We’re rewarding the question askers & reputations are being recalculated! Read more.

Questions tagged [gluten-free]

Techniques and substitutions for gluten-free cooking and baking, especially for people with celiac disease or celiac sprue.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
2
votes
3answers
6k views

What's a gluten free alternative to farro?

I am looking for a safe gluten free alternative to farro for a Greek chicken soup recipe. Perhaps a wild rice?
2
votes
0answers
43 views

Can you add rice flour to pastries to make them flakier?

The goal with many pastries seems to be limiting gluten development, by reducing the amount of water (e.g. replacing water with vodka in pie doughs) or reducing the time that the dough is handled to ...
2
votes
1answer
67 views

GF Wonton/Dumpling wrapper tip from pintrest (lasagna noodle + egg)

I bought gluten-free lasagna noodles, but I'm at a loss for how they want me to fold them. They are hard pasta noodles. Do I whisk a whole egg up to brush them? Just egg whites? Just egg yolks? Am I ...
3
votes
1answer
53 views

Ascorbic Acid (Vit C powder) with Baking Soda = Single Acting Baking Powder?

For my gluten free baking, I "have to"* make my own single acting baking powder. I use 2 parts cream of tartar and 1 part baking soda (bicarbonate of soda). It's been fairly successful. I would like ...
0
votes
1answer
46 views

Large waffle HowTo

So I have pretty successful gluten-free waffles with this post but now I'd like to make a fairly large waffle. I don't have a large waffle maker/griddle/iron but I do have a fairly deep frying pan ...
0
votes
1answer
47 views

Gluten-free waffles

I've been making gluten free pancakes for some time (with varied, but usually good, success) and want to try my hand with waffles as I recently bought a waffle iron. I intend to use a slightly ...
1
vote
1answer
88 views

Gluten-free and egg-free yeast bread

I am working on a recipe that uses gluten-free flour and cauliflower flour. I am having trouble getting the bread to be like a bread and not an edible brick. Any suggestions on proofing and baking ...
0
votes
5answers
1k views

*Cannot* get that “Oven Spring”

I cannot, for the life of me (no matter what recipe I try), ever get the bread to rise that last bit in the oven. It always falls a bit instead. It proofs nicely, but it just won't rise more in the ...
2
votes
1answer
99 views

How to get the effect of gluten in gluten free baking

I've been baking gluten-free cakes and in order to get something akin to a regular cake - light instead of heavy - I've been essentially making a sponge cake by making a light meringue and folding the ...
1
vote
1answer
82 views

Gluten-free Carrot Cake batter mixed with normal Carrot Cake batter

Yesterday I wanted to make 2 small carrot cakes (1 gluten-free for a celiac friend, and a regular one). For the gluten-free one, I literally just swapped regular wheat flour for corn flour (same ...
8
votes
6answers
3k views

Can you overmix a gluten-free cake?

If you're making a regular cake, you add all the first ingredients (eggs, butter, sugar, ...) and mix everything well. When you add the last ingredient, the flour, you mix until it's just incorporated,...
4
votes
0answers
75 views

Choux pastry, general questions with gluten free flour

I have a few questions regarding choux (cream puff pastry) and gluten free flour. After trying a few different recipes with a huge range of butter/ flour ratios, I settled with this one https://www....
5
votes
1answer
322 views

Why is gluten-free baking possible?

Maybe a silly question, but I've been trying to learn a lot of baking fundamentals and trying to understand specifically what makes a cake. Most explanations I've read are something along the lines of:...
1
vote
4answers
8k views

What can make a gluten free sponge light and fluffy?

I've tried 5 recipes for gluten free lemon cake and all of them have a tight brick like texture. What would make a cake fluffy if it is gluten-free? How do I recognize a recipe which produces a good ...
4
votes
1answer
162 views

Are chicken gizzards celiac safe?

Wheat is frequently included in chicken feed. Partially-digested wheat, therefore, would likely be present in chickens' gizzards before butchering. However, the chicken gizzards seen for sale in ...
1
vote
0answers
66 views

Pastry sheets - storing, packing & shipping

I am trying out some puff pastry sheets for a couple of my friends in a different city who are visiting us.. it takes minimum 10 hrs for them to reach their place (road and air travel included).. I ...
4
votes
6answers
28k views

Having trouble getting gluten free bread to rise

I am new to gluten free baking and I am having much trouble getting my breads to rise. I have tried several recipes, with no luck. Can anybody give me some fool proof suggestions? I am desperate. ...
2
votes
4answers
72k views

What ingredients make powdered sugar not gluten-free?

I am looking to start cooking more things gluten free for my girlfriend, and have heard that powdered sugar may or may not be considered gluten free. What do I need to look for in the ingredients to ...
5
votes
1answer
78 views

Gluten free gumbo

I'd like to make a gluten free gumbo for some friends. Is it possible to make a dark roux with the right flavor with rice flour? Any other suggestions? I'd like something point and shoot, as I dont ...
1
vote
3answers
6k views

What are the options when looking for gluten free chapati?

Hi does anyone know where I can buy gluten free chapatis or what is the best method of making them and storing them without any preservatives?
1
vote
0answers
158 views

Polish Wheat Purchase

I was diagnosed as gluten intolerant but they said I could use Polish Wheat. I was wondering if anybody knew where I could purchase this in the US?
10
votes
3answers
15k views

How can I turn rolled oats into flour without a food processor?

I don't have a proper food processor, just a little baby-food-sized one, so when I made Alton Brown's all-oats oatmeal cookie recipe before, I used half oat flour and half rolled oats. They were ...
2
votes
2answers
918 views

Gluten free baked good coming out bitter

I am trying to bake gluten free and i find that my baked goods come out bitter. I am using oat flour and rice flour, can the bitterness be from that, what can i do to correct this? What is a good ...
-1
votes
1answer
59 views

Making Gluten Free hot cross buns [duplicate]

I tried making hot cross buns over the weekend using gluten free flour. I used a standard recipe and tried substituting All purpose flour for a GF version and White bread flour for a GF version. The ...
1
vote
2answers
702 views

Can you separate out the Gliadin from Gluten?

When I looked this up, this is the information that is first presented to me- Gliadin is a class of proteins present in wheat and several other cereals within the grass genus Triticum. Gliadins, ...
1
vote
1answer
588 views

How can I fix hollow cream puffs?

I'm very proud of how my cream puffs turned out. I followed this recipe although I did NOT use any xanthan gum at all. I also substituted Earth Balance for butter. They rise beautifully and they're ...
-4
votes
2answers
680 views

Gluten-free alternative to commercial yeast when making gluten-free bread?

This link claims that yeast contains gluten, which is understandable. Yet today, a lot of people have a reaction to gluten that they are trying to avoid by becoming gluten-free. There are many brands ...
2
votes
2answers
89 views

Gluten Free Challah not keeping shape

I use the following dough recipe, it tastes okay, but is very difficult to shape and never holds its shape. Advice please 15 g Dried Yeast (Green Tin when make in Machine / Yellow Tin when make ...
2
votes
1answer
347 views

Tapioca pizza crust is undercooked?

So I've been having issues with this GF tapioca pizza crust. I like the crust a lot because it's allergy friendly (no yeast/soy/gluten/nuts/anything really) and actually doesn't taste like rocks. ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

Stuffed Dumpling Made with Rice Flour

I have been working with rice flour to make homemade stuffed dumplings and have been able to improve my current recipe greatly except for one thing. I am stump as to how I can have the dough ...
2
votes
3answers
109 views

Can gluten-free flour be cooked and eaten as a hot breakfast cereal?

I'm talking about single flours, such as quinoa flour, amaranth flour, and buckwheat flour, not flour blends or hot cereal mixes.
5
votes
5answers
875 views

What went wrong with this cake?

This is an olive oil cake (with gluten free flour). It baked in this completely crazy way. The entire cake lifted up and there was a large bubble under the cake that shifted the batter to the sides ...
1
vote
2answers
246 views

Can I increase cooking time of bread to make it less gooey?

I've been experimenting with gluten-free baking (due to Celiac, not because I think it will make me skinny). I've made great cakes and cookies, but recently tried to make rolls. In the process I've ...
3
votes
1answer
123 views

How to improve the flavor of gluten free challah bread?

I am trying to improve the taste of this gluten free challah recipe. The texture seems right, but I am trying to add more flavor. I am wondering what ingredients I have the freedom to modify. For ...
2
votes
2answers
195 views

Why are my cookies crumbling after I bake them?

I make the Tollhouse chocolate chip cookies recipe and swap out the flour for gluten free flour. I'm trying to figure out why the cookies crumbled after I made them. The butter was very soft; could ...
7
votes
1answer
2k views

How can I make pierogi gluten-free?

I'm half Carpatho-Russian, the love of pierogies is in my blood, but my recent gluten sensitivity has stopped me from eating them, and I really miss them as they taste great and give you a lot of ...
16
votes
4answers
5k views

How much gluten will set off somebody's celiac disease?

I have a house guest incoming that has celiacs and I know that it means they can't eat gluten. But does that mean that I need to yank everything that has wheat out of my kitchen for the duration? I ...
7
votes
3answers
3k views

How can I improve my gluten-free pizza dough?

I've been making pizza dough for years, and recently found that I have a gluten allergy, and can no longer eat wheat flour! Very sad news, indeed. So... I bought Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Pizza ...
4
votes
2answers
1k views

Using dried cranberries instead of chocolate chips in cookies

Can I use dried cranberries instead of chocolate chips in my GF cookies? Will it work the same? If so, should I correct the sugar amount in the recipe? Thanks
2
votes
2answers
193 views

Baked goods with Teff flour turn out gritty. How can I prevent this?

I like the idea of using Teff flour for its health properties but find that results are unpleasantly gritty. It's as if I am using sand as a medium. This is the Teff Date Bread recipe I tried, and I ...
5
votes
3answers
1k views

Baking bread/cake yields different results than expected

I am trying to bake bread/cake without flour (gluten free). The friend who gave me the recipe gets a fluffy, light weight loaf, while mine tastes the same, but it is more condensed and hard even when ...
5
votes
3answers
7k views

Is golden syrup gluten-free?

In Europe, the very large majority of glucose syrups are actually derived from wheat and thus not gluten-free, while corn syrup is gluten-free (as far as I understand). From this question, I learnt ...
4
votes
7answers
35k views

Best Practices for Cooking with Psyllium Husk?

A couple months ago, I went on a diet primarily consisting of Nutraloaf (with Tabasco or other flavor-adding sauces) for meals, and sunflower seeds for occasional snacking. Three weeks in, I started ...
9
votes
3answers
2k views

Are there any other gums that work in gluten-free baking besides xanthan and guar?

I'm curious, are any other substances that could substitute for guar gum or xanthan gum in gluten-free baking? Xanthan isn't an option because of allergies, and while guar gum seems to work OK for ...
1
vote
2answers
168 views

Flourless cookies form “skin” that seals in moisture

I've developed a sort of recipe for flourless low-cal cookies which, so far, actually works pretty well, resulting in a soft scone-type confection, but I'm having one problem with it: upon baking, the ...
4
votes
4answers
451 views

Can I make gluten free crepes?

I have seen recipes for gluten free American style pancakes, and suppose that they turn out OK as long as they contain something which keeps them from falling apart. But I was wondering if I can make ...
6
votes
4answers
19k views

Can I replace flour in a soup recipe with a 1 to 1 gluten free flour?

I have celiac disease and must eat a gluten free diet. I saw a recipe for creamy chicken and mushroom soup, and it looked delicious! However, it called for 1/4 cup all-purpose flour. Would it be ...
6
votes
1answer
1k views

What is the role of oil in gluten free baking? (Can I substitute applesauce for oil in gluten free recipes?)

I recently read this question: Why can applesauce be used in place of oil? And the accepted answer says: "In baking, the role of oil is to coat the flour, preventing it from combining with the water (...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

Gluten free bread in breadmaker looks weird and doesn't rise

I have been trying to make gluten-free bread in my bread maker for a few times now. It always fails. It doesn't rise how a funny shape (still the shape from kneading) and doesn't cook very well inside ...
4
votes
1answer
969 views

How do I keep rice based noodles from sticking together?

I've already read a related question: How can I keep pasta from sticking to itself? However, I've found that rice noodles behave very differently than wheat noodles. I've tried: Adding oil to the ...