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Jean Simmonds

Recipes for allergy sufferer.

A friend had developed horrendous allergic reactions to all fruit and dairy products. Most people have stopped asking her and her husband to dinner because she is difficult to feed but I want to continue inviting her.

Main courses aren't difficult but can anyone help me with desserts that are both fruit and dairy free please?

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Welshcookie

Dairy-free recipes

Have you explored the 'free-from' sites? And have you considered using Pure and other dairy substitutes using soya milk?

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Honey

Recipes for allergy sufferer

I agree, if you use the Pure sunflower spread instead of butter and soya milk instead of cow's, that gets over the hurdle of desserts and if you want to serve a custard... I've found that the Alpro Custard you can buy is quite palatable as long as you don't think vanilla custard when you have it. The Pure website has loads of recipes that would help you with finding suitable desserts.

I'm sure your friends will be delighted with your efforts to find a solution to their unfortunate problem. A simple Treacle Sponge and custard usually goes down well in this house. You could make individual ones.

H x

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Jean Simmonds

Dairy and fruit free recipes

Thanks for your help, I managed the last meal for my friend with 'free from' ice cream etc but just wondered if anyone had any other ideas. Treacle sponge is a good thought!

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Honey

How about...

A Coffee and Hazelnut meringue sandwiched together with a non dairy cream? I think you can buy Alpro cream. I have a Hazelnut meringue recipe in my profile (click on my name), you could just ignore the Apricot sauce. Perhaps you could flavour the cream with Tia Maria or Amaretto.

H x

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Honey

Recipes

Another thought... I made a gateau using the Swedish Glace (ice-cream substitute) once. I had the idea I would replicate the combinations of an the old Artic Roll. I made three fatless sponges (Swiss Roll recipe... or you could make meringues and sandwiched them together with the 'ice-cream'. I used a jam layer, but you would have to think about an alternative... Nutella perhaps? Mmmm, perhaps there's dairy in that... you would need to read the jar... I don't know. Alternate layers of sponge, Nutella and ice-cream. Final layer of cream substitute and perhaps chocolate curls on the top?

H x

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Honey

Nutella

Nutella was first created in the 1940s by Mr Pietro Ferrero, a patisserie maker and founder of the Ferrero company. Second World War rationing meant that cocoa beans were in short supply. To extend the chocolate ratios, Mr Ferrero mixed toasted hazelnuts with cocoa, cocoa butter and vegetable oil to create 'Pasta Gianduja', which was originally sold in loaves.

In 1949 Ferrero altered the original recipe so it could easily be spread onto bread and was then known as 'Supercrema Gianduja'. In 1964, reflecting one of the main ingredients, it was renamed nutella. In the same year, nutella was introduced to the UK. Over 45 years later, it is our number one spread.

Is Nutella suitable for vegetarians ?
Nutella is absolutely suitable for vegetarians as the whey powder used to produce all our products is not derived from processes that use rennet, of animal origin.

 
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