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Gluten Free Ultimate Christmas Pudding

Asked by Byll. Answered on 18th November 2015

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I want to make Nigella's Utlimate Christmas Pudding recipe (using Pedro Ximenez sherry). But can I use gluten-free flour?

Our answer

Nigella's Ultimate Christmas Pudding (from Christmas and on the Nigella website) is made using fresh white breadcrumbs and plain (all-purpose) flour. Unfortunately we have not made the pudding with gluten-free ingredients so cannot guarantee the results but we believe that it should be possible to use gluten-free ingredients.

The breadcrumbs can be replaced with fresh gluten-free breadcrumbs. For the plain flour we would suggest replacing it with half of a gluten-free plain flour blend and half ground almonds (almond meal). You may also need to check the suet as some are dusted with flour. if you cannot find a gluten free version then replace the suet with the same weight of coarsely grated vegetable shortening or coconut oil. Freeze the fat overnight to make it easier to grate.

You may also like to look at Nigella's gluten-free fruitcakes for Christmas. The Date And Marmalade Christmas Cake (from Simply Nigella and on the Nigella website) and the Gorgeously Golden Fruit Cake (from Christmas and also on the Nigella website).

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