Faithfully Gluten Free
Creating Delicious Gluten Free Recipes since 2008.
June 28, 2011 at 11:59 am
I love all things sweet and this treat of a pizza looks like one I should not miss. Thanks so much for sharing this great recipe.
gluten free oatmeal says
July 7, 2011 at 1:13 am
Nice website! Greetings from Glory Foods.
Jeanine - The Baking Beauties says
July 14, 2011 at 9:07 am
Thanks, Eliana! We loved the flavours of this pizza cookie. 🙂
July 24, 2012 at 8:09 am
I’ve just recently started a gluten free diet and I still find myself confused by it. It is my understanding that dairy is a forbidden food on a gluten free diet. I started with your cream puff recipe and then came to this one and I see you use butter, margarine, and cream cheese in your recipes. Do you have any problems including these with your digestive symptoms. I would very much like to add dairy back into my diet. I’m having dreams about cheese. I also see you use xanthan gum. Can you tell me what the purpose of this is in baking. I’ve always enjoyed baking but baking gluten free has me totally puzzled. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
July 24, 2012 at 8:22 am
Welcome to the wonderful world of gluten-free. 🙂
Dairy is gluten-free, and is not a problem on a gluten-free diet, unless you’ve been told by your doctor to avoid it. It is more likely to have a digestive problem with dairy if you also have problems digesting gluten, but it is not a rule that one must be dairy free when they are gluten-free.
In regular baking, gluten holds baked goods together. Since gluten-free flours do not have any gluten in them, we need to use an additive, either xanthan gum or guar gum, to help keep things from falling apart, or going flat. Most people use xanthan gum, it is more expensive, but some people have digestive issues with guar gum.
In gluten-free baking, you also use a combination of flours to get the same mouth-feel you get with wheat flour. If you use just one or another, it will be crumbly, sink in the middle, or just taste plain awful. 🙂
Hope this helps clear up a few things. Any more questions, please ask, I’m happy to help!
November 9, 2012 at 11:15 pm
All your recipes look so good! I look forward to trying them as I’m new to the gluten-free world. Thank you for sharing.
July 1, 2013 at 7:44 pm
Just made this and it’s phenomenal–I’ve been hooked on your recipes since making a pumpkin cheesecake and caramel apple trifle last fall. Yum!
Jeanine Friesen says
July 20, 2013 at 1:13 pm
So great to hear that, Lenora! I LOVE the other 2 recipes you mentioned as well. 🙂
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