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Hi, I'm new to this forum.I live in SE Asia where Celiac is very rare. The hospitals don't even have the equipment to test for it--that's how rare it is in the population here. I had three weeks of full blown cramps, diarrhea, vomiting, started hallucinating, finally pinpointed gluten as the culprit. I'm recovering completely--taking a ton of (gluten free) vitamins.

I can't get a lot of mixes here. I can get potato flour, tapioca flour, rice flour, and corn starch. A relative sent me xanthum gum. Does anyone have any recipes with these type of flours--cookie or pancake etc. that I can make from scratch?

Thanks.

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Heres one from my recipe book for panckes

1 egg

1 1/2 c cornstarch

1 tsp baking powder

1/4 c oil

1/4 tsp salt

2 tbl sugar

1 c milk

1/4 tsp xanthum gum

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

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Heres one from my recipe book for panckes

1 egg

1 1/2 c cornstarch

1 tsp baking powder

1/4 c oil

1/4 tsp salt

2 tbl sugar

1 c milk

1/4 tsp xanthum gum

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Thank you, I greatly appreciate this! That is very simple, I can get all the ingredients.

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Welcome, gluten-free overseas! Do you have access to potato starch, which is different than potato flour? If so, Roben Ryberg's The Gluten-Free Kitchen cookbook only uses potato starch and cornstarch in her recipes

Mizzo, just curious what cookbook you have.

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Welcome, gluten-free overseas! Do you have access to potato starch, which is different than potato flour? If so, Roben Ryberg's The Gluten-Free Kitchen cookbook only uses potato starch and cornstarch in her recipes

Mizzo, just curious what cookbook you have.

No, I don't think I can get potato starch, but I can get potato flour.

I might just have to order some mixes a couple of times a year and pay the postage! Yikes.

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No, I don't think I can get potato starch, but I can get potato flour.

I might just have to order some mixes a couple of times a year and pay the postage! Yikes.

Potato flour is a very heavy flour and in the few recipes I've seen it used, it's only a very small quantity. I'd check with the Asian market to see if they have the potato starch or could get it. I need to do the same...last time I was in the store here, they didn't have much flour/starch as they needed new shelving (they had just bought the business and moved to a new location)

Sometimes other starches can be substituted.

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That set of gluten free flours/starches can be combined to make a basic homemade mix. If you can mail order the classic Bette Hagman book(s), she used a mixture of rice/tapioca/cornstarch or potato starch in many recipes. Mixtures almost always work better than a straight one flour substitute.

You can make your own homemade gluten free flour mixes, and store them in a ziplock bag in the refrigerator. When I buy flours, I freeze them first to kill any "invaders," and then store in the fridge to protect from bugs, we live in a warm climate and it's Us against the Insects, and this stuff is expensive. ;)

In the meantime, see this link here: http://or.americanmentalhealth.com/index.tpl?page=124500150935349757&target=contFrame Convert recipes to Gluten Free

Bette Hagman

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