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Broomstick

gluten free

I've got a new friend who is gluten free. I don't much like the idea of thickening casseroles with cornflour, being used to cooking in the flour and gradually adding the liquid. I prefer to use arrowroot as it is less shiny, but if anyone has any other ideas would be glad to hear! (A long time since I posted! Good to see quite a few of the old names still there!!)

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Queen of Puds

Gluten free thickeners

I confess that I buy McDougalls thickening granules which happen to be gluten free (although I don't need to avoid gluten), & find them invaluable for sweet & savoury dishes. I think they may be based on cornflour, but they are tasteless & so simple to use. Worth trying them if you haven't already?

What I like is that you can make a stew or casserole, & let it simmer for hours without sticking or burning & then add the granules which will thicken on contact when stirred into the hot liquid. Even good for making a fruit sauce out of excess juice. I feel bereft when I run out - I can only buy them in sainsbury's near me, Tesco don't stock them all the time.

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Broomstick

gluten free

Thank you for that. I have never heard of them, but will look out for them.

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Queen of Puds

Gluten free

Same concept as gravy granules, usually in the baking aisle, blue & white tub.

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Suzanne Banwell

Gluten free

For my mum, who is a coeliac and needs a gluten free diet, I thicken sauces and gravy with cornflour, mixing the cornflour with a little water to make a runny paste then adding it to whatever needs to be thickened. I will watch this space for more tips too !!

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Gravy Queen

Gluten free

I am coeliac and I use cornflour or Doves farm gluten free flour . You can also thicken soups and stews with rice or lentils too .

 
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