Presenting my Gluten Free Festive Desserts round up with a guarantee that you’ll find something that everyone can enjoy this Christmas. I’ve focused on both traditional desserts, the ‘new’ tradition of chocolate and sticky toffee puddings. All bakes are gluten free and most are dairy free and vegan too but without any compromise on taste and quality.
Gluten Free Festive Desserts – ideas and inspiration
I’ve broken the recipes down into subgroups; Desserts, Puddings, Pastry, Sweets and Toppings. So, if you like, you can skip the other recipes and go straight to the festive dessert and pudding type that you fancy to save time. Otherwise, if you’re browsing, grab yourself a cuppa or a sneaky mulled wine now, and I’ll see you back here in 5mins to take you on a tour of my 20 Gluten Free Festive Desserts and Toppings.
For more inspiration there’s also my Free From Christmas Recipes Featuring Popular Trimmings
How to bake smaller puddings this Christmas?
This year Christmas may be very different for many of us. I’m used to a Christmas with up to 15 other family members all squashed round a table keeping our elbows in so’s not to bash the person next to us! This year we will be spending our first ever Christmas as just the four of us.
In some respects, I’m looking forward to the fact that I’m in charge of everything we eat and therefore will make sue that Bethany and I have a gluten free, dairy free, egg free Christmas where we can eat everything on the table in front of us.
Pudding sizes will have to alter this year to suit the size of the smaller dinner party, but the great thing about my recipes is that I use a clever tool on my website that allows you to choose the serving size you wish to bake.
For example, if you want to make my sticky toffee and date pudding for just two people change the serving size from 4 to 2 and the ingredients will adjust accordingly. You will just need to remember to use smaller pudding basins, cake tins and casserole dishes.
A note on Gluten Free Spirits
I see a lot of confusion over spirits and alcohol on social media. There are still difference depending on where you live in the world but here in the UK this excerpt taken from the Coeliac UK website goes some way to answer the question; Can I drink alcohol if I am gluten free?
Are Spirits Gluten Free?
Cider, wine, sherry, spirits, port and liqueurs are gluten free.
Experts agree that there is no physical way that pure distilled alcohol can contain gluten – this is because the gluten protein cannot travel through to the vapour produced by the prolonged heating in the distillation process and become part of the final alcohol product.
Distilled spirits only contain gluten if gluten containing ingredients are added after the distillation process and in this case, there is labelling legislation that ensures the product states CONTAINS wheat, barley, rye or oats on the label.
Source – Coeliac UK FAQ page for more answers to top gluten free questions follow the link Coeliac UK FAQ’s
Please note: some people are also intolerant to certain grains such as barley, rye and oats so even with the gluten removed this can cause digestive issues. If concerned please consult your doctor.
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Gluten Free Christmas Desserts
The desserts I have chosen to add to my 20 Gluten Free Festive Desserts round up are ones that I think sing celebration. They also give an alternative to traditional plum puddings and fruit-filled pies and tarts. Plus, the trifle is a personal childhood memory of mine at the Christmas tea table.
Gluten Free Christmas Puddings
I’ve added a few traditional festive puddings here and a couple that I know chocolate lovers will enjoy and those who cannot stand dried fruit in their puddings – like my daughter Bethany for example!
Gluten Free Festive Pastries
These festive pastries make the excellent treat for guests on arrival (i.e. the mince pies) or a delicious treat for Christmas Day or Boxing Day tea tables.
Gluten free Christmas Sweets
These are just a few of the sweet treats I have here on Glutarama. All three are gluten, dairy and egg free. They also make wonderful homemade gluten free gifts for friends and family.
The Perfect Free From Toppings for your Christmas Pudding
I have spent hours concocting recipes in my head so that I can enjoy my favourite creams, butters and festive toppings for Christmas desserts and these three recipes I am pretty darn proud of. Each one is gluten free, dairy free and vegan so pretty much any one can enjoy them. I do use soya milk and creams but of you have an alternative dairy free ‘milk’ of choice then use that instead.
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