Posts tagged Christmas Cake
At Christmas time I always look forward to my Mum’s baking including rum balls, Christmas cake and especially stollen. However since being gluten free I don’t get to indulge in these treats anymore. This year, though, I decided to make gluten free options of everything. I wasn’t going to make stollen as I was a little concerned about the large amount of flour and it therefore not working out, however because I love it so much I decided to give it a go.
My Mum has had her Southern Stollen recipe for years (it is taped together in a couple of More >
I recently received a package in the mail from Lifestyle Bakery, who have a number (20 to be exact) of gluten free products including bread, muffins, pizza bases, and seasonal products. They cater for a number of dietary requirements and therefore also have dairy free, soy free, yeast free, egg free etc products (you can search products on their website by dietary need here). The package I received contained a pack of Christmas puddings, bread crumbs and a loaf of their Chia Seed bread.
I was very excited to try the Christmas puddings having recently just made two Christmas cakes, a More >
As discussed in yesterday’s post I decided that as well as making the Vitarium Christmas cake I would try and make one from scratch. The recipe which I used was given to me by my Aunty and it was very easy – almost as easy as making the Vitarium Christmas cake. I left it in the oven for a bit longer than I should have, worried that it wasn’t sticking together properly however once I took it out of the oven and it cooled down it did so.
Compared to the Vitarium cake this Christmas cake is more moist and has a More >
I have never made a Christmas cake before leaving that up to my highly practiced Mum and Aunty. However, this year it is up to me to make the gluten free Christmas cake. I was given a few recipes however I also received a package in the mail the other day from Vitarium which contained a gluten free Christmas cake mix.
I decided to make both the Vitarium Christmas Cake and a Christmas cake from scratch using a recipe from my Aunty as I also needed to take some cake to work (stay tuned for another post on making More >