11-Oct-16 12:19:39

Some cheese with grapes and celery.
Platter of ham and salami.
Hummous with cucumber/carrot/peppers to dip.
Oranges in wine with pomegranate seeds.
Almond or polenta cake.

CaptainWarbeck Tue 11-Oct-16 12:20:15

I love baked eggs olivia but I've never managed to cook them myself so the white is set but the yolk is runny. My yolks always look nuked and are rock solid! Plus whatever I take has to be transportable for 40mins in the car...

Totally no problems with coeliac at all, and not even with fodmap sensitivities. It's really just the homeopathic pill that does my head in! I do a good line in gluten free carrot cake but that didn't seem very brunchy.

I'll dig around for a presentable looking platter for fruit. If not, the 'fuck it frittata' will be DH's task I think!

9troubledwaters Tue 11-Oct-16 12:20:39

It's people like the ones described above that make it harder for us in restaurants etc, because they tell staff that cross contamination isn't a problem, they can have oats but not wheat, etc

On the flip side its people like this thanks Gwyneth Paltrow-- who've caused the big rise in gf products in the supermarkets smile

Speaking of which there are some delicious brioche rolls in Morissons

melonribena Tue 11-Oct-16 12:21:03

How about a pavlova?
Rice or pasta salad made with gluten free pasta?
Filled potatoe skins and a dip

CaptainWarbeck Tue 11-Oct-16 12:21:46

Oranges in wine all?!?! I'm intrigued!

Dontyouopenthattrapdoor Tue 11-Oct-16 12:25:33

Use your carrot cake recipe in muffin tins with extra fruit mixed in and no icing- voila; breakfast muffins!

OliviaBensonOnAGoodDay Tue 11-Oct-16 12:34:07

Very true, troubled! I should look on the bright side.

Allalonenow Tue 11-Oct-16 12:37:04

The eastiest pudding ever!
Peel oranges with a sharp knife, getting rid of as much white pith as possible. Slice evenly into rounds. Put in a bowl, pour over any sweet pudding wine and leave to chill for a couple of hours, you could add orange liqueur or brandy too if liked. Just before serving scatter in some pomegranate seeds.
Serve with little almond biscuits if you have them.
It looks pretty, and is so easy, a good winter supper standby.

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