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February 24, 2010



Hi, Abi!

I know of Bob's Red Mill, but what is the AP mix? I'm wondering what is in it to see if I can re-create it using whole grains and my grinder here at home. Also, I've seen the Xanthum Gum in several gluten free recipes and I'm wondering what purpose that serves. Where do you buy it? Would you be willing to enighten me? Although we are not aiming for a totally wheat-free diet, I love to minimize the wheat whenever I can. I have been developing a waffle and pancake recipe that uses oats, spelt, and buckwheat. Would that work for you? Or do you have to stay away from buckwheat, too?

Thanks for any thoughts you may have. I know I asked a lot of questions! Can't wait to try the C.C.C. recipe!



hi suzanne :)

here is the link to bob's red mill AP (all purpose) mix that has all of the nutritional info along with ingredients

it is the gluten/protien in wheat flour that allows baked goods to rise so when you are dealing with gluten free flours you have to help them along. that is where xantham gum comes into play. i can get it at our local grocery store but all health food stores will carry it too. it is pricey but you only use a tsp or two at a time so it lasts a while. i keep it in the fridge in a mason jar.

buckwheat, despite it's name, is not at all related to wheat and is therefore safe for those on a gluten free diet. spelt however is a relative of wheat and is NOT safe for those on a gluten free diet. oats are debatable b/c they are usually processed on the same equipment as wheat and contain gluten as a result of cross contamination. bob's red mill offers gluten free oats that are grown and processed on dedicated equipment. despite that some people on a GF diet still have trouble with oats even though they do not actually contain any gluten on their own.

i hope that helps!

Monkey Lobster

DOUBLE YOLKS!!!!!!!!!!!!


I love that your chickens are perfectly designed for Chocolate Chip Cookies. They look delish! Must try them for myself.


Thanks, Abi, that really helped! I've heard that spelt is a no-no, but hadn't heard about the oats. Oats are so good, it would be hard to do without them AND wheat!

I really appreciate the time you took to answer my questions. Please keep us posted about how you end up changing the CCC recipe to be gluten free.

Have a great day!




I know, could it be better? :)


i made these the other day and let's just say there were none for breakfast the next morning!


Gee, and here I was wondering what to do with myself this morning....looks like cookies are in order!


i believe it!


yay! you'll love them (maybe a little too much!) ;)


These look awesome. I just this morning made a GF flour mix. I'll be making these soon! Thank you for the link.


Oh boy oh boy those look yummy!

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