Most of the traditional Christmas dinner tends to be naturally gluten free, turkey, and lots of yummy veg, to compliment this though, I also buy the following products which the whole family love, even if they are gluten free!
Stuffing: Marks & Spencer's pork and caramelised chestnut stuffing, its absolutely delicious, but sells out quickly
Bread: I take a load of Sainsburys free from ciabattas for sandwiches and a Genius seeded loaf to get me through the Christmas week
Pigs in blankets: It's got to be 'The black farmers daughters chipolatas', wrapped in streaky bacon, yummy!
Now on to my favourite bit
To make sure I will be scoffing cake throughout the whole Xmas period I actually offer to do all the deserts! A combination of shop bought and things I make myself
My two favourites are Hotel Chocolat & Montezuma, my hubby bought me the Montezuma Calendar this year, yummy!
To nibble on and to take visiting:
I am a big fan of hotel chocolat chocolates so will have a box of them to nibble on throughout Christmas; I have also become
|Perkier Rocky Road|
tin of Honeybuns cakes, you get a great selection, they are all individually wrapped and so I have found these a great thing to have with you to take visiting. For the family, it can be tricky to have chocolates for everyone, as none of the popular tins of Roses or Quality street state gluten free on their packaging I will have a few boxes of Thornton's caramel melts this year to share around whilst watching tv, delish and I dont think the family will complain!
|Prewetts Chocolate Bourbons|
in my opinion Prewetts make the best gluten free biscuits so I have a stash of chocolate bourbons that will be accompanying me to Bristol. The other biscuits I like are the Byron bay packs, both are available in most supermarkets in the free from aisle.
Christmas day deserts:
I hate Xmas pudding so won't have that at all this Xmas, I will however be indulging in...
A chocolate log from Annie's Larder this year, it looks delicious and will be sure to please my chocolate loving family
I have made a gluten free Xmas cake to have in the afternoon with a nice cup of tea, I am using the recipe in Darina Allen and Rosemary kearneys healthy gluten free recipe book
Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without mince pies - I tried them all last year and Genius ran away with the prize, they were the best tasting gluten free mince pie and I will be armed with two boxes to take me through the festive period, another mention though goes to Annies larder, for her delicious mince pies, I have been enjoying some of these in December and you can order them as part of a gluten free Christmas hamper.
I hope you found this post useful, and maybe even found a few new products to try, have a wonderful gluten free Christmas, stay safe and have fun, I would love to know your favourites?