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Healthy Gluten-Free Snacks

You still need to read the labels, but here are some nutritious snacks which are usually gluten-free for when you get peckish. Now who said gluten-free diets had to be boring? [more…]

Living Gluten-Free For Dummies Cheat Sheet (UK Edition)

Whether you’re making the transition to a gluten-free diet, or just wanting some inspiration in the kitchen, this Cheat Sheet has the answers. It’s packed with tips and detailed advice on shopping for, [more…]

Gluten-Free Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Your gluten-free diet can be healthy, inviting, and full of flavor. Why not start planning meals with recipes that leave out gluten and pack in good taste and great presentation? [more…]

Measuring and Mixing in Gluten-Free Baking

Measuring and mixing are essential to delicious, gluten-free baked goods. Because gluten-free flours are heavier than wheat flours, weighing them (grams) instead of measuring by volume [more…]

The Components of Gluten-Free Doughs

Many people are working in labs and universities around the world to help make gluten-free products as close to wheat-based products as possible. If you're going to make gluten-free baked good, you want [more…]

What Is Gluten, Why Does It Matter to Baking, and Where Does It Lurk?

Gluten is a molecule unique to certain plants, and it is a key component of traditional baking. Gluten consists of two smaller proteins called glutenin and gliadin. When mixed with water, these two proteins [more…]

Gluten-Free Baking For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Baked goods evolved around wheat, which contains gluten. Gluten is a protein molecule found in wheat and other grains. This particular molecule affects certain people with a condition called celiac disease [more…]

Tips for Creating Flaky Gluten-Free Pie Crusts

With a few tricks, you can make flaky gluten-free pie crusts with ease. Pie crust is all about the fat and the flour. Pie crust doesn’t need much leavening; what you want is tender flakiness. You create [more…]

The Basics of Gluten-Free Baking

If you're new to gluten-free baking, you'll need a basic understanding of what gluten is, products that contain it, and the evolution of gluten-free baking. [more…]

Taking Steps to Remain Gluten-Free

Removing gluten from your life doesn’t just mean that you avoid eating foods made with wheat, barley, or rye. Gluten has found its way into many manufactured products. And even if gluten hasn’t been deliberately [more…]

How to Embrace the Gluten-Free Lifestyle

The act of giving up gluten may seem overwhelming at times. But you can look at it another way: Eliminating gluten from your life means you’ll regain your health and energy. And nothing’s more important [more…]

Key Differences Between Wheat and Gluten-Free Baked Goods

There are some key differences between wheat-based and gluten-free baked goods when you compare flavors, textures, and visual differences. At first, the change to gluten-free baked goods may take some [more…]

Gluten-Free Baking at High Altitudes

Baking is tricky enough, but baking gluten-free products adds another layer of complexity. Now what happens if you live at a high altitude? Higher altitudes are problematic for baked goods because air [more…]

How to Cool Down Gluten-Free Baked Goods

Cooling methods are crucial to the success of baked goods, especially those that are gluten-free. The challenge of baking with gluten-free flours is that gluten is the main structure builder in baked goods [more…]

Ingredients that Add Structure to Gluten-Free Baked Goods

There are ingredients and methods for preparing gluten-free baked goods that can add structure and keep baked goods tender. You can build structure without gluten. Gluten-free baking has evolved over the [more…]

Basic Ratios for Gluten-Free Flours in Baked Goods

In the gluten-free baking world, recipes for baked goods like scones, cakes, and breads are often based on a ratio of gluten-free flours to sugar, liquids, eggs, and fat. If you follow these ratios, you [more…]

Tools and Supplies for Successful Gluten-Free Baking

You can find the tools and supplies you need to bake yummy, gluten-free recipes in most kitchens. Using these tools helps make the gluten-free baking process easier. You can locate these products in most [more…]

Tips for Making Flavorful Gluten-Free Cakes

You can easily make gluten-free cakes that are flavorful, light and fluffy, and with a soft and tiny crumb. Avoid tough and heavy gluten-free cakes by following these handy baking tips. [more…]

How to Bake Chewy or Crisp Gluten-Free Cookies

The only issue with baking gluten-free cookies is choosing the type of texture you want. Crisp or chewy? Do you want a crisp cookie or a chewy one? And how do you make cookies that are tender and moist [more…]

How to Build Structure and Strength in Gluten-Free Baked Goods

To recreate the texture, structure, and strength of gluten in gluten-free baked goods, you must use alternative flours to mimic gluten’s strength and elasticity. It is possible to build a nice structure [more…]

How to Retain Freshness in Gluten-Free Baked Goods

Wheat gluten is a key component in preventing staleness. To retain freshness and retard staling in gluten-free baked goods, choose higher-protein gluten-free flours. [more…]

How to Work with Gluten-Free Doughs

Several methods of making doughs and batters are used in gluten-free baking, and you usually need to corral the gluten-free doughs and batters in some way so they turn out like you want them to. Gluten-free [more…]

Examining Food Labels for Hidden Gluten

When you or a family member has a problem with gluten, you need to know how to examine food ingredient labels to find hidden gluten. You may even find yourself calling manufacturers to verify ingredients [more…]

How to Establish a Safe, Gluten-Free Kitchen

Before you bring gluten-free foods into your home, you have to clean the kitchen to safely remove anything that may contain gluten. Even a tiny crumb or some flour dust can contaminate gluten-free products [more…]

How to Thoroughly Clean a Gluten-Free Kitchen

Decontaminating a kitchen to make it gluten-free can be daunting—but critical for anyone who is gluten-intolerant. A single bread or cracker crumb contains a lot of gluten molecules. Whether your kitchen [more…]

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