Substitutes and Suggestions for Gluten Free Living #2
For cookies, mix wheat
Starch and soy flour in any
Proportion in the
Quantity called for in the
Use your own allowed granola mix to replace nuts and give crunchiness
In recipes calling for milk or water, heat these liquids slightly
before adding to dry ingredients. Shortening may also be melted in
this warm liquid which will cut down on mixing times.
For bread recipes, double the amounts called for and make several
small loaves. They freeze well. Since the loaves dry out in about
two day, cut your loaves into pieces before freezing and defrost
these as needed.
Use crushed cornflakes or crisp rice cereals for crumbing foods or in
desserts such as apple crisps and pie crusts. Use potato chips for
A banana blends ingredients together well.
Batters made from flours other than wheat may appear much thinner or
much thicker than batters made from wheat flours.
Cakes made with substitute flours other than wheat tend to be dry. The
moisture can be preserved by icing the cake or by storing them tightly
Meat cookies can be quickly made by just mixing a jar of baby meat
with rice or other pablum, and adding 1/2 tsp baking powder. Bake in
moderate oven for about 10 minutes.
The thickening sauces, gravies or puddings, substitute one of the
following for 1 tbsp wheat flour: 1/2 tbsp cornstarch, 1/2 tbsp
potato starch flour, 1/2 tbsp rice starch, 1/2 tbsp arrowroot starch,
2 tsp quick cooking tapioca, 2 tsp tapioca flour.
Wheat free spaghetti and noodles are available in specialty stores.
Chines bean threads are an acceptable substitute for spaghetti, as is
And equal amount of frozen french fries may be substituted in a
casserole to replace macaroni, spaghetti or noodles.
To bread fish, chops and chicken, dip meat into rice flour, diluted
evaporated milk, then into allowed crumbs. Refrigerate one hour
You can make your own 'breading' mixture. Mix 1 cup of recommended
flour, 1 cup allowed bread crumbs, 1 tsp seasoned salt, 1/4 tsp
pepper, 1/4 tsp spice. Keep in plastic bags in the refrigerator or
Hold meat together in patties or meat loaf with cooked oatmeal,
grated nuts or potato.