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 Post subject: Baking gluten free without xanthan/guar gum
PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2011 6:38 pm 
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Here's a post by Gluten Free Girl about not needing gums in gluten free baking.

It's interesting, I know some gf ppkers dislike xanthan, I don't often use it, the only recipe I can think of is chickpea cutlets. I've never though cupcakes, muffins or cookies needed either of them.

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 Post subject: Re: Baking gluten free without xanthan/guar gum
PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2011 10:56 am 
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i have read that same article. i have yet to have non crumbly success, which leads me to believe that xantham gum is needed if you want a baked good to not fall apart.

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 Post subject: Re: Baking gluten free without xanthan/guar gum
PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2011 9:18 am 
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i'm one of those who really dislikes xanthan gum. in a lot of recipes i can kinda taste it and it can upset my stomach. i've always just subbed in 2 tbsp of ground flax + just 2 tbsp of water (for a thick flax "egg") and it's always worked well for me. i make my pizza dough and pierogies, cookies, cakes and cupcakes this way and they've never fallen apart or been crumbly. which is a good thing, because i can't see xanthan and i being good friends any time soon. ahahhahahaha!


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