Back in the day, when Christmas wasn’t quite so commercialised, one would receive a Christmas Stocking and one other gift.
Life was simple and uncomplicated and many of my peers have memories of this Christmas Stocking : cardboard backing with material netting and containing a comic, a packet of lollies and a few bits and bobs such as whistles, yo-yos, toy car, tin clickers.
With too much time on my hands, I decided that a gluten free Christmas Stocking could be easily (if not roughly) made.
A cookbook, lollies, caramels, chocolates and there it is, my version of a gluten free Christmas Stocking.
So if you are still looking for inspiration: gluten free or otherwise, then put together a few items, sew together cardboard and a scrap of curtain material and personalise a Christmas Stocking gift.
Can I afford another Gluten Free Recipe Book?
Can I find space on my bookcase for one more recipe book?
Do I really need another gluten free recipe book?
Will I make any of the recipes?
Yes. No. No. Maybe.
But my husband has already bookmarked a number of mains and I have taken note of a number of sweets. So I think that I really did need to have this book.
Perfect as a Christmas or special occasion gift, this Women’s Weekly recipe book lives up to its reputation.
There are lots of new ideas for produce already in your kitchen but also a few yummy recipes:
Raspberry and Chocolate Brownie
Almond, Coconut and Pineapple Slice
Orange and White Chocolate Blondie
Banana and Maple Syrup Loaf
Baked Ricotta with Caramelised Onions and Flatbreads
Pina Colada Smoothie
Have a look at this product : Cocktail – R-Evolution which allows you to make bubbles, pearls and foam to add a little something special to your Christmas drinks.
“Mixology is now an art so stop simply mixing alcohols with juices! Learn how to deconstruct your favorite cocktails and serve your mojitos in a large bubble that will explode in your mouth, bite into a layered martini or add a touch of airy lime foam to your tequila shots!”
Non-alcoholic – perfect for the teenager.
Fun – perfect for all ages.
Gluten Free – perfect for those with coeliac disease.
I found them at Myer for $29.95 with the bonus being all Christmas food products are 20% discounted.
Ingredients : Cold Soluble Gelatin, Calcium Lactate, Sodium Alginate, Xanthan Gum, Soy Lecithin