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  • Supergran
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    • 20th Oct 07, 9:02 PM
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    • 20th Oct 07, 9:02 PM
    I also would like some recipes, I have just been put on a wheat free diet and it has cost me £4.29 today for a loaf of bread and two packets of biscuits.

    I know i have to do it for my health but the cost is silly money.
    Dreams Do Come True
  • D&DD
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    • 20th Oct 07, 10:31 PM
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    • 20th Oct 07, 10:31 PM
    Here's the brownie recipe I use
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showpost.html?p=6581085&postcount=43

    Supergran I can recommend the Panasonic breadmaker for making gluten free bread,it will save you money in the long run if you have to buy the bread at that price! I get breadmixes free on prescription for my son not sure if its still free for adults??

    He loves Juvela products and they now do a fresh loaf which is baked to order through your pharmacist in batches of 8 loaves.We tried him with these but he had a reaction (he's dairy free too and the loaves contain milk) he liked the taste tho!
    Did your dietician give you any cards to send off for some samples?? They are very generous sample packs and help you get some idea of products available when first diagnosed..They also all have sites with recipes on them
    try a search for
    Juvela
    Glutafin
    Orgran
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  • nodwah
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    • 20th Oct 07, 10:49 PM
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    • 20th Oct 07, 10:49 PM
    I also would like some recipes, I have just been put on a wheat free diet and it has cost me £4.29 today for a loaf of bread and two packets of biscuits.

    I know i have to do it for my health but the cost is silly money.
    Originally posted by Supergran

    I've been wheat free for 20 years and I've genarally stopped making bread altogther and dont' really miss it. Having said that dove's farm do a bread mix (in a white packet with pink writing) that you add eggs to and poss other things, and it comes out lovely and risen if a bit cake-like. You can get it in larger sainsbury's. If you're only wheat free and not gluten check out any delis locally as a few near me do rye breads which suit me, denser than normal bread and not all are the really heavy sourdough types. I used to get flour from a health food shop that was made from milllet and I used a mixture of that and rye flour to make a sort of small loaf which was tasty, but i haven't seen that for a while.
    If it's cakes you're after doves farm rye flour is good for fruit cakes like christmas cake and it makes good carrot cake and banana loaf for me.
    Make oatcakes your friend! but check the label some have wheat.
    You'll be learning that the most amazing things have wheat in them like yoghurt and even ham and watch out for pringles!
    Tesco do a nice shortbread type biscuit in their free from range that's seriously addictive.
    It's a bit late in the evening and I think I'm rambling so sorry....:confused:
    Just call me Nodwah the thread killer
  • Supergran
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    • 21st Oct 07, 11:08 PM
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    • 21st Oct 07, 11:08 PM
    Thanks D&DD I will check out the names you gave me. I haven't seen the dietician yet, i am waiting for an appointment, but i am trying to do my best while i am waiting.

    Also thanks to nodwah for the information, I have bought a packet of oat cakes and have yet to try them.
    Dreams Do Come True
    • monkeymagic11
    • By monkeymagic11 22nd Oct 07, 1:05 AM
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    monkeymagic11
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    • 22nd Oct 07, 1:05 AM
    Clementine Cake
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    • 22nd Oct 07, 1:05 AM
    I make a lovely cake at Christmas with ground almonds and clementines (but you can use any oranges or even lemons). It's a Nigella recipe

    http://www.nigella.com/recipes/recipe.asp?article=175

    It seems like a real faff because you have to boil the oranges in their skin for 2 hours but you just stick them on and leave them and then the house smells gorgeous (especially at Christmas!)

    The recipe says to process the whole lot but when I started making it I didn't have a processor so I used a potato masher to mash up the oranges and it was just as good.

    It is suitable for those with a wheat allergy but not nut allergy because it's made with ground almonds

    It's lovely! yum x

    PS My dad suffers from IBS so tries to reduce his wheat intake - he finds chappatis are a good alternative to wheat tortillas for bread (I think they're made with gram flour which comes from chickpeas but I'm prepared to be set right on that one!)
    • Pink.
    • By Pink. 22nd Oct 07, 6:24 AM
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    Pink.
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    • 22nd Oct 07, 6:24 AM
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    • 22nd Oct 07, 6:24 AM
    Hi sparklygirl,

    You should get some ideas from these threads:

    gluten free goodies

    Gluten-free fairy cakes

    If you scroll to the bottom of this link, there are some biscuit and cake recipes that your grandma might enjoy.

    Pink
    • thriftmonster
    • By thriftmonster 22nd Oct 07, 7:09 AM
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    thriftmonster
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    • 22nd Oct 07, 7:09 AM
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    • 22nd Oct 07, 7:09 AM
    I use the Doves Farm gluten free flour - the plain one - and made Twink's hobnobs (although oats might contain a little gluten?) and also gingerbread men just using a standard GH recipe. I also made choc fairy buns using a standard weight of 2 eggs recipe. They are very soft when cooking and seem to firm very quickly.
    “the princess jumped from the tower & she learned that she could fly all along. she never needed those wings.”
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    • redheadirish
    • By redheadirish 17th Jan 08, 12:38 PM
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    redheadirish
    • #9
    • 17th Jan 08, 12:38 PM
    Twinks hob nobs?
    • #9
    • 17th Jan 08, 12:38 PM
    Hiya, just joined and i am gluten free myself. I keep seeing references to Twinks hob nobs? Any chance of a link to them? Many thanks in advance - jo
    • Pink.
    • By Pink. 17th Jan 08, 12:48 PM
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    Pink.
    Hiya, just joined and i am gluten free myself. I keep seeing references to Twinks hob nobs? Any chance of a link to them? Many thanks in advance - jo
    Originally posted by redheadirish
    Hi readheadirish,

    Welcome to MSE

    Here's the link: twinks hobnobs.

    Pink
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    the MS society's best bet diet is GF - they have really nice easy recipes My kids love them!
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  • Kron
    Gluten free cooking - old style
    Hi everyone.

    I've been reading Weezl's latest challenge with interest. However my eldest daughter has coeliac disease and buying gluten free food adds quite a bit to our shopping bill.

    Main meals are not a problem as all are gluten free. It is things like biscuits, cereal bars and bits like that that make the shopping expensive.

    Does anyone have any recipes they can help me out with. She was only diagnosed a couple of months ago so it is all new to me. She is also diabetic so I have to watch chocolate/sugar a little bit.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    All the best.

    Karen
    • Pink.
    • By Pink. 9th Jul 08, 5:16 PM
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    Pink.
    Hi kron,

    I've added your thread to an earlier one that has some recipes that may help. This website may be useful too. Gluten free recipes

    Pink
    • Dee140157
    • By Dee140157 9th Jul 08, 5:32 PM
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    Just to add to an earlier post I made twink's hobnobs with gluten free flour and they were delicious. My tesco has just started selling s.r flour gluten free as well. Like others I have almost given up bread but do eat the pittas you can buy. Keep meaning to look for a recipe to try and make them but have yet to do so.
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    • belfastgirl23
    • By belfastgirl23 9th Jul 08, 6:32 PM
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    belfastgirl23
    I have a cake recipe that is gluten free and delicious - Lemon polenta cake

    Cake
    250g butter softened
    200g sugar
    3 large eggs
    200g polenta
    1tsp baking powder
    Finely grated zest of 1 large lemon
    50g mixed peel

    Syrup
    100g lemon juice
    100g sugar
    200ml water
    A few sprigs fresh rosemary

    You just make this up the cake as normal, cream butter and sugar together, then eggs one at a time, then polenta, then peel and zest. The mixture is sticky as heck though so make sure you grease and line your cake tin or you'll never get it out! It goes in a 9in spring release tin if possible. Oven at 190 or 375 for about 30-35 mins

    to make up a syrup you boil the ingredients together, just keep it cooking on the hob till the cake is done, don't cover or it doesn't reduce down (I just found that out yesterday!).

    Remove the cake from the tin and then pour the syrup over it. Serve hot or cold.


    Anytime I've made this for anyone they've asked for the recipe. It also sounds kind of posh for what is pretty much a basic cake recipe....

  • Bonaventure babes
    Just to add to an earlier post I made twink's hobnobs with gluten free flour and they were delicious. My tesco has just started selling s.r flour gluten free as well. Like others I have almost given up bread but do eat the pittas you can buy. Keep meaning to look for a recipe to try and make them but have yet to do so.
    Originally posted by Dee140157
    Hi Dee...im coeliac and have been longing to try Twinks hobnobs for so long but have never made them because of the oats.
    Did you make them for a coeliac or just to be wheat free??:confused:
    Never worry 'till you get a worry...

    • Dee140157
    • By Dee140157 9th Jul 08, 9:03 PM
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    Dee140157
    I'm not coeliac, just wheat intolerant so I avoid wheat as much as possible. I can take it in small doeses occasionally but not often. In fact about the only time I have wheat is in pasta as I don't like the gluten free pasta. There seem to be various debates as to whether coeliacs can eat oats. As far as I understand it oats do not contain gluten, but a similar substance that can cause upset for coeliacs. It may be an issue because of the way they are processed, often in factories used for wheat. But I think you can buy oats that are specifically labelled gluten free. Will see if i can locate.
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    • septemberblues
    • By septemberblues 8th Oct 08, 10:27 AM
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    septemberblues
    In Sainsburys they now stock Doves Gluten free Self Raising flour, in Tesco and Asda there is Doves Gluten Free Plain flour and Doves Gluten Free Bread Mix. They are all under £2 a packet, I made cakes a few days ago with the Self Raising Flour, they are delicious on the first day, but a little dry as time goes on! Probably best to put some icing on them. I make at least a loaf a week in my bread maker (the lovely Panny of course!), the bread is lovely to eat on the first day, then use it for toast after that. It will freeze as well, it's really easy to slice so slice before you freeze it. I haven't used the plain flour yet.
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  • Cute 'n' Quirky
    I posted a wheat-free Christmas cake recipe, why has it been removed?
    • belfastgirl23
    • By belfastgirl23 8th Oct 08, 12:00 PM
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    belfastgirl23
    Good question - I saw it too....it was definitely up there

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