November 27, 2013
A Cheat's Christmas Treat
I'm really not that hard to please
I don't want much at Christmas- just a nice dinner, maybe some dessert
Whatever the rest of the family is eating is generally OK- maybe just a little tweak or two to make it more Tolerant for us InTolerants, but it's not hard. Especially as all the hard work can already be done for us at the Supermarket....
This is my Christmas Cheat for everyone out there like my MotherInLaw who still thinks someone like me is just 'fussy' and doesn't have a clue what to feed us InTolerants. She has once made lactose and gluten free custard- from a packet- but still didn't trust it and was waiting for it to curdle because it wasn't 'real'...sigh....
Well it can't get any easier than this
Frozen Christmas Pudding- Gluten and Lactose Free
These are the main two ingredients of my pudding, in fact you don't have to add anything else. Of course either of them are quite nice on their own, but when you mix the two together you make a whole new, sublime creation
The Peter's Lactose Free Ice Cream is available at Coles and Woolies, and the pudding I've used today is the Woolworths Macro Free From brand available,of course, from Woolies
This is my little extra splash of Christmas Cheer- liquid Christmas Cake, otherwise known as Pedro Ximenez Sherry. You could use rum or brandy, or just leave it out altogether if you don't have any of this deliciousness on hand. I may gulp down an extra bit to help me deal with my In Laws :)
Soften down your ice cream
I found that the trip home from the shops was the perfect amount of time for this to happen- how handy!
Break up the pudding into nice little chunks- not little crumbs, chunks are nicer for texture
Add to the Ice Cream, along with a decent glugg of sherry, if using
Mix it all up to distribute the yuminess
Then place in a basin, bowl or mould lined with cling film so it's easy to get out when wanted
Frozen pudding with no nasty gluten or lactose to upset my tummy!
A few drips are OK, it's always hot down here in the Southern Hemisphere at Christmas
Perfect for making us InTolerants feel special, and using ingredients that are easy to source, easy to use and delicious to eat- For Everybody!
So Dear Readers, do you enjoy a hot or cold Christmas Pudding, and do you have any issues with your Mother In Law?
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That looks delicious! Perfect pudding for an Aussie Christmas, nice and cold! Just read that we're due for a very hot December...sigh...ReplyDelete
We've had a good hit of it already here Celia, my veggie garden is finally starting to sprout!Delete
What a fitting pudding for our inevitably warm weather. And that's great that you can make it for dairy free eaters and other intolerants! :)ReplyDelete
Thanks Lorraine! I don't see why us InTolerants need miss out on any deliciousness- and this should make it foolproof :)Delete
What a brilliant idea! I wonder if I could do a Christmas treat for Thanksgiving :) I need a gluten free dessert for this weekend.ReplyDelete
Hope it all worked out Maureen, there are so many gfree options now that there's no excuse for the lonely piece of fruit that was always the only gfree option at dessert timeDelete
Hoping the comment thing will work THIS time(!)ReplyDelete
That looks really good. I haven't looked for gluten free pudding - just assumed there would be none... added to my shopping list now :-)
My MIL was a bloody-minded, stroppy old bag. We got on really well because I did as I was told. I still miss her.
My MIL's idea for a camping weekend menu for me was just to cook plain normal wheat pasta for me for each meal- cause that should be OK, shouldn't it?Delete
I was having issues with some comments not going through last week too, but it seems ok now. xox
Yum yum yum yum yum!!!!ReplyDelete
Thanks Lizzy! Hope you're feeling better?Delete
You're hilarious. I swear my in-laws gave me a drinking problem! We're not having Christmas with them this year so I have a better chance of staying sober. Great looking pudding! I always make a frozen pudding at Christmas because a boiled pudding just isn't appealing with all the heat xxReplyDelete
My InLaws are rarely ever sober Charlie! A frozen pudding is much more appealing in 38* heat isn't it :) xoxDelete
Although I'm familiar with the custom of serving Christmas Pudding, I've never had the pleasure of tasting one. Seeing yors, though, is new to me. I only thought they were boiled. I will say this: no matter the temperature outdoors, I would beg for a bit of your Christmas Pudding. It looks fantastic!.ReplyDelete
I wish I could send you some- but I think it would melt on the way! I'm the only one in the family who really likes a traditional pudding, so this makes it a lot more tempting to the rest of them too :)Delete
Lovely thought :) Just add booze to make it incredible, that's the rule at Christmas, right? I usually go for warm but I LOVE the thought of mixing it through ice-creamy goodness & having it chilled. Genius, lady.ReplyDelete
I think that's definitly where the term Christmas Cheer comes from Heidi! Icecream is always a winner in the heat, and this way we get the best of both worlds :)Delete
Mmm I love Christmas pudding - I like mine warm though with cold custard!ReplyDelete
My hubby likes his hot with cold custard and icecream too Lucy. It must be the contrast of temperatures adding to the yumminess :)Delete
Wow!! its so delicious and its perfect for this coming Christmas. Thanks for sharing this.ReplyDelete
Thanks FancySimple! Thanks for stopping by :)Delete
Awwwww BIG HUGS... there is nothing wrong with intolerances and you are not FUSSY! This looks so delicious :)ReplyDelete
Thanks MsIHua! I was told today at a food shop that they don't cater for 'My Kind' here. I thought that was a bit foodist :) xDelete