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.
I’ve written a book summarising what we’ve learnt over 20 years of dealing with the gluten free diet, and it might be just what you’re looking for. It packs the lessons we’ve learned into what I hope is a helpful and straightforward guidebook. It’s available on Amazon, as a paperback or for your Kindle…