Good morning, everyone, and welcome to Christmas Eve.
As I mentioned, yesterday I had a go at Gluten free bread using a packet of Dove gluten free bread flour. It was certainly different: no kneading, you whisk up a batter, then add the flour and the yeast, let it rise to the top of the tin and then bake. No free-form shaping, etc. The texture is 'funny' but the flavour is quite good and I hope it is acceptable because, even on special, the flour was flipping expensive!
Then I had a go at making pastry using the same flour to make a few mince pies for gluten free person. It's brown flour so the results look rather - er - 'healthy', but the little nibble I tried was OK, I know the mincemeat is nice as it is my own home-made stuff and I smothered them with caster sugar once they had cooled. I only made three so, if they are rejected with scorn, it's not a problem.
I got the ironing done although there's a little bit left for today. In fact, this morning is filled with 'little bits' although I've made a good start. The ham is on, the giblets are on and the sprouts are peeled and in a bag in the fridge. I just have to finish bits off, do a general tidy, a bit of a clean (the bits that show) and go over my lists and then I can start prepping for this evening - not that it will take much prepping really.
To you, all my readers, I would like to wish a very, very happy and peaceful Christmas with lots of good things to give you contentment and joy.