Unlike other diets that may not always be stuck to rigidly, once medically diagnosed with coeliac disease, a gluten free diet must be maintained for life, as this is the only treatment for the condition. Which means, that even on Christmas Day you can’t have a ‘cheat day’. However, with so many amazing dedicated gluten free products now available and all the foods that are naturally gluten free you really don’t need to miss out on anything – except the gluten of course!
Every Christmas my Mum used to make (in my eyes) the best trifle, and no matter how I tried I couldn’t quite replicate it!!
A few weeks ago, I was asked for a recipe for a gluten free Madeira cake – the lady who requested it wanted to make a gluten free pudding loved by her son-in-law. She explained to me what the recipe was, and it sounded lovely, and although it wasn’t a full-blown trifle, I thought I would jiggle around with things and check out if it could be transformed into one of my favourite traditional puddings!!
I wanted to get this really simple recipe for gluten free Madeira cake on my website, as not only is it a great traditional afternoon tea cake that can be sliced and enjoyed with a hot cuppa, it can also be used as a base for so many great puddings – such as trifle, tiramisu etc. And because of this, it opens up the possibilities to make and enjoy even more delicious gluten free treats!!
I had every intention to have been sharing a more festive recipe with you today, but unfortunately the yule log I made decided not to play and didn’t turn out well enough for me to shout about it! Will give it another go, but for now, it’s back to the drawing board for this week’s blog!!
So, moving on and with a complete change of direction, thought it would be nice to share with you a really tasty tea I popped together for me and Neil the other night. Pan-fried breaded cod and easy home-made chips!!