One of the many businesses who call Gillingham, Dorset home is the Guild of Fine Food, organisers of the prestigious Great Taste awards (the world’s largest and most trusted food and drink awards, so a pretty Big Deal). We are honoured to be on their preferred list of accommodation providers and we host members of their judging panel when they travel to Gillingham to blind taste test the widest range of food and drink you could possibly imagine.
We recently met a judge who was here to judge the “free from” category of foods and as she was herself gluten-free and her travelling companion was dairy-free, so was my breakfast offering! Here’s the overnight oats dish I made for them – quantities used may vary, based on the containers that you use, but this is what I did for two portions. The great thing with this recipe is that it can be flexed so many ways, based on people’s preferences; use regular oats instead of gluten-free, cow’s milk yoghurt instead of soya or coconut, switch around the fruits.
Gluten and Dairy-Free Overnight Oats – serves 2
60g gluten-free oatmeal
200ml vanilla flavoured soya yoghurt
150g mixed berries, with a few reserved for decoration
Method: the night before, take two tall glass containers (I used sundae glasses) and fill them with layers of yoghurt, oats and fruit, ending with a layer of yoghurt. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
The following morning, remove from the ‘fridge about an hour before you wish to serve or eat the dish. Top with a layer of fresh fruit and perhaps a sprinkle of cinnamon.
I was delighted that our guests loved it and they kindly left us this feedback:
We stayed at Sunflowers Bed & Breakfast Dorset for one night and were impressed with such high standards and the warm welcome. Thanks for going to so much trouble to cater for our gluten free and dairy free diets. A magnificent breakfast! We know where to stay when we return to Dorset!
Do you also have special dietary needs or preferences? No problem – just let us know when you book and we’ll happily cater for you – right down to the chocolates and treats we provide in the guest rooms.