Christmas is always such a busy time of year and preparing some festive foods in advance can make a real difference and mean there’s more time to spend with family and friends in the run up to the big day. With Christmas being less than 2 months away, we thought we’d share with you some ways and tips and trips you can use to prepare for a delicious and gluten free Christmas! There’s surprisingly a lot of things that can be done in advance which means that there’ll be no rush or last minute stress in the run up to Christmas.
We use our Gluten Free Co Plain Flour to make our delicious Christmas treats. Our flour is way better than other gluten free flours which you can buy in supermarkets and also contains no nasty additives, weird stabilisers or GMOs. We really do believe it produces fantastic results, no matter the bake. Barbara K said “I’m absolutely thrilled with the results, its amazing!!”
Christmas Pudding can be made up to 3 months before Christmas Day so why not make it now? We usually serve our Christmas Pudding with cream or brandy butter. Once made, the pudding should be stored in a cool, dark place until Christmas Day.
Our gluten free Christmas Cake can be made up to 3 weeks before Christmas Day and stored in an airtight tin before covering with marzipan and icing. You can also ‘feed’ it with more brandy in the run up to Christmas before icing it.
We’ve got great gluten-free recipes for bread sauce, stuffing and gravy. These can all be made on the day or you can make the bread sauce the day before and keep it in the fridge.
These delicious gluten-free mince pies can be made anytime in the run up to Christmas and can be frozen. Making your own mincemeat is a good idea (I have seen gluten in the bought jars), but it needs to mature for about 3 weeks before using for mince pies.
If you need any other help and advice, do let me know. And don’t forget to buy your gluten free flour HERE.