You 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.
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:
- BBC: Gluten free mince pies
- BBC/Good Food magazine: Crumble topped gluten free mince pies
- Channel 4/Delicious magazine (and this is Lucinda Bryce Gardine of Genius bread fame): Gluten and dairy free mince pies
- Channel 4/Delicious magazine (cranberry and marzipan gluten free mince pies – yum!): Cranberry and marzipan gluten free mincepies
- Glutafin: Gluten free mince pies
- Juvela: Gluten free mince pies
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.