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A New Positive Discovery In GLUTEN FREE Food

Hi Folks! Is anyone trying to follow a gluten free diet for Hashi's and struggling with the taste of a lot of GF food on the market, especially breads and baked goods? I certainly do, Boy! Do I miss my artisan breads, croissants etc. Well, I have just bought some part baked crusty bread rolls which contains Gluten Free WHEAT starch ( of course this isn't suitable for wheat allergy sufferers). I was sceptical when it stated wheat so I did some research and yes, you can get gluten free wheat starch and flour. Apparently, it is washed until it only contains 20ppm or less of gluten which is suitable for Coeliacs according to the Coeliac Society. These bread rolls actually tasted like proper bread, unlike other GF breads which are a very poor substitute. They are lovely warm with butter and they make nice garlic bread and hot dog puppy rolls too. I even found some waffles which contained the GF wheat starch, and wow, they tasted pretty good for store bought. There might be light at the end of the tunnel for GF baked goods.

I may have stumbled over something which everyone already knows about, but if folk haven't and struggling with the GF limited diet like me, it's worth trying 😊. If anyone wants to know the products I bought, I will pass on the details. I bought them from Morrisons.

In my enthusiasm, I thought I could buy the GF wheat starch and flour to bake my own, but yet to find it for sale. If anyone knows if you can purchase it, I'd be grateful.

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Hi Maplemoose, I’d be interested in the products please. I’m still trying to expand my gluten free larder, which is very low on variety! Kindest regards 💐

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Yes sure, I bought these at Morrisons. They may be stocked in other supermarkets.

* Juuela Part Baked Rolls

* Schär Waffles

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Thanks MapleMoose, I’ve been looking on their website and they seem to have a huge range of gluten free. I don’t usually shop at Morrisons because they’re at the other end of town to me but I think it’s worth a special journey to try out some of their range. I like the look of the red lentil pasta. I tried gluten free pasta on the family and no one noticed the difference, everyone said they’d be happy to eat it all the time.

I’d like to convert the whole family to gluten free but they’re a fussy bunch, so the more things I can find that they like the better. One of the hard things about being gluten free is eating differently to everyone else and preparing different meals particularly if I’m not feeling well!

Thanks for the find ! 💐

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Yes I agree! All the best finding new choices. My family prefer the GF pasta, it isn't so stodgy on the tummy. My kids ard very adventurous eaters and will eat most of the GF I prepare apart from the bread until I found these rolls. My husband is a different story, although he did like the rolls, waffles and pasta which says a lot for an American, he is very fussy about his waffles and pancakes. 🤠

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LOL growing up with lots of Waffle Houses and Pancake Houses probably spoils us here across the pond!😇

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Absolutely! I'm not American myself but spent years living in the U.S hence meeting my hubby, and remember those scrummy dinner plate sized stack of blueberry pancakes from Maine... Boy! I miss them and the breads and pastries from France and Italy when I was there... Those were the days! 😊. Sorry, grieving those GF free days😢

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And when we were young, thin, could travel easily, and eat whatever we wanted!!!LOL😇

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If you want to make cakes etc. M&S have a gluten-free flour. I have used it and you cannot tell the difference between gluten and gluten-free.

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Hi! I've tried that and I must just be supersensitive to tastes other than wheat in breads because when I used it, I thought it was less than desirable. Each to their own in tastes. I miss normal bread big time 😁😩

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Shaws, have you baked bread with it?

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I have only made cakes not bread. I bought g.f. bread but it was awful.

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I’ve made some lovely bread but it goes stale overnight! Lol 😉

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This is a gray area, as some people do still react to "gluten removed". For example many GF beers are made in a similar way - they add an additive that alters the gluten protein, but most people shouldn't have more than 2, as that's the point at which it causes symptoms.

Juvela are a well known GF brand, but were previously available only on prescription. Their rolls are good, but just don't eat them too often.

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I thought it was pretty positive as it has been endorsed by the Coeliac Society stating any traces of gluten are minūte enough to not cause coeliacs an allergic reaction, so it would be ok for most GF folk. There will always be extremely hypersensitive sufferers so in these cases it wouldn't be suitable. On my research, the gluten was removed purely by intense washing and doesn't say from what I can see (I might be wrong though), that it has been altered by additives. If that's the case and washing grains is a feasible option, it opens a world of possibilities to reducing gluten in grains which is probably better for everyone. Shame all this stuff is so flippin expensive!

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Found a brilliant cafe in Newark Notts which makes bread and cakes for sale to the public. Everything is gluten free. Even the food sold in the cafe is gluten free.

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Great news you've got that. I found one owned by a New Zealander in Aviemore, Scotland which does GF cakes to die for ( The Mountain Cafe). The bread wasn't brilliant though as in most cases.

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Lovely to see a recommendation for the Mountain Cafe. Do you have their cookbook?

Thanks for the gluten free tips. I only discovered how good Morrison's gf range is a few weeks ago and will make a bee-line for the waffles and rolls on my next visit.

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Hi Sarahdolphin! No I don't but it is on my birthday list 😊

The raspberry cake with the pink icing is wonderful. The second time I went in I wanted to skip the main course and have two slices. My hubby wasn't impressed, thought it was contradictory to what we teach the kids about healthy eating... Practice what you preach and all that! It didn't matter that super tasting GF foods are slim pickings and a full on naughty treat was surely my right in this diet of self denial. It's alright for him who can hoover up anything he likes 😒

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Bread is good at Newark, even freezes well.

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