Tips on Adapting Holiday Recipes to Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free

“There is more to adjusting recipes than simply switching flours,” says Debbie Moose of the News Observer . “Baking is chemistry. For results that won’t disappoint, we’re going to have to science the heck out of this!”

New Gluten Free Resource Guide

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Says The Celiac Scene, “The tips below may overwhelm the casual celiac baker – but adopting even one suggestion is sure to improve your efforts. For the definitive resource on understanding gluten-free baking – and enjoying success every time – look to the New Gluten-Free Resource Guide. Available for purchase online. 


Click on image for Stained Glass Window Recipe using Pamela’s All-Purpose Flour Artisan Blend

The recipe included in this post is no doubt delicious, but it is a complex one. If no-fuss, fail-proof mixes are your preference, see Pamela’s Products’ 28 Cookie Recipes for 12 Days of Christmas! Pamela’s Mixes are versatile, delectable and offer many dairy-free variations.

If you live in Victoria, Lifestyle Markets on Douglas Street carries the most comprehensive selection of gluten-free flours and baking ingredients in all of British Columbia.


“Tradition is a big part of holiday baking,” Debbie Moose goes on to say. “Grandma’s fruitcake, Dad’s coconut cake, decorating sugar cookies with the kids – food memories are powerful this time of year. But what happens when those cherished family treats run up against family members who have converted to dairy-free or gluten-free diets? Often, they get shelved.”

Substituting Gluten-Free Flours