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Member Since 05 Dec 2011
Offline Last Active Dec 13 2011 01:48 PM

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In Topic: How To Make Non-Gluten-Free Recipe A Gluten-Free Recipe

13 December 2011 - 10:14 AM

Jovial makes pretty good gluten-free fig newtons. I'm not trying to discourage you from baking, just letting you know there is something out there. I like them because they really do taste like "regular" food. I think it's because the fruit filling doesn't change and the dough doesn't have to puff. You may look up their ingredients and see what they use as flour.

I will remember that brand name. Problem is that I have a step-father that puts up fig preserves every year and I am overloaded with them. I have searched for a recipe to use all of the preserves that I have and this is the one I came up with. Just still struggling with trying to bake things I can eat and taste good too.

In Topic: How To Make Non-Gluten-Free Recipe A Gluten-Free Recipe

13 December 2011 - 05:57 AM

You can swap the flour out by:

Substituting an all-purpose gluten-free flour in place of all-purpose regular flour at a ratio of 1:1. Pamela's, Bob's Red Mill, Jules, King Arthur gluten-free, etc. --these are good all-purpose gluten-free flours.


Create your own flour blend. This makes 6 cups of all-purpose flour. So reduce it in the proper ratios to fit your needs or keep it stored in a tight container in the fridge. This is Mary Capone's All Purpose Blend.

2 cups white rice flour
2 cups brown rice flour
1 1/3 cups potato starch (NOT potato flour)
2/3 cup tapioca flour/starch. (they are the same thing)
Mix together.

*** AND ***

Xanthan gum (or guar gum) is used in gluten-free baking because it is a binding agent that gives baked goods elasticity.

Living Without Magazine suggests:

Add 1/2 tsp. per cup of flour blend for cakes, cookies, bars, muffins.
Add 1 Tsp. per cup if you are making yeast bread, pizza dough, other baked goods that call for yeast.

If you use a commercial flour blend, read the ingredients because they may have already added xanthan or guar gum already.

Others may tell you you do not need a gum for cooking and they can suggest good alternatives.
Happy Cooking!

Thank you, thank you, thank you! :)

In Topic: How To Make Non-Gluten-Free Recipe A Gluten-Free Recipe

13 December 2011 - 05:56 AM

It depends on what you're trying to make. What's the recipe supposed to be for?

It is for homemade fig newtons.

In Topic: Chili's

12 December 2011 - 11:16 AM

[Problem with all these chains is that they think having a gluten-free menu is enough. They don't realize that they have to train thousands of employees about cross contact, etc.

This is so true!!!!

In Topic: Chili's

12 December 2011 - 11:14 AM

I have had good experiences with Chili's in our local area. The limited selection sucks as does the gluten-free menu. About the only thing that I can get there is the "Oldtimer" burger (no bun) but at least it does not make me sick.

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