I have been rethinking some of our Easter traditions in regards to our gluten free, sugar free lifestyle.
Some traditions are easy enough to adapt.
Our passover meal will only require the change to some gluten free flatbread.
Our Good Friday tradition of hot chocolate and homemade hot cross buns will require a little adapting.
Last year at this time I was back to eating wheat so that I could have a coeliac test so it wasn't an issue,
this year I am looking for gluten free and grain free hot cross bun recipes- I think I need to try a couple first to find the best one to make on the day.
It will be easy enough to adapt the hot chocolate to fructose free by adding in dextrose instead.
I will be able to adapt the Mazurka Cake recipe by changing the castor sugar for dextrose and adjusting the cooking time.
Our Easter Egg hunt will go ahead as usual, keeping with the party food for parties theme,
but with a few less eggs,
I have bought myself some Lindt 85% chocolate eggs
and VCH has insisted on his usual caramel eggs.
Our Easter basket will be undergoing a couple of slight transformations.
Instead of rock candy I have got some stones that I have written in white pen
He is Risen on one side and John 3:16 on the other.
The other change to the box will be instead of jelly beans in plastic eggs I will put coloured beads and a necklace base so they can make their own Witness necklace/ bracelet.
Instead of the chocolate coins I will give each child a new $1 coin.
I have ordered some Easter books- so hoping they arrive in time!
But I am still on the lookout for a lamb to add to our collection.
This year I want to make one of
some of these
and maybe even these
head over to my pinterest board for some of my inspiration.