So how did my gluten free suet come about I hear you ask? I’d put off making dumplings for two reasons, a) I didn’t know how to substitute suet and b) I didn’t think Bethany would like them anyway. In reality a) gluten free suet is so simple to recreate and b) Bethany loves them! Now that I’ve made my own gluten free suet I know we can have ‘proper’ beef stew over the winter for sure.

Why stop at Dumpling! Other recipes using gluten free suet

In fact why stop there, now I have an excellent suet, I can get to work creating some delicious suet puddings too, ooh I feel a Jam Roly Poly coming on!…

  • Suet Puddings (sweet & savoury)
  • Suet Pastry
  • Homemade Mincemeat
  • Cobblers (that word always makes me giggle)

Follow this link for the Beef Stew and Dumplings | gluten and dairy free recipe I’ve already created and make sure your signed up to my Newsletter so that when I do master the perfect Roly Poly you’ll be the first to know, plus you’ll get my FREE Back to Biscuits recipe book with 35 family favourites but gluten free.

Beef Stew and Gluten Free Dumplings made with Easy Homemade Gluten Free Suet

4.5 from 4 votes
Gluten Free Suet Recipe (used in Dumplings)
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins

This super simple recipe for making your own gluten free suet is a great way to open up lots of exciting recipes you'd possible not considered before such as Jam Roly Poly, Steak & Kidney Puddings and of course the old favourite; dumplings.

Course: Ingredient
Cuisine: Free From - gluten, dairy, wheat, soya, egg
Keyword: Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Suet
Servings: 300 grams of suet
Calories: 620 kcal
Author: Glutarama
  • 100 g lard to make vegetable suet suitable for baking use a vegetable block of fat
  • 200 g gluten free plain flour
  1. Simply cut the lard into cubes in a large bowl, add the flour and using your fingers or a pastry blender work until you have a large breadcrumb texture.

  2. To achieve a classic suet look you could use a potato ricer and store in the same way. I have added links to kitchen gadgets below.

Recipe Notes

Any suet you do not use for this recipe can be placed in a Tupperware container and left in the fridge or freezer for up to 3 months.

Recipes to use your gluten free suet are Jam Roly Poly, Steak & Kidney Pudding and dumplings to name but a few.

Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Suet Recipe (used in Dumplings)
Amount Per Serving (100 g)
Calories 620 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Sodium 17mg1%
Potassium 213mg6%
Carbohydrates 133g44%
Fiber 22g88%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 21g42%
Vitamin A 5020IU100%
Vitamin C 35.3mg43%
Calcium 350mg35%
Iron 6.9mg38%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 Easy Homemade Gluten Free Suet


5 from 3 votes
Beef Stew and Gluten Free Dumplings
Gluten Free Dumplings
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Using my recipe for gluten free suet, these gluten free dumplings are ultra easy to make and the perfect accompaniment to a healthy hearty family stew

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Free From - gluten, dairy, wheat, soya, egg
Keyword: Dairy Free, Dumplings, Gluten Free, Suet
Servings: 8 dumplings
Calories: 110 kcal
Author: Glutarama
  • 125 g gluten free plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 60 g homemade suet
  • 100 ml water
  • handful of chopped parsley optional
  1. Add your homemade suet, plain flour, baking powder and chopped parsley to a bowl, begin to add the water a table spoon at a time and using a fork stir the mixture slowly bringing the ingredients together.

  2. Continue to add the water (you may not need the full 100ml) until you have a manageable dough with which you can roll into 8 balls.

  3. If not adding to a stew immediately place on a plate and cover with a damp cloth, tea towel or kitchen roll to prevent drying out and cracking.

  4. Add the dumplings to the last 25 minutes of cooking your stew. If you'd rather you can brown them off by removing the casserole lid for the last 5-10 minutes but this may dry out your dumplings

Recipe Notes

Let me know how you get on if you try this yourself, I'd love to hear.

Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Dumplings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 110 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 5mg2%
Sodium 1mg0%
Potassium 63mg2%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Protein 1g2%
Calcium 36mg4%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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