Gluten-Free Cookbook

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Gluten-Free Flour, Grains, and Starches

These products offer some alternatives to gluten-containing ingredients and flours that are helpful to have on hand when baking gluten-free.

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Gluten-Free Baking: Xanthan Gum
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Xanthan Gum

Gums are a common ingredient in gluten-free baking. They are added to enable rising, reduce crumbling, and give the elastic texture that gluten usually provides. Food manufacturers also use gums as thickeners in salad dressings and pie fillings.

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