Tuesday 28 November 2017

Free from Baking kits from Tesco.

When I think of "Free From" food I always think of Tesco....They have such a great range that seems to be growing every week.....They have a fantastic section dedicated just to Christmas including some great baking kits which we have been trying out! 

These kits are all free from Gluten, Wheat and Milk....

Becky decided to take charge and wanted to give these a try so I let her....I was just there to offer advice and pass her things.

Tesco Free From Vanilla Christmas Jumper Cake Kit - £3.50

You can make and decorate your own Christmas jumper vanilla cake which contains rice flour and potato starch, with icing sugar, dairy free dark chocolate chips and multi coloured decorations.

This was simple to make. Add the dairy free spread, eggs and water then put it in a cake tin and bake....Simple. 

The instructions did try to over complicate things. It suggested using grease proof paper to trace the jumper stencil that is on the inside of the box and use that as a template which I thought was a bit silly....I just cut the stencil out and placed that on the cake and cut around it....It was stronger than grease proof paper.

We had a bit of a mishap decorating the cake....I melted the chocolate and lost the packet which was the piping bag. We just spread the chocolate on....It didn't make a difference to how it tasted. Phew!

The cake was lovely....It didn't last 24 hours. We ate it all. It was a good size and fun to make. 

It sort of looks like a jumper....Maybe if you squint your eyes a little....

Tesco Free From Chocolate Brownie Christmas Pudding Kit - £2.50

The free from microwaveable brownie Christmas pudding kit contains rice flour, with icing sugar and multi coloured decorations.

I loved this kit....It was so quick and easy to use. All it took was 3 minutes and 50 seconds in the mircrowave....It took longer to cool than it did to actually make it. hehehe

Becky did the mixing and all I had to do was get it out of the bowl. We didn't line the bowl. We just greased it with the dairy free spread and it worked. There was only a tiny bit that stuck. Phew!

I think I used the perfect sized bowl....I was going to use a smaller one but while it was in the microwave the mixture nearly rose to the top of the bowl. This is it before and after cooking....

Doesn't it look great! It tasted fantastic too! I think this would be something we buy again for Christmas....It is perfect just to make when you need a dessert.

We still have the Tesco Free From 3D Gingerbread Star Kit to make. I am going to make it sometime this week while the girls are at school as it looks a little more of a challenge to make than the jumper cake and pudding...

The gingerbread mix contains rice flour, potato starch and corn starch, with icing sugar and silver star decorations and costs £3.00.

We were sent these baking kits free of charge to try out in exchange for this blog post.


  1. So many of my kids don't like Christmas pudding I think I may make a chocolate pudding like this instead for them.

  2. These do look great, and as my son and I are milk and wheat intolerant, I do need to check them out!

  3. Oh my, these look amazing. I absolutely love Tesco for their free from range, every week they have more and more and it makes life a lot easier when you have some one in the family with Coeliac disease :) Guess where I am going for Christmas treats #TriedTested

  4. I am liking the look of the Christmas jumper cake! They seem so reasonably priced too - I never check out this range but shall do in future! Sim xx #PoCoLo

  5. Ahh so that's what she was cooking :) I love the pudding, I may have to see if I can find these in our Tesco (we only have a small one near us and it's so hard to find things in there, we have three huge co-ops and two huge Sainsburys on the doorstep though!) I'm doing my best to go free from gluten and milk but it's hard sometimes, especially finding a nice cake recipe that's easy to make.

  6. I can totally tell that is a jumper! Obvs 😉 I love the Christmas pudding it looks really pretty. I think these kits are really fun to do with the kids. Becky did an amazing job x

  7. so fun! I wish we had something like that here! We have a Trader Joe's that kind of does things like this, but not quite.