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OK, I've been gluten-free since Jan 25th and now I'm craving some bread. I'll get definitive results on my dx on tuesday and am looking at wholesale flours.

1. I'm in college and have very little $$ but want to get a breadmaker - $40.00 sunbeam ok?

2. can you make french bread (like a imitation baguette) from gluten-free dough? (How!)

3. If the company says that the flours are made in the same "room" as gluten-containing ingredients, how much of a risk am I taking in buying it (the flours are rwally cheap! - www.bulkfoods.com)

4. THANK YOU! for responding!

miso

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OK, I've been gluten-free since Jan 25th and now I'm craving some bread. I'll get definitive results on my dx on tuesday and am looking at wholesale flours.

1. I'm in college and have very little $$ but want to get a breadmaker - $40.00 sunbeam ok?

2. can you make french bread (like a imitation baguette) from gluten-free dough? (How!)

3. If the company says that the flours are made in the same "room" as gluten-containing ingredients, how much of a risk am I taking in buying it (the flours are rwally cheap! - www.bulkfoods.com)

4. THANK YOU! for responding!

miso

m,

~ Can't say about the breadmaker as haven't tried mine for gluten-free bread.

~ I have tried 3 times to make a baguette using a Chicago Metallic Nonstick French Bread perferated pan, all failures. I've been planning on posting about it but not here.

~ Don't want to comment on the same "room" cc issue, but that bulkfoods doesn't look cheap to me. Not only that, it looks like white rice flour anyway. You can get that much cheaper at an asian or mexican grocery.

best regards, lm


gluten-free 12-18-06

colonoscopy, upper GI
blood, urine, stool tests, prometheus panel
positive endoscopy/positive duodenal biopsies (severe villous atrophy, high intraepithelial lympocytes)
diagnosed celiac disease by Gastroenterologist Andrew R. Gottesman, 12-18-06

"Sobriety sucks. That's why they invented booze in the first place." Denis Leary - Rescue Me

Beware the chocolate of Chiapa

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Try this website for flours. Cathysbulkfoods.com. That is where I shop and there is no risk of cc. We do not buy anything that says manufactured in the same facility as. My daughter is very sensitive and can even react to gluten free pre made foods. I think other people buy these products and are just fine though.

Amy

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Hi miso,

I make The Gluten Free Pantry French Bread--it's very good. I just mix it up (I use my KitchenAid mixer, but I'm sure it would work with a hand mixer) and bake it in my regular oven in a loaf pan.

I generally bake a loaf, and when it's cool, slice and freeze what I won't need right away.

I don't bother with a breadmaker, but you can make it that way, too. As far as which to buy, I can't help you there, as I don't use one.

Personally, I wouldn't use a flour that was produced in the same room as other flours--flour tends to get into the air and it's impossible to keep it contained to one place. Wherever it lands, you've got contamination.

I don't even keep wheat flour in my house because of this. ;)


Patti

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I'm fairly new at this, too. Bette Hagman's book The Gluten Free Gourmet Bakes Bread has a very good French bread recipe. You'll need to combine flours for the mix, then from that mix make the bread. The measurements in parentheses are for a bigger batch/bread.

French bread mix:

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Try this website for flours. Cathysbulkfoods.com. That is where I shop and there is no risk of cc. We do not buy anything that says manufactured in the same facility as. My daughter is very sensitive and can even react to gluten free pre made foods. I think other people buy these products and are just fine though.

Amy

Thanks for the info, I just added that site to my bookmarks, but does it have flours like rice, potato, and starches like tapioca and such? The only gluten-free flours I could find there was buckwheat, maybe I'm llooking in the wrong place?

Thanks!

Miso!

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Thanks for the info, I just added that site to my bookmarks, but does it have flours like rice, potato, and starches like tapioca and such? The only gluten-free flours I could find there was buckwheat, maybe I'm llooking in the wrong place?

Thanks!

Miso!

They have all of those. It's the only place I buy from. When you go to their page clip on the link STORE. Then under choose a catagory choose gluten free flour and products. If you can't find a certain product just type it in the search spot. Their products that are naturally gluten free (like products that are not flours) are probably listed under a different catagory. Let me know if you need any other help.

Amy

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the kinnickinik (i don't know how to spell...you'll know it when you see it. lots of k's & n's... :) ) brand has really good "english muffins." i've heard their other stuff is also good, but can't personally vouch for it! didn't know if you meant just homeade breads....but i'm a poor college student too and hate spending money on gluten-free stuff when i don't know if it will be good or bad so thought i'd give you a recommendation! also, you generally have to toast gluten-free breads for their taste/texture to be edible. good luck!

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OK, I've been gluten-free since Jan 25th and now I'm craving some bread. I'll get definitive results on my dx on tuesday and am looking at wholesale flours.

1. I'm in college and have very little $$ but want to get a breadmaker - $40.00 sunbeam ok?

2. can you make french bread (like a imitation baguette) from gluten-free dough? (How!)

3. If the company says that the flours are made in the same "room" as gluten-containing ingredients, how much of a risk am I taking in buying it (the flours are rwally cheap! - www.bulkfoods.com)

4. THANK YOU! for responding!

miso

Asian markets or the asian section of your grocery store are great places to buy rice and tapioca flours and starches for really cheap. Also, rice noodles and rice papers are super cheap there. You can buy wholesome flours at your health foods store (I know, more expensive) such as sorghum, amaranth, and quinoa. They are available in larger sized bags which when combined with rice flour and corn starch, for example, makes them go a lot further.

1. I don't have a bread maker, but someone has posted on here that they like their Sunbeam.

2. I made a french bread (maybe Carol Fenster's gluten-free cookbook?) but I didn't really like the texture. But, you could experiment and so it is defifnitely worth trying.

3. I personally don't buy anything in bulk because I am very sensitive.

4. You're welcome.


Tapioca intolerant

First cousin dx'd with Celiac Disease

Grandmother died of malnutrition b/c everything made her sick... sounds like celiac to me.

Gluten-free since June 2005

Dx with IBS February 2005

Blood tests both negative (or inconclusive?) for celiac (in 2002 and 2004)

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I'm fairly new at this, too. Bette Hagman's book The Gluten Free Gourmet Bakes Bread has a very good French bread recipe. You'll need to combine flours for the mix, then from that mix make the bread. The measurements in parentheses are for a bigger batch/bread.

French bread mix:

3


gluten-free 12-18-06

colonoscopy, upper GI
blood, urine, stool tests, prometheus panel
positive endoscopy/positive duodenal biopsies (severe villous atrophy, high intraepithelial lympocytes)
diagnosed celiac disease by Gastroenterologist Andrew R. Gottesman, 12-18-06

"Sobriety sucks. That's why they invented booze in the first place." Denis Leary - Rescue Me

Beware the chocolate of Chiapa

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If you have an indian grocery near you, they have some of the odd flours too. I found Sorghum there - $2.29 for a 4 Lb bag.... :D

kb,

Was it labeled as sorghum? Or did it have another name?

best regards, lm


gluten-free 12-18-06

colonoscopy, upper GI
blood, urine, stool tests, prometheus panel
positive endoscopy/positive duodenal biopsies (severe villous atrophy, high intraepithelial lympocytes)
diagnosed celiac disease by Gastroenterologist Andrew R. Gottesman, 12-18-06

"Sobriety sucks. That's why they invented booze in the first place." Denis Leary - Rescue Me

Beware the chocolate of Chiapa

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LM ~ did you ever get in contact with Twin Valley Mills? I am going to need to buy some more sorghum flour soon.

You may be able to find tapioca starch at your regular grocery stores also, if they have an asian section.

There is one of my local stores, Cub Foods, that carries little bags of tapioca starch for .59. So, for $1.18, I can get the same amount that Bob's Red Mill has for $3 something.

I also am afraid of the bulk bins.


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Carleigh~ 10 years old, allergic to wheat, milk, peanuts, strawberries, and many EAs. She is currently soy-light and egg-light ~ celiac testing inconclusive by allergist.

Gluten-Free since 10/05 She's a gymnast. : )

Nick ~ 13 years old with no known allergies.

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Ditto on Hagmann's French bread recipe!

As are most of her others...I'm especially fond of the Touch-o-bean bread recipe for a go-to everyday bread.

Her pizza crust recipe is pretty darn good, too. Once you figure out and find all of these different flours, it gets pretty cheap after that if you have some extra time on the weekends and some freezer space and such.

Margaret

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