Product Reviews, Restaurant Reviews and Recipes: All GLUTEN FREE!
It’s always exciting when new GLUTEN FREE products are launched, especially when they’re part of the M&S “Made without Wheat” range. This ever-expanding range of coeliac appropriate foods includes some real tasty delights such as Strawberry Trifle, Blackcurrant Ripple Loaf, Prawn Mayonnaise Sandwiches and Sweet & Sour Chicken Meals and now has been expanded to include Cheese & Onion Rolls (like sausage rolls but with a non-meat filling), Dinky Sausage Rolls (in pack of 10 which can be eaten hot and /or cold and are party sized) and Bacon & Cheese Puff Pastry Tarts (in a pack of 2). So what are they like?
M&S have always been pretty good to Coeliacs with their extensive literature on their website, listings of stores with GF Products as well as lots of good quality products that are part of their “Made without Wheat” range. Many I have reviewed including Sweet Treats: Mini Hazelnut Praline Cakes, Rhubarb Crumble, Blackcurrant Ripple Loaf, Extremely Strawberry Triffle & New York Cheesecake,Victoria Sandwich, Lemon Drizzle Cake, Mince Pies, Hot Fudge Pudding and Triple Chocolate Cookies) Savoury Items (Quiche Lorraine, Chicken & Mushroom CrispBakes) and M&S Bread products (Soft White Baps, Sliced White Boule, Soft Brown Baps and Fruit Loaf) and their sandwiches. (M&S Products also appear in my Chocolate Bar listing, Chocolate Box listing, Easter Egg listing, Mince Pie review and my 2015 Advent Calendar listing) so it is exciting when they launch a new product, and you find it!
Cheese & Onion Rolls: Well, these are a variation on a traditional sausage roll with a creamy cheesy filling. The pastry has several layers of puff pastry surrounding a soft gooey mixture, although it remains in one piece rather than melting and going mushy. The pastry is light and individual sheets have puffed up once it is fully cooked with a decent shading of colour (unlike some other rather pale pastries!). These are a good portion size with two rolls in one pack.
A good classic snack which looks and taste rather good.
Dinky Sausage Rolls: Joining their larger cousins of “Made without Wheat” Sausage Rolls, this 10 party-sized pack has a good salty meat filling with crisp puff pastry which has several layers. They are bite sized so able to be enjoyed in large mouthfuls.
Easy to heat up in the oven (from frozen or fridge) in just 10 minutes or so! And they do come out with a good crunch and warmed throughout.
And the final NEW product in this range from M&S “Made without Wheat” is the Bacon & Cheese Puff Pastry Tarts. They are sold in packs of two and already in the uncooked state, you can see the layers of pastry surrounding a generous filling. When cooking in the oven, they smell like quiches with a cheesy filling and the lightness of the pastry is the joy of this dish. It is crumbly as pastry and so so light.
The filling is very similar to the quiche if a little runnier and softer (whereas the quiche is a little more solid) but tasty with the saltiness of the bacon cutting through the creamy cheese. And as you can see, the pastry does fill out and spread a little so it is really a puff pastry tart!
A super filling tart which has a great taste, lightness in the pastry and a good filling. Another super GLUTEN FREE or “Made without Wheat” Dish by M&S.
If you are a member of Coeliac UK, they produce a comprehensive directory which covers over 16,000 food and drink items (including GLUTEN FREE Chocolate Bars). This is available in a paper-based Manual and online FREE to members of Coeliac UK. They have also published an Easter listing (although it is not as visually EGG-citing as my posts and excludes many Chocolatiers and High Street stores covered in my posts).
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This information was correct as of May 2017.
But as I am learning, ingredients do change and therefore you should always read the label and check for yourself whether it is GLUTEN FREE or not!