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    PANASONIC SD-YR2500 AUTOMATIC GLUTEN-FREE BREAD MAKER REVIEW


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    I've now been gluten-free for over 20 years, yet I've never broken down and purchased a bread machine, nor have I ever used one. It should go without saying that I am also eating very mediocre gluten-free bread.


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    Recently I was given the opportunity to review Panasonic's new SD-YR2500 Automatic Gluten-Free Bread Maker. This is the first bread maker made by Panasonic specifically for making gluten-free breads. Needless to say, I was very excited to finally get to test out this machine and discover why they are so popular among those who are on a gluten-free diet.

    Panasonic SD-YR2500 Automatic Gluten-Free Bread MakerThe machine arrived undamaged, which was no surprise given how well it was packaged—it was double boxed, and the inside display box included molded Styrofoam that protected the machine very well. It took only a few minutes to unpack and set it up.

    My next step was selecting a recipe to use—I went with one that has been on Celiac.com for many years, and is highly rated. I decided to substitute the different flours used in the recipe with Bob's Red Mill 1-1 Baking Flour, as I didn't have the many different flours listed in the original recipe. Basically I used a highly modified version of a recipe that I've never tried before, and made it in a bread machine that I've never used before—how well could this possibly turn out, right?

    Scott Adams' Gluten-Free Bread Machine BreadI hope you are surprised to learn that, all things considered, it was easily the best gluten-free bread I've ever made, and was light years beyond the packaged stuff I've been eating for years (the company shall remain nameless, but you're probably eating it too!). I think the scientific control that the bread machine offers, for example, the timed mixing and kneading processes, the long rising time and the perfectly even baking temperature help make even a total amateur baker like myself look like a professional.

    My experience with this gluten-free bread machine left me with confidence and the feeling that I can easily improve on an already improvised recipe, and have fun experimenting with different versions of it (I'm going for a rosemary loaf next time!). Overall Panasonic's SD-YR2500 was very easy to use, and the nice thing about this bread machine is that it will do all of the hard work for you. Just add the ingredients select the ideal setting and turn it on. You'll never get sore kneading bread by hand again.

    My first experience with Panasonic's SD-YR2500 was an excellent one, and it made me wonder: Why have I waited so long for excellent gluten-free bread?

    For more info visit their site.



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    How did it toast? Bread needs to be toasted sometimes at least for that flavor, scent and texture.

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    How did it toast? Bread needs to be toasted sometimes at least for that flavor, scent and texture.

    The bread I made toasted perfectly!

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    I have had celiac for over 10 years and have used my bread

    maker to make my bread--it is sure better bread than what

    you buy.

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    I really want to try this machine out. Maybe it will end up under our Christmas tree this year!

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    I have used a regular bread machine to make gluten-free bread since I was diagnosed seven years ago. All my bread turns out great and has much more flavor than frozen and fresh breads from a store. Although I use a few good recipes, I've had good success with boxed mixes and my bread machine. And, as a bonus, the house smells wonderful.

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    Here in Australia I have been using a sunbeam for 12 years...gluten free bread machine.

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    I have a Cuisinart Convection bread maker and have been making gluten-free bread for years. Making your own bread is far superior to store bought and more economical. I use Pamela's bread mix when I'm in a hurry and need bread. It is the best mix and can be used to make many different variety of breads (see the package for more information.) You can buy it at Whole Foods. If your serious about being gluten-free and want amazing bread do yourself a favor and get a good bread machine. It will change your life. Happy baking!

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    I noticed they have a Cybermonday coupon code on Panasonic's website today which brings it down to about $235.

     

    Still a bundle but I'm seriously considering it. My (non-gluten-free) husband says he would make it my Christmas present. Do I pull the trigger?

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    This recipe comes to us from Jessie James of Canada.
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    This makes about 20 slices per loaf. They separate easily with the point of a knife when frozen. To use, toast in gluten-free toaster or on cookie sheet in oven. I toast them 3 times to get right degree of browning. Oven works best.

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    This recipes comes to us from Kathy Scholz.
    In a small bowl combine:
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    2 teaspoons sugar
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    Set aside and let stand for 15 minutes
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    2 cups tapioca flour
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    This recipe comes to us from Kenneth Vaughan.
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    Label Insight’s clients include food and beverage giants such as Unilever, Ben & Jerry's, Lipton and Hellman’s. Label Insight technology has helped the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) build the sector’s very first scientifically accurate database of food ingredients, health attributes and claims.
    Morris says the joint partnership will allow Catalina to “enhance our dataset and further increase our ability to target shoppers who are currently buying - or have shown intent to buy - in these emerging categories,” including gluten-free, allergen-free, and other free-from foods.
    The deal will likely make for easier, more precise targeting of goods to consumers, and thus provide benefits for manufacturers and retailers looking to better serve their retail food customers, especially in specialty areas like gluten-free and allergen-free foods.
    Source:
    fdfworld.com

    Jefferson Adams
    Celiac.com 04/19/2018 - Previous genome and linkage studies indicate the existence of a new disease triggering mechanism that involves amino acid metabolism and nutrient sensing signaling pathways. In an effort to determine if amino acids might play a role in the development of celiac disease, a team of researchers recently set out to investigate if plasma amino acid levels differed among children with celiac disease compared with a control group.
     
    The research team included Åsa Torinsson Naluai, Ladan Saadat Vafa, Audur H. Gudjonsdottir, Henrik Arnell, Lars Browaldh, and Daniel Agardh. They are variously affiliated with the Institute of Biomedicine, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden; the Institute of Clinical Sciences, Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden; the Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Karolinska University Hospital and Division of Pediatrics, CLINTEC, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden; the Department of Clinical Science and Education, Karolinska Institute, Sodersjukhuset, Stockholm, Sweden; the Department of Mathematical Sciences, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden; the Diabetes & Celiac Disease Unit, Department of Clinical Sciences, Lund University, Malmö, Sweden; and with the Nathan S Kline Institute in the U.S.A.
    First, the team used liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS) to analyze amino acid levels in fasting plasma samples from 141 children with celiac disease and 129 non-celiac disease controls. They then crafted a general linear model using age and experimental effects as covariates to compare amino acid levels between children with celiac disease and non-celiac control subjects.
    Compared with the control group, seven out of twenty-three children with celiac disease showed elevated levels of the the following amino acids: tryptophan; taurine; glutamic acid; proline; ornithine; alanine; and methionine.
    The significance of the individual amino acids do not survive multiple correction, however, multivariate analyses of the amino acid profile showed significantly altered amino acid levels in children with celiac disease overall and after correction for age, sex and experimental effects.
    This study shows that amino acids can influence inflammation and may play a role in the development of celiac disease.
    Source:
    PLoS One. 2018; 13(3): e0193764. doi: & 10.1371/journal.pone.0193764