Thursday, 16 December 2010

Dreaming of a Wheat Christmas #2 - Christmas on a Spoon

Almost-mother-in-law catered for me and my fiance last Christmas day. It was my first wheat free Christmas and I wasn't really looking forward to watching everyone eat mince pies and cake.

Almost-mother-in-law is a fantastic cook and has been invaluable to me in my quest in finding amazing wheat free alternatives to food. What could have been a pretty rubbish dinner turned out to be lovely, and the main reason for this was the best pudding I've ever had.

Christmas on a Spoon (or port and cranberry jelly).

I have managed to get the secret recipe so I'm going to share it as a Christmas pressie to all the wheat dodgers in the land!

I haven't had a go yet, but I'm totally making about 10 batches when I finish work. It's really easy but very impressive as it tastes so delicious. It looks great served in James Bond style martini glasses.

  • 1 Pint cranberry Juice
  • 3/4 pint Port
  • 3 strips Orange peel
  • juice of 1 orange
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 3 1/2 ozs caster sugar
  • 1 packet of low sugar raspberry jelly (you can use 20g gelatine instead if you like).

  • Simmer all ingredients except jelly or gelatine for about 10/20 mins.
  • Add the jelly stirring to dissolve.
  • Strain into glasses
  • EAT
The other AMAZING dessert on offer that was a sorely missed festive treat was Delia's posh version of a chocolate log. See the recipe for her absolutely gluten and wheat free Squidgy Chocolate Roulade here

More festiveness on it's way, wheat dodgers. Keep checking the blog!


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