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Member Since 15 Nov 2005
Offline Last Active Apr 13 2010 06:35 PM

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In Topic: Completely Disappointed

13 April 2010 - 06:35 PM

ITo say the end result was a disappointment is an understatement. The recipe called for a garbanzo bean flour mix, but the author said that Bob's Red Mill baking mix could be substituted, as it was basically the same as her custom mix. Either way, the basic flour was garbanzo bean. All I can say is YUCK. I'd read on here that the raw garbanzo bean flour batter is awful tasting, so I was prepared. But what I was not prepared for was the smell of it and the taste of the finished cake. It hardly tastes edible. Both the taste and the aftertaste are bitter to me. I certainly wouldn't serve it to company. For that matter, I wouldn't give it to the cat. It's in the garbage now.

So sorry this happened to you. It reminds me of when I was newly gluten free and my sister bought me a bag of Bob's Red Mill Baking Mix. I tried making biscuits out of it. The smell in the house was nauseating. I tried a small taste anyway, but it was absolutely disgusting. We tried giving one to the dog and he ate it and then THREW UP! That was the last time I tried a Bob's product.

In Topic: Need Bread!

25 March 2010 - 07:44 PM

I'm going to try this tomorrow...but can you use rice flour? And if so, how much?

I haven't made it with rice flour, but I think it would work fine. I'd use the same amount as almond flour. Let us know if it works!

In Topic: Need Bread!

23 March 2010 - 04:45 PM

I will try the flatbread recipe....it sounds pretty good!! However, we are very new at this game(since end of January begining of February) and I feel like am starving or depriving my nine year old who was diagnosed! I realize this is still very new, but I am truely struggling with what to feed her and how to mix it in with our family. No luck on cereals, breads, buns, etc. yet!! Please send your best recipes or recommendations cuz I am truely fruserated. :(
many thanks!

Have you tried Chex cereals? Rice, Corn, Honey Nut and Cinnamon are all gluten-free and kid friendly. The flatbread recipe above is the best bread for sandwiches that I've hdd since being gluten-free, but it's not great just plain. The Ener-G breads are yucky, but the Lite Tapioca is pretty good for things like french toast and grilled sandwiches. Do you know about the super easy peanut butter cookie recipe? (1 C peanut butter, 1 C sugar, 1 egg, mix together, drop onto cookie sheet and bake at 375 for 10 minutes.) Good luck! It takes a while to get used to, but you'll get the hang of it soon.

In Topic: Need Bread!

16 March 2010 - 07:39 PM

I cannot wait to try this recipe. I bake with both almond and coconut flour. Why is it a 1/2 c. of almond flour but, only 2T or coconut flour?

Coconut flour "sucks" up moisture like crazy because it's so high in fiber. You always use less of it in a recipe.

In Topic: Need Bread!

14 March 2010 - 05:38 PM

I've found that a simple flat bread works the best. I make this almost every day and we use it for sandwiches, hamburgers, hotdogs and even pizza crust. (Not my favorite pizza crust, but passable if you add Romano cheese to the batter.) It's soft and flexible and has a good taste. My son and I are on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD), so we use almond or coconut flour, but I'm sure it would work fine with a gluten free flour. I would guess that you wouldn't even need xanthan gum.

Soft Flat Bread

4 Egg Whites
2 Egg Yolks
1/2 C Almond Flour (or 2 Tbs Coconut Flour)
1 tsp. honey
1 tsp. butter
dash of salt

Beat egg whites until almost forming stiff peaks. Beat egg yolks with honey, butter and salt. Add yolk mixture to egg whites, sprinkle on flour. Stir gently until well-blended. Spread on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper to make a 12" x 12" square (or 14" square if using extra large eggs). It will be half an inch thick or less. Bake at 350 for 12 minutes. Slide bread, parchment paper and all, off cookie sheet and onto cooling rack immediately after getting out of the oven. Gently peel paper off as soon as it is cool enough to handle.

You can also make individual "buns" by making little 4" circles with the batter and baking as above. It's nice to have something that looks more like a hamburger bun, but they do flatten out a little. All my kids, even the 2 that aren't gluten free like these.

Good luck!