(Closed) Enough gluten free options?

posted 5 years ago in Food
  • poll: What gluten free dessert should we serve?
    Apple crisp : (4 votes)
    50 %
    Cake : (1 votes)
    13 %
    Variety of cupcakes : (2 votes)
    25 %
    Other : (1 votes)
    13 %
  • Post # 3
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    4664 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    If gluten free cake = flourless cake, be ready for a storm, ’cause that shit is delicious. I’m not allergic to gluten but I’d be mad if there was flourless cake and I didn’t get any hahaha. 

    If it’s a flour substitute, then go with cupcakes and/or apple crisp.

    Also be aware that anyoe who is actually allergic might not be able to eat half that stuff anyway — if the rice crackers are even on the same plate as the regular ones, there might be problems. People who legit have celiac’s have serious cross-contamination issues. 

    You’d be stunned at how hard it is to make some of those dishes gluten free… but a good caterer can totally do it. 

    Post # 4
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    309 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I am gluten free but because of health reasons and not diet ones. Also, I am a bad gluten free person so when I am invited to events where there isn’t an option for me, I load up on the salads and eat as little as possible on glutenous carbs. Can I mention how much I actually love bread, I just can’t process it very well. Sad really. I think it’s awesome that you have so many options for your gluten free guests. Yes, celiacs is a whole other beast when it comes to this type of event. But for the most part, most celiacs are well prepared for going to events where food is served in an uncontrolled manner.

    Gluten free rolls are a luxury to me at events like this and you have plenty of other food people can load up on. But a gluten free option for dessert is awesome! I strongly encourage doing something sweet on the GF side.

    Post # 5
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    501 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2023

    Meringue! I have a whole host of RSVPs come back with gluten, wheat, dairy free etc. So we’re going to give them all meringue and fruit, with some kind of sugary fruity sauce. 

    Post # 6
    Member
    857 posts
    Busy bee

    As a coeliac, I would LOVE to come to this wedding! Oh my god – what a treat!

    Bread is a really, REALLY hard thing to get right, so if you know anyone who can recommend good gf bread rolls (ask your guests) then you’ll be okay. Unfortunately I live in the UK so can’t recommend anything! But I always see it as a massive treat if I get gf bread rolls anywhere.

    Don’t be worried about your GF guests having a different dessert than everyone else. They are used to it. Chocolate cakes tend to be good when gf, as do any cakes that contain fruit as the moisture helps.

    Anything dry = bad. Like pastry. It’s just bad. I’d rather have a good cake, than a flaky pastry just because everyone else is eating pastry. That said, maybe apple crisp would fit in with the ‘theme’ better and wouldn’t seem so different?

    Keep all gf food separate from the normal food and make sure each plate has its own serving tongues.

    Coeliac’s are used to all manner of things when they go out to eat, so remember – this will be amazing for them! 🙂

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