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Roast dinners can seem like a mission at the best of times - but what about when you have to make a gluten free roast dinner with someone who has coeliac disease? Not only do you have to find gluten free substitutes, but you also have to be careful of cross contamination.
The easiest answer? Make the whole thing gluten free! While you might be sceptical, this is the easiest and safest option when making a gluten free roast dinner. Plus, with products as good as the gluten free Yorkshire puddings from The Real Yorkshire Pudding Co, I can pretty much guarantee your friends and family won’t even notice what they are eating is gluten free. Mine didn’t, until they realised I was eating it all too!
I first discovered The Real Yorkshire Pudding Co’s gluten free Yorkshire puddings in Asda and they have been an absolute game changer! While a lot of gluten free products are often tiny, these are huge and they taste incredible! It’s no wonder they won gold in the Free From Awards this year.
The large gluten free Yorkshire puddings are the perfect addition to a gluten free roast dinner - and if you’re still unsure of how to make the perfect gluten free roast, I’ve teamed up with The Real Yorkshire Pudding Co for Coeliac Awareness Week this week to bring you my top tips for a super-delicious, coeliac-friendly roast dinner.
My tips for the perfect gluten free roast dinner
Be aware of cross contamination
If you’re cooking for someone with coeliac disease, you have to be very careful of cross contamination. Anything that contains gluten should be kept well away from gluten free food. That means separate trays, separate spoons, separate chopping boards, and wiping down surfaces before you prepare gluten free food.
That goes for serving up too
If you’re not plating the roast up beforehand, make sure separate serving spoons and tongs are used for each dish. Especially if the gluten free guest wants to go back for seconds! It can sound like a faff, but even a tiny crumb of gluten can make someone with coeliac disease very ill, so it’s important to be aware of this.
Go 100% gluten free
To make life easier, I’d recommend making everything gluten free! That way cross contamination won’t be an issue. Don’t let this daunt you, it’s really very simple. Gluten free gravy and stuffing mixes are easy to find in the supermarket, and you can use gluten free flour on your roast potatoes to crisp them up (I like to add some salt and rosemary to mine for extra crunch and flavour!) Use cornflour to thicken your homemade gravy, and you can easily create a white or cheese sauce with gluten free flour if you’re using this in your roast too.
Make life easier
Don’t feel you have to make everything from scratch! Creating the perfect roast dinner relied heavily on timings, and if you’re new to making gluten free foods, you can’t always expect them to behave in the same way as ‘normal’ ones. The best option is where you can, make things easier and buy pre-made products. Plus, now I’ve tasted The Real Yorkshire Pudding Co’s gluten free Yorkshire puddings, I’m confident I could not make anything as good! Once you bring the meat out of the oven to rest, just pop these in for 3-4 minutes and they’re done.
What are your gluten free roast dinner tips?
So there you have it, my top tips for creating the perfect gluten free roast dinner. Of course, every roast dinner needs gluten free Yorkshire puddings, no matter what the meat (or nut roast, if that’s your preference)! I’d love to know if you have any tips I’ve missed for making a delicious gluten free, coeliac-friendly roast dinner. Comment below and let me know if there is anything I have missed!
The Real Yorkshire Pudding Co's large gluten free Yorkshire puddings come in packs of four and are available in Asda, Sainsbury's and Morrisons and packs of six at Waitrose. Make sure you give their Facebook page a like too!