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#1 aprildawn700

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Posted 01 November 2009 - 06:08 AM

Hello all,

Just signed up for this forum, so forgive me if this is not posted in the appropriate place! I am an extremely super, super sensitive celiac so my question is directed at other super sensitives. Have any of you tried Jules gluten free flour? If so, did you react to it? I am cooking a Thanksgiving dinner this year and having some flour I can use would be very helpful. I have tried several of the pre-packaged varieties out there and reacted to them. I also make my own rice flour a lot, however it comes out gritty and coarse, and is not useful for baking. Jules website states that they use very strict manufacturing procedures, so it sounds promising. However, at 19.95 per bag, I'd like to have a better idea about whether I will have to throw it out or not! Anyone who has tried it please let me know..Thanks
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Posted 01 November 2009 - 06:23 AM

Hello all,

Just signed up for this forum, so forgive me if this is not posted in the appropriate place! I am an extremely super, super sensitive celiac so my question is directed at other super sensitives. Have any of you tried Jules gluten free flour? If so, did you react to it? I am cooking a Thanksgiving dinner this year and having some flour I can use would be very helpful. I have tried several of the pre-packaged varieties out there and reacted to them. I also make my own rice flour a lot, however it comes out gritty and coarse, and is not useful for baking. Jules website states that they use very strict manufacturing procedures, so it sounds promising. However, at 19.95 per bag, I'd like to have a better idea about whether I will have to throw it out or not! Anyone who has tried it please let me know..Thanks

I usually bake with several flours and have one flour blend in my cupboard which I have also not been satisfied with.....I have ordered Jules Flour and I should be getting my flour next week.....I was on the fence with the price too..BUT when I calculated out what I was paying for my usual Flour Blend it calculated out (with free shipping) to be cheaper, remember her bags are 5lbs and not 2 or 3 like some other flour blends.....She also offers a sample pack for you to try to see if you like it......Jules herself has Celiac so I think she would be very savvy with Cross Contamination Issues. I wanted a good flour blend to make all those Holiday Goodies I used to make without all that GRITTY and COARSE feeling you get from other flour blends. Jules Flour has a special buy 3 5lb bags and get free shipping. SO I thought I would try it!
I will let you know how it works...I do alot of baking so we will see!
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Posted 01 November 2009 - 11:19 AM

There are several very high end flours that are wonderful. IE: Better Batter FLour: Meister's Flour:Domata Living FLour: Authenic FLour has super fine brown rice or super fine white rice flour. I use this to make Annalise Roberts flour blend for use with her wonderful cookbook. It is the best...Jules FLour blend.
When you buy preblended flours you do not have to add xanthan gum . Plus it is a correct blend, much easier for them to do the math instead of me trying to figure out how much of this or that!
It would be hard to say if you will react even if another sensitive person had success with a flour blend. Not everyone responds in the same way. For instance many on here love Bob's Red Mill but I react to it so I try to avoid that brand but for others its wonderful.
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If anyone is looking for a stuffing mix that is good Celiac Specialies is a great one , seasoning pack included in separate packaging.
And you can have pumpkin pie without a crust! Just make your favorite filling , grease the pan or dish well add filling & bake. Perfect every time & a way lot less calories. We never eat the crust anyway...
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Posted 03 November 2009 - 01:29 PM

Thanks for the responses! I think I will go ahead and order the flour and try it out.
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Posted 05 November 2009 - 05:44 AM

Maybe a new flour mill would be a good idea? I got one recently and it is so much better than the coffee grinder that I was using. I make my own flour blends and that way I can visually inspect and wash the grain first. I have pulled out grains that looked like gluten from millet and corn. If Jules is really pure enough for a super sensitive, it would be worth the $20, it is a lot of work to make flour free of contamination.
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Posted 05 November 2009 - 08:59 AM

Maybe a new flour mill would be a good idea? I got one recently and it is so much better than the coffee grinder that I was using. I make my own flour blends and that way I can visually inspect and wash the grain first. I have pulled out grains that looked like gluten from millet and corn. If Jules is really pure enough for a super sensitive, it would be worth the $20, it is a lot of work to make flour free of contamination.



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Where did you buy your grain mill? that is really scary about the corn. Probably explains why I can't eat cornmeal without a reaction. Thanks!
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Posted 20 November 2009 - 05:08 AM

Sorry I took so long to answer. I don't come on here very often. I bought a manual grain mill, Country Living. It's not for everyone to manually grind their grain. I really like it though. The first mill came tested with flour. They included a little package of the flour so I could see how fine it was. I freaked when I saw that in my gluten free house! I contacted them and they sent me a new one tested with rice. It was still highly contaminated with gluten and I had to put 12 cups of flour through it until the flour had undetectable amounts of gluten in it. If you get one, I suggest that you take it apart and carefully clean it before use.
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