What a bargain: a crepe maker for $19.00.
I was in a forced situation of having to go to the shopping centres today, for a work related matter, but allowed myself some time to browse as well. Christmas shopping crowds, summer heat and humidity and lack of parking normally keeps me well away from any shopping other than for groceries at this time of the year.
I have spoken before about our Crepe Maker (Breville) which has become an essential part of our gluten free kitchen. We use it to make flat breads, wraps, crepes, galettes, pancakes, pikelets, omelette wraps. The main advantage of this product over a skillet or fry pan on a hotplate is that I can obtain a more consistent control over the cooking heat. Practically, flipping pancakes is much easier on a flat surface than in a frypan with curved sides. I am indeed a very practical person.
The $19.00 price tag on this Crepe Maker on the shelves at KMart makes this a perfect stocking filler or gift.
Six weeks to Christmas.
I hope my list gives you a few ideas and takes the worry out of shopping for Gluten Free Stocking Fillers especially if this is your first gluten free Christmas.
These are my favourites but I have included a more comprehensive list as a page under Gluten Free Shopping.
I would love to hear about your special gluten free treats.
1. Spanish Turron
If you have access to a Spanish or Continental Deli, then look for Turron. A traditional Christmas food, you can try Jijona (soft and smooth) or Alicante (hard and crunchy). I have been able to purchase them from El Mercado in Sydney and Casa Iberica in Melbourne. They are happy to package them up and mail them to me.
2. Italian Style Torrone
Below is just one product I have found available in our area. Ask at your local Italian Deli for Italian torrone or Italian nougat. Just check that the wafer is rice based not wheat.
Nougat Limar Available in Townsville at Sprout, Angelina’s Deli
Another perfect stocking filler…. found at most supermarkets.
4. Outback Spirit Gourmet Packs: Fruit Toppers, Hot Sauces, BBQ Marinades, Chutneys.
I have found these at Target in the Christmas section.
Put together a small basket or hamper of Beerenberg’s jams, relishes, chutneys, mustards, sauces and dressings:
6. Artisan and Handmade Fudge
Most fudges are gluten free, but as always check.
Fudge n Stuff : Gluten Free Fudge, Flinders Street Townsville.
Spotted Dog Fudge: Available for purchase online.
7. Jelly Belly Jelly Beans
You can get these jelly beans in Christmas colours in a tube. Found at lolly shops, Big W and Myer. NB Myer has an enormous range of Jelly Belly products.
8. Leda Gluten Free Rum Balls
Leda Gluten Free Rum Balls are already on the shelves and can be found in the bakery section in Woolworths and in the gluten free section in Coles.