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Eton Mess

Eton mess is such a simple dessert to make and naturally gluten and wheat free. Made with broken meringues, strawberries and cream, it’s a winning combination! This dessert always goes down well in our house and is a great dinner party pudding, with minimal work. Taking just 10 minutes to make (the non-alcoholic version), it gives you plenty of time to get the other courses prepared and more time to get yourself ready for when your friends come over! The dessert is traditionally served at Eton College’s prize-giving picnic on June 4th, hence the name. You could always make your own meringues, if you have the time, but for speed, I tend to use shop bought ones. You can substitute the strawberries for other fruit - try raspberries, blackberries or blueberries, or go for a mixed berry combo. Adding a drizzle of port, Kirsch or Cointreau transforms this pudding into a delicious adult-only version.

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Baked Apples

These sweet treats that are baked in the oven are particularly good on a winter’s night. Naturally gluten and wheat free, they are best served with vanilla ice cream.

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Hummus

Hummus is so versatile; it’s great in sandwiches and wraps and is the perfect dip for crudités, crisps and tortillas. Can be made in less than 15 minutes and is naturally gluten free, vegetarian and vegan friendly too!

Welcome to gluten-wheat-free.co.uk, a website with recipe ideas and information to assist with a gluten and/or wheat free diet.

More and more people are having to or are choosing to remove gluten and wheat from their diets. Those suffering from coeliac disease have an adverse reaction to gluten, a dietary protein found in three types of cereal: wheat, barley and rye. Eating foods containing gluten can result in very serious symptoms, and therefore a strict gluten free diet is a necessity.

With so many people being diagnosed with Coeliac Disease, it is becoming increasingly easier to buy gluten and wheat free products. Food manufacturers and supermarkets have to label their foods clearly, highlighting whether the product contains gluten and wheat. Restaurants are much more aware of the need for both gluten and wheat free options on their menus and ensuring that there is no gluten and wheat cross contamination when food is being prepared and cooked.

There are many other reasons why people choose to omit gluten and wheat from their diets. Life style choice, intolerance, can help some skin conditions, can help with the symptoms of IBS, less flatulence and the desire to eat less processed foods are just some. Removing foods that contain wheat and gluten has become popular amongst athletes, with many high profile and successful sports stars following a gluten and wheat free diet.

If you are considering removing wheat or gluten from your diet, it is advisable to seek medical advice first by speaking to your GP or healthcare professional.

There is a wealth of information about Coeliac Disease on the following website:  https://www.coeliac.org.uk/home/

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