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Mochi as a gluten free alternative - help!!!

I didn't broil it, I will try that with what I still have, and see if I can find a place that makes or sells it for next year. I haven't had it enough times to be able to make it I don't think :) have to try it, I didn't even think about checking for Japanese stores thanks!

Jan 14, 2013
Ecobaker in Special Diets

Mochi as a gluten free alternative - help!!!

I did pan fry it, but I got rocks - too much oil maybe? I bought Eden and one other brand I can't remember, the other brand was more sticky than the Eden but not in a good way.

Jan 14, 2013
Ecobaker in Special Diets

Gluten and lactose free

These look awesome! I'll be making these right now but using almond butter and maybe sunflower seeds due to peanut allergies but mmmmmm thank you!

Dec 07, 2012
Ecobaker in Special Diets

Mochi as a gluten free alternative - help!!!

I had mochi in Hawaii last year and loved it. So I finally found some here, baked it as per the instructions and it didn't double like I read it should and it wasn't awesome...can anyone give me some recipes or advice on how to best prepare a d serve this? I've diced up what was left of the not awesome, not poofy mochi and am thinking of frying, boiling, or steaming it to give it new life. Would any of those save it? Thanks!

Dec 07, 2012
Ecobaker in Special Diets

need ideas for egg substitute

Ok you sold me :) thanks for link, next p-kin pie I make will be with agar use the PPK recipe, I've had such great success with so many if their recipes I have to give it a go! Thanks again :)

Dec 07, 2012
Ecobaker in Special Diets

need ideas for egg substitute

The PPK ladies are seriously some of the best vegan cookbook authors out there, and they don't use "replacers" The chocolate chip cookie recipe in Vegan with a Vengance is the best!!

If I were making a gooey cake I would most likey use some chia seeds; I measure and then I grind them - white chia for vanilla since it blends better for color - I grind them because it gives a nicer consistancy - and I just add them to my dry and increase my wet by about 2-3 TBS per TBS of chia...Also add about a half tsp of baking powder per egg (so if the recipe calls for a tsp and 2 eggs I use a TBS - I wouldn't use more than that though as it will affect the taste). I would also use a bit of corn startch or arrowroot. I find when subbing more than 2 eggs it's better to use a couple subs rather than just one. Chia and baking powder are my go to, but for like a pumkin pie or other softer dessert I use silken tofu, maybe with a bit of startch and or chia thrown in to balance it out...I just bought a vegan egg yolk powder, haven't tried it yet but maybe I can make something that needs that yolk taste with it, not sure :) Also if artificial flavor doesn't nother you birds custard powder is good in fillings.

I have to try the agar agar, I have some but I haven't tried it, I've used gelatin and it was ok, but chia is better.

Dec 05, 2012
Ecobaker in Special Diets

Gluten free gravy

I've used this brand and with a bit of spices added it is very good.

http://www.imaginefoods.com/products/...

I always add it to some pan drippings and some potato flakes (crushed up) to thicken it up again.

Dec 05, 2012
Ecobaker in Special Diets

Sources for dairy-free recipes?

The Daiya cheddar wedge makes a fabulous Mac n cheese! There is also one called Earth Island which I love, it melts great and I like the taste a bit better than the daiya, it melts kind of like velveeta, you can freeze it as well, I find it doesn't keep once it's opened, so I grate the whole block and freeze what I don't use - you can also freeze the daiya. There is also a website http://www.godairyfree.org/ which has some great dairy free recipes. Best of luck!

Dec 05, 2012
Ecobaker in Special Diets

The definitive gluten free "BEST OF" list! Please add your favorite retail GF stuff.

I was going to second it but I realized mine is Annies (the boxed kind) it's very good, way better than I was expecting - will have to try the Amy's next time I have to have Mac n Cheese (Dairy is an issue for me, but sometimes I take the tummy ache - it's not like Gluten which takes me out for 3-5 days, dairy just a bit, so once in a while I have to have a little)...Also I just discover Mary's Organic Crackers (I hate the crackers, WAY too healthy for me lol) but the cookies!!! Oh my....they are fabulous! Dairy and egg free too, I only tried the chocolate chip but YUM!

Dec 05, 2012
Ecobaker in Special Diets

The definitive gluten free "BEST OF" list! Please add your favorite retail GF stuff.

Love it!! I'm in Canada but here's a few I love:
Kinnikinnick -GF graham crumbs, rice cerial (like Rice Krispies)
Only oats -oats and oat flour
Purest - baking powder & baking soda
Hempola hemp seed flour
Manitoba harvest - hemp seeds and hemp seed butter
Betty Crocker - cake mixes
Tinkyada rice pasta spaghetti style mostly others are ok but spag is best
Super Slim rice crackers
Enjoy life - chocolate chips, chocolate chip cookies soft, sugar cookies crunchy
Go go quinoa- mushroom soup (vegan if made w soy)
Bobs red mill variety of GF grits
Barney butter Almond butter (peanut free as well)
Pure pantry chocolate chip cookie mix
123 Gluten free biscuits for pie crust recipe

That's my list of loves for now, oh and a locally made corn tortillas called El Mercado
Oh and o'doughs white bread(egg and dairy free as well as GF)
Lays potato chips
YumEarth Organics gummy bears
Good karma r"ice" creams...
Ok for real this time done :)
Forgot so nice coffee creamer and earth balance soy free spread (I'm dairy free as well, also peanut and egg allergies in my home so I avoid those too) whew now I'm done :)

Nov 07, 2012
Ecobaker in Special Diets

NY foodies need help in Banff/Jasper

Pizza construction has been awesome since it opened in the '80's! I loved it when I was a kid - good to hear its still open and yummy!

Oct 22, 2012
Ecobaker in Prairie Provinces

Fresh Roasted Coffee Edmonton

Nice, you sold me! Will add this to my "have to try" list - thanks!

Oct 22, 2012
Ecobaker in Prairie Provinces

Fresh Roasted Coffee Edmonton

Catfish! I couldn't remember the name - their espresso is fantastic! And they'll grind it for u which will stay fresh*ish* for a week or two, perfect in a stove top espresso percolator.

Oct 22, 2012
Ecobaker in Prairie Provinces

Best place to buy bulk food items like rice flour in Edmonton?

Planet organic has bigger bags of specialty flours, blush lane organic has some selection but not larger sizes, both Walmart and superstore as well as Asian markets (as mentioned above)l these places have giant bags of a variety of flours to try :) you'll have read the package cuz the names are sometimes different, like besan is chick pea flour ( I never would connect those two lol) -have fun!

Oct 22, 2012
Ecobaker in Prairie Provinces

perfect and easy gluten-free vegan cupcake recipe?

Oct 17, 2012
Ecobaker in Vegetarian & Vegan

perfect and easy gluten-free vegan cupcake recipe?

Hi, maybe I can help. I'm new to gluten free baking, for vegan baking I suggest anything from these ladies http://www.theppk.com/ vegan cupcakes take over the world pretty much covers the vegan cupcake in a good way - easy and perfect for learning vegan baking (may even have a GF one in there, I should check)...

As for Gluten free Vegan I've only made a couple (ok one), they were fine the next day, my 4 year old said they were better than with gluten (he's a foodie's kid with his own food allergies, I know wierd thing for a kid to say) my daughter (13 years) didn't say better but just as good - to the point...

...deep breath of shame...

Betty Crockers Gluten Free boxed cake mix (exhale...so much for scratch, but my kids are used to scratch baking and they loved it)...I used 3 TBS of Chia seeds, measure first and then grind in a coffee grinder or spice grinder - white chia seeds are great for a vanilla cake, but even the black ones won't be too bad, add to dry mix and blend adding also a tsp of baking powder, ad an extra half to 3/4 cup of water (I used half a cup more) follow the direction on the box subbing oil for butter (I used Organic Olive, a mellow flavored one, canola or other would work as well). You don't have to grind the chia seeds, they will work without grinding but it is a much better consistancy, as in no seeds stuck in peoples teeth, if you don't grind them up people will be picking chia off thier teeth for hours...
No need to premix or gel or heat, just measure, grind mix and bake :) I stored them in the fridge but it may not be nessisary, I've only made them once, but they were very good.

Oct 17, 2012
Ecobaker in Vegetarian & Vegan