What are you going to have for a celebratory Christmas breakfast?
When we get together for a big family Christmas (expecting 25 this year), we often have a glass of Buck’s Fizz (fizzy wine and orange juice) and croissants – with extra cereals/toast available for those who are hungry!
On Boxing Day, we’ll be having a bigger brunch, which will probably include:
- scrambled eggs
- smoked salmon
- baked beans
- scotch pancakes
- waffles and maple syrup
This way, the vegetarians, the pescatarians and the full English breakfast fans can all find something they can eat. No vegans in our family – yet.
Those living gluten free will also be able to eat this, because we’ll make sure that the gluten traps – the croissants, the sausages, the baked beans, the scotch pancakes and the waffles – will all be gluten free. Many things on the list are naturally gluten free (salmon, eggs, vegetables, maple syrup). For those that are not, here are our alternative plans:
- croissants are tricky. You can buy gluten free croissants, though they’re not very light and flaky. My daughter likes the pain au chocolat from Lifestyle. We’ve also used the Gluten Free Gobsmacked recipe for croissants with some success.
- I discussed buying gluten free sausagesa couple of days ago; we always buy Heinz baked beans because they’ve always marked their tins up really clearly.
- scotch pancakes: usually we just substitute gluten free flour for normal flour, but I’ve found a recipe for gluten free scotch pancakes from I’m Gluten Free Baby using runny honey that looks excellent.
- waffles: I’ll be using my waffle maker, and my usual recipe, because I’ve not found the perfect gluten free waffle recipe yet.
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…