Gluten Free Christmas

This post is a summary of gluten free recipes for festive occasions, especially Christmas, when you can cook delicious food for family and friends and no one will know that the menu is gluten free. You can find the link to a post with recipes that can be used to create your own gluten free gifts for family and friends here. All posts with Christmas related recipes are tagged and can be found under the category Christmas menu.

Gluten free recipes for Christmas

Last year I have written a special post, dedicated to our real Christmas menu with links to recipes, and special notes on the timeline for all preparations. For this year Christmas table some traditional dishes will stay, some new ones will be added.

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Our Christmas menu for this year:

Cured salmon with horseradish sauce

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Sour cream, horseradish and dill sauce is prepared by mixing 2 parts of sour cream with one part of commercial gluten free horseradish and one part of finely chopped dill.

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Smoked trout and vegetable salad

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or fresh crab  salad with vegetables

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This salad has either smoked trout, or cooked fresh crab meat, mixed with fresh and cooked vegetables (cooked carrot, fresh onion, fresh or dill cucumbers (or both), canned baby peas), hard-boiled eggs, with the dressing made from 2 parts of gluten free egg mayonnaise and 1 part Maille Dijonnaise.

Herrings with layered vegetables (herrings under “fur coat”)

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It is a layered salad of herrings picked in brine, onions, sour cream, hard-boiled eggs with cooked root vegetables (carrots and beetroot, I do not use potatoes, present in the traditional recipe), topped with gluten free mayonnaise.

No dressing fresh salad

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Bug ravioli

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Three bird roast

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Fresh berry salad

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with creme Anglaise,

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dairy free version here

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Chocolate orange biscuits, with different shortcrust base here

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Tuile biscuits

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Plum pastila, use recipe for apple pastila with thick plum puree replacing apple puree

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Jaffa cakes

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Mixed peel Christmas pies

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Kiev cake, new for us, and absolutely amazing! (Hazelnut meringue, layered with 2 creams: vanilla cream with Calvados and chocolate cream, recipe to be published)

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I can suggest more recipes, suitable for Christmas table.

Dried fruit cake

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Sultana and Inca berries cake

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Dried apricots, raisins, cranberries and walnut tray bake (reduced sugar and fat recipe).

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Buckwheat loaf cake with walnuts and dried apricots

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Caramelised onion tartlets

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Napoleon Cake

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Vanilla cream horns and berry tartlets

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I am happy to answer any questions regarding all the above recipes. Happy planning!

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