Hi! I'm the proud mum of 2 beautiful kids, Princess Pumpkinseed and Prince PeeWee. PW is a contact egg-allergy sufferer. Thus began my adventures into egg-free cooking, namely baking. From there, the cooking and baking evolved to include dairy-free, gluten-free, nut-free, gelatine-free foods. So let me share with you my trials and tribulations via this blog and my successes on my website (http://www.sointricake.com) So Intricake!
Sunday, 10 June 2012
Guar Gum - a safer alternative
Gluten-free cookies, with Guar gum
I've started using guar gum in my gluten-free baking in place of xantham gum. Guar gum is made from cluster beans or guar beans. I feel that it gives baked goods a better texture than xantham gum, less gummy!. From what I've read, guar gum appears to have a very low rate of allergic reactions to it, that too only if the guar is contaminted at the source.