There’s something so comforting about traditional old-fashioned puddings – and they just seem to stand the test of time. What’s even better, is that so many standard recipes that we have previously enjoyed can be easily tweaked to make them gluten free. I found this bread and butter pudding recipe in ‘The Dairy Book of Home Cookery’ (New edition for the 90’s). The only change needed was to swap to gluten free bread – and to make it extra special I used gluten free brioche rolls and topped it off with a warm butterscotch sauce…truly delicious!!
I know right now you will be so daunted with your recent coeliac diagnosis – don’t you worry, it’s going to be OK. Don’t be hard on yourself and expect to know everything, it’s impossible. I’m still learning 17 years down the line. Taking ‘baby steps’ and being a bit of a ‘sponge’ in the beginning will allow you to slowly absorb great gluten free hints and tips and help you as a shiny new coeliac!
What I would love to do right now is transport every single bit of gluten free information in my head to you, as I would love for you to feel the same way about the diet as I do! However, I appreciate that’s just not possible. So, for now, I just will scratch the surface with a few things that I hope may help you as you start your gluten free journey!
Speaking to other coeliacs, and from my own experience, eating away from home can be one of the main worries for people, when it comes to successfully managing a gluten free diet. At home you have everything covered, your separate toaster, preparation area, equipment, butter pot, etc. – and therefore, you are confident, knowing whatever you prepare is completely gluten free. But eating out you are handing over this responsibility to somebody else, and understandably this can be a concern.
It’s fabulous that so many places are now able to cater safely for coeliacs. Here are a couple of my current favourite places in Cheshire that just hit the ‘gluten free spot’!!