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dairy-free party food for girlie tweens?

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madwomanintheattic Fri 17-Jul-09 19:33:12

help! mine eat everything and i have no experience AT ALL of allergies etc...

lunchtime party, need sweet and savoury, preferably pick up and run stuff as they are doing craft activities and won't want to sit down...

wise foodie types, help me!

Cies Fri 17-Jul-09 19:38:29

For sweet things you can make biscuits using veg oil, flour and oats, mixed spice, sugar or honey and some dried fruits. Or is that not really party foodish?

Friendlypizzaeater Fri 17-Jul-09 19:43:59

rice salad ? hot dogs, sandwiches (but check the bread) made with something like ham and relish (instead of butter) or jam

Sausage rolls (not Greggs - lol they DO have diary in)

Some crisps (check as some do have milk in)

Chopped veg/fruit

Friendlypizzaeater Fri 17-Jul-09 19:44:35

Marshmallow squares for buns

madwomanintheattic Fri 17-Jul-09 19:48:42

which sausages don't have dairy? i was going to do mini hot dogs and burgers but am now totally paranoid as i thought most sausages had totally random dairy ingredients... i should be ok with those if i check packets?

crisps have milk in? omg.

i'm game for biscuits lol, i assume i can make random lurid pink icing and pretty it up...

planning on lots of fruit grin

madwomanintheattic Fri 17-Jul-09 19:50:29

marshmallow squares? sorry - you've lost me totally blush

for buns? <slightly baffled emoticon>

StirlingTheStrong Fri 17-Jul-09 21:53:01

OK dairy free expert here.

Sausage rolls - Either make your own or, if you look in the freezer cabinets in Sainsbury's or Tescos you will find Jus-Roll sausage rolls that you bung in the oven for 20 mins and they are dairy and egg free.

Cake - You can make any cake/fairy cakes/cup cakes and just substitute dairy free spread for the butter.

You could make rocky road using dark (dairy-free) chocolate and smashed up rich tea biscuits and mini marshmallows and fruit - yummy.

Sausages - Just speak to your local butcher and ask if there is any dairy in their sausages - that is what I do. If they do put dairy products in then just have a look in a supermarket and look at the ingredients for milk products/whey powder/lactose etc. I am sure you will find lots that have no dairy at all.

You could make some small sandwiches, again using the dairy free spread (Tesco seel one called PURE).

Crisps - I find that ready salted are usually fine but you will find some dairy products in some salt and vinegar and all cheese and onion crisps.

Good Luck smile

StirlingTheStrong Fri 17-Jul-09 21:54:51

Oh, and pudding - Tesco and Sainsbury's both do Swedish Glace ice cream which is a dairy free, soya based ice cream and is very yummy - all the kids will love it!

madwomanintheattic Sat 18-Jul-09 17:48:37

stirling, you are a superstar. grin

the rocky road sounds just perfect, and i will search out some swedish glace ice cream too.

so i need to look out for whey powder, lactose - anything else that dairy is 'hidden' as?

the 'pure' is ok to use in the same quantities for baking?

i feel a lot better now grin and i can still do sausages and cupcakes! grin

thanks all!

Friendlypizzaeater Sat 18-Jul-09 17:58:23

Marshmallow suqares, melt 50g diary free butter, 200g marshmallows, add 200g rice crispies, stir pop in buns cases - let set for a few hours then serve ...

madwomanintheattic Sat 18-Jul-09 18:19:09

thank you pizzaeater! sorry for being dim grin

have never had to do that with anything but chocolate before blush

i had no idea that marshmallows were the staple diet of dairy-free kids! <i have tended to avoid them since the embarassing incident where i almost served marshmallows to dd1's vegetarian best friend. fortunately she isn't coming to this party. but not because of the marshmallow incident...>

told you i wasn't v good at this stuff grin

thank you!

madwomanintheattic Fri 24-Jul-09 12:20:29

ok - i'm nearly organised thanks to you lovely laydeez...

one more question - having sourced some pizza dough stuff that is everything-free, do i just do the usual with no cheese? or are there any favourites that you and yours like? do i need to put a bit of extra topping on so that it doesn't dry out? (have sausages and buns too grin they won't starve...)

StirlingTheStrong Sat 25-Jul-09 21:02:22

Hi again
For pizza toppings I just put a tomato base then cover in a variety of things like, mushrooms, pepperoni (or the mattesons sausage, sliced is great for the dc) tuna works too, and peppers, pineapple, ham etc.

You do have to watch it doesn't dry out though. I think normally the cheese helps with this.

You know, for the dough, you can just make your own, it wouldn't have dairy in normally anyway. It is just bread flour, yeast, salt, olive oil and water!

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