Gluten Free Etsians
Xanthan Gum/ Guar Gum/ Psyllium Husk Powder
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I'm a Culinary Grad but am new at gf baking. So far I've mastered choc. chip cookies, bisquits and muffins using xanthan gum. From looking at ready-made products I see the use of guar gum and plant protein like psyllium husk.
Has anyone experimented with baking in combination of these different types of substitutes/additives?
Also, is there a place to get them for less than an arm and a leg? I mean...gee...I am poor. can't afford 11 bucks for 6 oz of xanth.
Posted at 9:17 pm Jul 5, 2011 EDT
I bake from scratch. I use my own blend of gluten free flours. I have pretty much been able to do anything that was made with wheat. I would love to chat more about baking from scratch, convo me, as I do not always remember to check the team feeds more then once a week. The food net work is my favorite tv channel. I can convert just about anything to gluten free!
Posted at 12:58 am Jul 12, 2011 EDT
I obviously bake! LOL But haven't checked here for awhile. Yes, the gums are expensive. But if you search the internet, you can find it cheaper. I usually pay around $8 for around 8oz. at the local grocery store. It last for awhile, I only use 1 tsp per cup of flour when baking. Unless, it is a very crumbly dry item then I might use more.
Posted at 4:17 pm Jul 18, 2011 EDT
I haven't tried plain gelatin...but I sometimes use banana in baking as a binder. My sister in law feeds her family gluten free and egg free, and banana holds her cakes and baked goods together well. It does add banana flavor, but its yummy in chocolate items!
Posted at 3:21 pm Aug 14, 2011 EDT