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I am new to gluten free, and have found some wonderful recipes with great reviews. But - they use modified tapioca starch. I can not find it anywhere, and it is very expensive to ship from the US (I am in Canada). Is there anything that I can substitute for it in recipes? And if so how do I know how much of a product to use in it's place?

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Like... that expandex stuff? Yeah, that crap is expensive! I still haven't bitten the bullet and tried any recipes with it because holy crap! I just find recipes that use regular tapioca starch or other types of recipes. I keep almost caving then finding perfectly good looking recipes for the same things that won't cost me 1/4 of a week's grocery budget to just to order one ingredient. From all I've read, there is not a substitute. Regular tapioca starch is most certainly not the same thing and will not produce decent results, which is why I just find recipes that call for reasonably priced ingredients.

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Like... that expandex stuff? Yeah, that crap is expensive! I still haven't bitten the bullet and tried any recipes with it because holy crap! I just find recipes that use regular tapioca starch or other types of recipes. I keep almost caving then finding perfectly good looking recipes for the same things that won't cost me 1/4 of a week's grocery budget to just to order one ingredient. From all I've read, there is not a substitute. Regular tapioca starch is most certainly not the same thing and will not produce decent results, which is why I just find recipes that call for reasonably priced ingredients.

 

Do you happen to have a really good bread or pizza dough recipe that doesn't call for it? I'm really not looking forward to lots of experimenting and throwing out a lot of non-edible failures :(

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Can you get Chebe crust mixes there? They are a tapioca based bread mix. You can use any of the breadstick, focaccia, or pizza dough mixes for a nice pizza crust. they call for cheese in the crust, but are good without. I pre- bake them to almost cooked before topping for pizza.

http://www.chebe.com

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Can you get Chebe crust mixes there? They are a tapioca based bread mix. You can use any of the breadstick, focaccia, or pizza dough mixes for a nice pizza crust. they call for cheese in the crust, but are good without. I pre- bake them to almost cooked before topping for pizza.

http://www.chebe.com

No :(  I can get Bob's Red Mill mixes and a couple others. I was just excited to find recipes with such good reviews.

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Lots of people LOOOOOOVE the Chebe crusts. I like them okay I guess, my husband won't touch them. We're both in love with Hodgson Mill though. Never tried a thing from them we didn't both enjoy (and he's a wheat eating freak <_<) and they tend to be far cheaper than the other brands, although I'm not sure if that will be true for you.

 

The only bread I've ever liked from a mix is Sun Flour Mills. They're semi-local to me, so I don't know if they'll be available up there but I hope so! They're award winning, so that gives me hope that I'm not just biased. I tried them very soon after going gluten free at a food fair and enjoyed it okay, which was surprising because at the time I thought pretty much all bread sucked! lol :lol:

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No :(  I can get Bob's Red Mill mixes and a couple others. I was just excited to find recipes with such good reviews.

Like... that expandex stuff? Yeah, that crap is expensive! I still haven't bitten the bullet and tried any recipes with it because holy crap! I just find recipes that use regular tapioca starch or other types of recipes. I keep almost caving then finding perfectly good looking recipes for the same things that won't cost me 1/4 of a week's grocery budget to just to order one ingredient. From all I've read, there is not a substitute. Regular tapioca starch is most certainly not the same thing and will not produce decent results, which is why I just find recipes that call for reasonably priced ingredients.

  

No :(  I can get Bob's Red Mill mixes and a couple others. I was just excited to find recipes with such good reviews.

Addy has a great recipe for Brazilian cheese bread which is made with tapioca. But it really isn't like a sandwich bread.

Schar makes breads with tapioca that you bake for a few minutes. My whole family likes the baguette .

Have you used the search function to search recipes? I think there have been a few good ones. I don't eat much bread, so I just buy it.

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ohmygawd... are you going to make me go find that stupid link? again? gah!!!!! <_<:lol: Me and my big mouth and obsession with Brazilian steakhouses.

I think I have it. Somewhere around here...

This one looks good. Read the whole thread as I think there were some changes to the recipe.

https://www.celiac.com/gluten-free/topic/84873-simonas-braided-challah/

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http://www.ourbestbites.com/2011/02/quick-brazilian-cheese-rolls-pao-de-queijo-2/

 

That was easier than I thought! You can play with the recipe with things like the cheese, other additions, but the tapioca starch and egg are non-negotiable. I've tried it with various egg substitutes, none would rise, it's the egg that does it. One time I totally skipped the cheese and subbed shredded apple (with the water squeezed out with a paper towel) and added sage to go with pork. It was delicious! Don't be afraid to play with your food, and this is especially cheap to play with as far as gluten free recipes go. :)

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http://www.ourbestbites.com/2011/02/quick-brazilian-cheese-rolls-pao-de-queijo-2/

 

That was easier than I thought! You can play with the recipe with things like the cheese, other additions, but the tapioca starch and egg are non-negotiable. I've tried it with various egg substitutes, none would rise, it's the egg that does it. One time I totally skipped the cheese and subbed shredded apple (with the water squeezed out with a paper towel) and added sage to go with pork. It was delicious! Don't be afraid to play with your food, and this is especially cheap to play with as far as gluten free recipes go. :)

I bought some frozen ones with jalapeño in them! That is a great addition. The frozen is good because M can make a few for lunch.

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Frozen sound awesome. My husband isn't a huge fan (I guess he just doesn't like tapioca?) and a whole batch is a lot for one person and it isn't like I can make less because it takes 1 egg. But now that we're talking about them I know what's for dinner! ^_^ Didn't Arlene use the batter from them to make crepes? I still haven't tried that.

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I wonder if you couldn't make the batter and freeze them before baking ?

These are called Brazil Bites. I found them at Sprouts. The company is in. Oregon.

Www.brazilbites.com

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I have a Sprouts!

 

Soooooooo anywho, ask about bread or bread type object and see? This is what happens. We'll get you fed! We tend to be rather passionate about our bread around here. :)

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