Sunday, January 28, 2007
In the process of trying to figure out why I am sick all the time, and knowing that it is directly related to food, my Doctor has scheduled me to be tested for Celiac (sp?) disease, which is an intolerance(?), allergy(?) to gluten, the protein found in wheat, barley and something else. Until the testing is done and we get results, she wants me to stay away from gluten. I'm finding this very difficult since I don't know what all that entails. Is there a magic list out there that tells you what all has gluten in it? Of course, bread and bakery products are a no-brainer, but I think gluten is hidden in alot of other places that I wouldn't even think to look. Whats a girl who loves to bake and has a bit of a sweet-tooth to do??
I found this gluten-free flour today in our local grocery stores very tiny wheat-free section. I was very excited to bring it home and give it a whirl, since brownies were on todays agenda. I whipped them up, threw them in the oven, then decided to taste the batter. EEH-GADS! This flour is made of garbonzo (again sp?) beans, fava beans, potato starch and tapioca. The batter tasted just like garbonzo beans. I was totally disgusted! But, out of the oven, the bean flavor is gone and they aren't half bad, a little strange after-taste but all in all, a success.
Please, any of you gluten-free's out there, leave me a comment and let me know your success'. What works for you...
(p.s. ~ I just opened my own etsy shop
and I couldn't be prouder! Stop by for a visit)