A gluten free Christmas: Day 8

Mince pies!

mince-piesYou do know that every one of these that you eat during the 12 days of Christmas is supposed to bring you a month’s good luck, don’t you?

But who needs an excuse: I love mince pies, especially with brandy butter.

Gluten free mince pies are available online, at many of the suppliers I outlined yesterday, or in the supermarkets.

For example, Dietary Specials Trufree mince pies are available in ASDA and Holland and Barratt, as well as online at Goodness Direct; Sainsburys and Tesco have their own brand mince pies; and Marks and Spencer are offering gluten free mince pies too; but I can’t find any gluten free mince pies at Ocado.

At Johnson’s Provisions, you can find G-Free and Village Bakery mince pies; Goodness Direct also have the Village Bakery mince pies.

You know how I like to find new things: here’s something else new to me – Tarte Maison are doing gluten free mince pies.

But if you want to make your own – and want to do more than just roll out some ready made gluten free pastry and stuff it with gluten free mincemeat – here are a couple of recipe links:

Don’t forget, if you’re going to offer these to a vegetarian, to avoid suet and lard: use vegetarian mincemeat and butter.

And while we’re talking about fats: do be sure that the suet you’re using is gluten free. You can buy gluten free vegetarian suet from Johnson’s Dietary Provisions, from Naturally Good Foods or from Goodness Direct.

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Lucy is the mother of a coeliac, and has been managing a gluten free diet for her daughter for 20 years - though, to be fair, she does do most of it herself now...

3 thoughts on “A gluten free Christmas: Day 8”

  1. As an American, I enjoy reading about English holiday customs. We have mincemet pies, but they aren’t served very often, even at the Holidays. Maybe we should to improve our luck. :) I am looking forward to more Christmas posts.

  2. Hi Linda – I can’t imagine Christmas without (several!) mince pies. I resisted them yesterday, but I can feel my willpower weakening…

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