Over the last few years, the interest and market in gluten-free products has expanded considerably. Increasingly space in supermarkets is being given over to “free from” products.
There was a time, not that long ago, when gluten-free food was only available on prescription – it was a medical need for a small minority of people with coeliac disease.
However, now it is main-stream and the foodservice industry not only has a regulation requirement to inform consumers of dishes that are free from gluten but there is a rising consumer base interested in the products.
Hence the Christmas practical of making gluten free mince pies.