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I Didn't Know This About Xanthum Gum

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We all know that microwaving regular buns and bread makes them softer and fresher tasting, even if several days old. But when it comes to Gluten Free items, I read recently that its really a necessity unless they are fresh out of the oven. Apparently, after cooling and sitting, even if in plastic bags, the Xanthum Gum 'sets up' causing a more dry texture and needs a quick nuke to reconstitue.

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We all know that microwaving regular buns and bread makes them softer and fresher tasting, even if several days old. But when it comes to Gluten Free items, I read recently that its really a necessity unless they are fresh out of the oven. Apparently, after cooling and sitting, even if in plastic bags, the Xanthum Gum 'sets up' causing a more dry texture and needs a quick nuke to reconstitue.

Quite true. The trick I didn't know at first is that you only need to warm it 10-15 seconds. It doesn't take as much as regular bread would. I usually try to warm it with a damp paper towel around it to soften further.


Karen B.

diagnosed with Celiac Nov. 2003

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