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    1. kolka added a post in a topic I Am Soooo New - What Makes Up A gluten-free Flour Blend   

      I use 3 parts white rice flour, 2 parts potato starch, 1 part tapioca starch. Don't forget to add xantham gum if you're using an old glutenous recipe. This flour blend works the best for me. I use it in place of all purpose flour for all of my old recipes.

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    2. kolka added a post in a topic Attn: Larry Mac   

      Thanks, Larry.

      Now, for the sourdough starter - I've been mixing and feeding mine everyday. At what point can I store it in the fridge? How long can it stay in the fridge without feeding and mixing it? Does storing it int the fridge compromise its quality - I mean, no yeast in the air in the fridge as there is yeast in the air in the kitchen. Can it be left indefinitely out of the fridge as long as I feed/mix it everyday (every other day)?
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    3. kolka added a topic in Gluten-Free Recipes - Baking & Cooking Tips   

      Attn: Larry Mac
      I tried to pm you with an important question. Did you get it?
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    4. kolka added a post in a topic Best Bread!   

      Would you please post the recipes? TIA.
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    5. kolka added a post in a topic The Most Delicious Home-made Gluten Free Bread I've Ever Tasted...   

      Skinnyminny, could you please share your recipe? Does it hold together for a sandwhich? I loved Lorka's bread, I liked Bette Hagman's yeast free bread, but they both crumbled. Is it because I do it by hand? Would it hold together if done by machine? I love the flavor and texture of these breads, but I really want a sandwich. I'm still new to gluten-free, so real bread is a very recent memory for me. I just want to know if what I have now is as good as it gets.
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    6. kolka added a post in a topic Can Anyone Recommend A Good Breadmaker?   

      Do you HAVE to use a bread machine to get a decent loaf of bread? Do you have to buy gluten free pantry's mix? Isn't there a way we can get the gluten free pantry's recipe? I'll break down and buy a bread machine if I have to, but why can't it be done in the oven with a loaf pan?
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    7. kolka added a post in a topic Frozen Muffins Really Really Good, Bread Not So Much.   

      Uh-oh. I made a mistake with the measurements:

      I wrote that it calls for 1 rounded teaspoon. That' wrong. It should be ONE ROUNDED TABLESPOON.

      I made this again today. I came out better with the correct measurement, but it still rises funny - lopsided. I tried to spoon it into the pan properly. It rises up very high, but is lopsided. Whatdya do to fix that? -still new to gluten-free baking so I have to learn more tricks.
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    8. kolka added a post in a topic Aaaarrrrgggg!   

      Thanks for the Alton Brown tip.

      I baked the second batch just now this morning after being in the fridge all night and they still spread like crazy. So, I'll cut back on the amount of butter next time? There's nothing that I can cut back on - still need two eggs. There's no other liquid in it.

      I'm just so frustrated, using the butter, flours, the time that goes into it and then it turns out to be all wasted.
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    9. kolka added a post in a topic Aaaarrrrgggg!   

      Thanks for the responses. I will chill the other half of the dough overnight and try baking it tomorrow.

      Clarified butter - I clarify the butter because my dd is casein-free. She can't have any dairy except clarified butter and that's because when you clarify butter, the casein is removed. We can't eat crisco or margarine for health reasons. Therefore, the only options are clarified butter, coconut oil and lard.

      Where do you buy non-hydrogenated lard? Do Spanish or Asians markets have it?
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    10. kolka added a topic in Gluten-Free Recipes - Baking & Cooking Tips   

      Sorry, still new to gluten-free baking and very frustrated.

      I made chocolate chip cookies, Bette Hagman's recipe:

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    11. kolka added a post in a topic Pavlova - Best Dessert Ever   

      How about a gluten-free nanaimo bar? Do you have a recipe?
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    12. kolka added a topic in Gluten-Free Recipes - Baking & Cooking Tips   

      ? Re: Coconut Milk
      For folks who are dairy-free, I understand that coconut milk is an option. Someone here posted a recipe for ice cream (please be so kind as to post again, thx). However, I've been buying cultured soy for dd and now I find out that she (and I) shouldn't eat much soy. Is there a way to culture the coconut milk? I suppose that I can make a pudding out of it and she might not notice. You can buy acidophilus at GNC or any health store. Would this work? We used to make our own yogurt all the time and I miss it.
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    13. kolka added a post in a topic Bread Crumbs   

      Which brand of Worcestershire is gluten-free? Do the cheap brands have gluten?

      P.S. I put gluten-free bread in the processer with a couple of cloves of garlic and a wedge of onion and a couple of sprigs of parsley and puree it all and freeze in a zip lock bag. other seasons, oregano, etc., can be added later.
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    14. kolka added a post in a topic Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies   

      Sorry, I meant to change that to gluten-free flour mix. I used Bette Hagman's gluten-free blend: 6 parts rice, 2 parts potato starch flour, 1 part tapioca starch flour
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    15. kolka added a post in a topic Frozen Muffins Really Really Good, Bread Not So Much.   

      Larry/Kaycee: You were right - I made a loaf of yeast-free bread and this will be my bread from now on. I guess I automatically thought that bread had to have yeast.

      I got this recipe from Bette Hagman, but I replaced the 4 cups of 'four flour bean mix' with rice, etc.

      2 cups gluten-free flour 1 rounded tsp baking powder
      2/3 cup sorghum 1 tsp salt
      2/3 cup tapioca 3 eggs, 2 egg whites
      2/3 cup sweet rice 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
      1 TBSP xanthan 2 TBSP honey
      1/3 cup brown sugar 1 tsp vinegar
      1 tsp baking soda 1
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