Celebrate Pancake Day Gluten Free Style
February 16th, 2012
Whether you eat gluten free by choice or have to because of your health; you don’t have to miss out on fun opportunities just because your diet says so.
In fact, Pancake Day is just one of many days you can easily turn gluten free, so you can get in on the action and enjoy delicious meals.
Planning your gluten free year..
- Burns Night 25th January – you may not be able to have haggis, but there are plenty of other traditional Burns Night treats you can have: cock-a-leekie soup, neeps (mashed turnips) and tatties (potatoes) and smoked haddock kedgeree.
- Valentines Day 14th February – going gluten free this special day is easy. Surprise your partner with a meal prepared from scratch…
- Pancake Day 21st February – swap your traditional wheat flour for a gluten free alternative and top your pancakes with crushed berries, chocolate spread or a squeeze of orange juice.
- Mothers Day 18th March – want to cook your mother something special? How about this delicious gluten free recipe: gluten free crepes with raspberry sauce ( 1 ¼ cup milk, 2 large eggs, 2tbsp melted butter, 1 cup gluten free flour, 1/2tsp salt, 1tsp sugar, 1/2tsp vanilla, 1/8tsp gluten free baking powder)
- Easter 8th April – your Easter weekend doesn’t have to be lacking in hot cross buns, simply swap your flour for buckwheat or sorghum flour, and add some potato starch, guar gum and gluten free mayonnaise.
- Fathers Day 17th June – whip your father up a gluten free chocolate beer cake. Yes, beer AND chocolate… the perfect combo
- Halloween 31st October – offer your guests a gluten free twist of gluten free candy filled chocolate cake doughnuts or warm butterscotch dippers (apple slices dipped in a butterscotch sauce). Yum!
- Bonfire Night 5th November – how about trying a bonfire apple? Simple to make all you need to do is fill a Cox apple with brown sugar and ground cinnamon, wrap in foil and cook on a bbq.
- Christmas Day 25th December – create the perfect Christmas cake with butter, brown sugar, eggs, mixed spice, brandy, lemon rind juice, gluten free plain flour, dried fruits, glace cherries, mixed peel, almonds, apricot jam, marzipan, egg whites, icing sugar and vegetable oil.
- New Years Eve 31st December – alcohol doesn’t have to completely be off the cards. How about trying any of these gluten free drinks:Armagnac, brandy, champagne, cider, gin, martini, mead, rum, scotch whiskey, sherry or vodka.
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