Gluten free Casein free gingerbread nativity scene

I don’t know if you’ve been over to Only Sometimes Clever to admire her GFCF gingerbread house – if not, you should.

We used her recipe for GFCF gingerbread dough to make a nativity scene, using cutters available here (thanks Karen for sharing a US link – mine came from somewhere like Tridias or Great Little Trading Company years ago – they don’t sell them now).

Well, when I say ‘we’, what I mean is that my 12-year-old coeliac made the dough and then cut out and baked the shapes. She and my other two (both younger than her) then ‘decorated’ the shapes and stuck them together. Completely unsupervised. In fact, they had a sign on the kitchen door that said ‘no entry until 4pm’.

This is what they were doing:

GFCF NativityGFCF Nativity

It isn’t how I’d have done it, but I don’t think that matters. I’m delighted with this colourful nativity scene – and it smells wonderful.

Have you spotted the green cow, the yellow camels and the sheep out behind the stable? There’s a donkey in there too, somewhere …

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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...

4 thoughts on “Gluten free Casein free gingerbread nativity scene”

  1. Hey! Thanks for the link!! And, I’m never upset when someone leaves multiple comments on my blog. ;) So, type away!

    Your daughters did a fantastic job!! I must get a set of those cutters.

    Did you (or your daughters) eat any of the “mistakes”? Did you like the taste and texture?

    I made a double of the batch of the recipe on my blog and they’re ALL GONE. I’ll be making more this week, hopefully today.

    My kids didn’t make all the same design decisions I would have, nor were they as careful as I would have been, but the end result is that they feel like it is completely “their” gingerbread house, and they enjoyed making it, and I’d rather leave them with that experience than have a “perfect” house. Like you, surely.

    Thanks again.

  2. Hi Karen Joy – the gingerbread is great. I’ve been eating the livestock (though one of the shepherds seems to have disappeared – wonder who ate that one?)

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