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#21 Thu 03 Jan 08 11:56am

oliviascotland

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Re: THE gluten-free thread

If your friend uses Dove's Plain Gluten-Free Flour, there is no xanthum or guar gum included, but if she uses the self-raising version (which is new on the market  thumbsup ), then she wouldn't have to worry about adding any gums to provide stretch.  All this is, of course, assuming that your friend is in the UK!

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#22 Thu 03 Jan 08 2:35pm

mummza

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Re: THE gluten-free thread

Many thanks , I have passed on the advice to her. thumbsup I have suggested that she should try to by Doves Gluten free Flour at Sainsburys as I know that they stock Doves flour.

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#23 Sat 05 Jan 08 9:56pm

The White Rabbit

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From Sydney, Australia
Member since Tue 22 Jun 04

Re: THE gluten-free thread

Gluten free products - statements/lists from companies:
Some companies list the gluten free status of foods on their website (others you have to call up), below are some of these (both Aussie and international). Bear in mind that the ingredients in such products can change over time so always check labels and check these lists periodically.

Nestle:
http://www.nestle.com.au/Products/FAQs/ … stions.htm

National foods - australian company which owns a lot of dairy product brands
http://www.natfoods.com.au/faq/index.aspx#gluten

Kraft
http://www.kraft.com.au/HealthyLiving/S … oducts.htm

Cadbury chocolates
http://www.cadbury.com.au/sites/cadbury … ?pageId=35


Always remember that every those sensitive to gluten have different sensitivities to each other. Example, I know a coeliac who can eat a pie with normal pastry occassionally and get away with it (still pays for it). So much as a crumb of bread will give me pain for 4 days. I'm ultrasensitive so even some of the products on these lists will cause me problems but not be bad for a coeliac.

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#24 Mon 07 Jan 08 10:22pm

Eilen

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Re: THE gluten-free thread

I'm not gluten intolerant, but I have a few friends who are and it's really challenged me when I cook for them.  Fortunately they're not so sensitive that they get sick just looking at flour, but still.  Anyway, I had people over for soup last night and I made a vegan, gluten free red lentil stew but wanted something bread-like to go with it.  I tried a recipe for socca, the chickpea pancakes prevalent in southern France, and it turned out great.  I can see making this again and again, it's very healthy and soo easy.  Here's a recipe similar to the one I used:

http://www.provencebeyond.com/food/soccadenice.html

I made it in a 12-inch cast iron skillet and would recommend this if you have it.  Browned the bottom beautifully and quickly.  One of the recipes I found even suggested topping it very lightly with a tomato sauce, cheese, etc. as for a "pizza."

P.S.  I sifted the flour as I was adding it to the water; apparently chickpea flour is very lumpy.

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#25 Mon 07 Jan 08 10:25pm

Eilen

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Re: THE gluten-free thread

I found this website when googling socca recipe:

http://allergycookbook.blogspot.com/

It looks pretty U.S.-specific, as far as products go, but she's got lots of recipes on there also.

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#26 Tue 08 Jan 08 7:56am

The White Rabbit

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Re: THE gluten-free thread

Thanks for the link eilen, looks like a great recipe. I have some chickpea flour so I'll give it a go.

It can be a bit difficult to cater for people who can't eat gluten. I tend to take my own things but i do have some friends who have taken it as a challange and gone totally gluten free for a meal just so I don't have to avoid anything. It's nice when someone does that for you.

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#27 Tue 08 Jan 08 1:48pm

Mem

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From Central Coast, NSW, Australia
Member since Mon 30 May 05

Re: THE gluten-free thread

my stepfather is coeliac and can't have any gluten/wheat, even the tiniest bit upsets him

Me I'm lactose intolerant and alway pay the price as I love dairy and push myself sometimes and end up really sick lol

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#28 Tue 08 Jan 08 2:20pm

cookinlovebird

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Re: THE gluten-free thread

Hi Mem

I am lactose aswell as coeliac plus lots more!!! do you eat goats and sheeps cheese??? I find I am ok with them but all over xmas and new year I have eaten danish blue with cranberry and port chutney on top with one of my GF/WF crispbreads its heaven in a mouthfull!!!

I also use goats milk when I have tea ( which I also have probs with ) like soya but it don't like me and rice milk is ok in cereals

cookinlovebird

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#29 Tue 08 Jan 08 2:20pm

AudioCoffee

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Re: THE gluten-free thread

I have a degree of gluten intolerance and I'm allergic to eggs... I've found quite a lot of the links on here useful to know (I'll be staying for the weekend at a vegans home - and I've been told I *have* to cook!) big_smile
I've got plenty of ideas that don't feature a stirfry or rice noodles until we're sick to death of eating them  lol

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#30 Tue 08 Jan 08 2:23pm

cookinlovebird

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Re: THE gluten-free thread

Hi White Rabbit

I take my hat off to YOU for what you do towards this thread

I think its great

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