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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 1:48 pm 
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I do make oat "flour" from oatmeals at home, but I can never get that really fine consistency. I'm grinding them in a blender about 1/4 cup at a time, but it's still too coarse for things like cookies and doughs...

Anyone know where I could buy safe non-wheat flour (oat, corn, potato, rice) either in the Montreal, or Ottawa area? Or tell me how to make my own better? ;)

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 6:54 pm 
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Location: Ontario, Canada
I find spelt flour works well in baking. You can find it in the natural health section of Loblaws/Superstore.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 9:46 pm 
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Location: Gatineau, Quebec
I was never able to use just one flour to substitute for wheat flour. Here is what I used:

4 cups white rice flour
1 1/3 cup corn starch
2/3 cup tapioca starch
6 tsp xantham gum (a powder - available at health food stores)

Total: 6 cups

I mixed it up in my KitchenAid mixer. I found it worked really great, and it was hard to tell the difference between it and wheat flour.

K.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2008 9:19 am 
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Location: Niagara region, Ontario
You could try www.quinoa.com to get some grains. I have ordered amaranth flour, quionoa, wild rice, flax etc. You would just have to ask them about manufacturing procedures if cross-contamination is an issue for you.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 9:46 pm 
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FYI -- spelt is a variety of wheat. People with a wheat allergy / celiac disease / gluten intolerance generally have to avoid it.

No shopping advice----but back in the days when I used to eat oats, I'd grind oats in my coffee grinder. I've made great oatmeal cookies by using a mixture of ground oats and oats themselves. I cooked the oats on the stovetop with the liquid ingredients a bit to soften them. I don't have a recipe, though---I just experimented until I got the flavour and texture right.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2008 7:24 pm 
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I second what Helen said - we always avoided spelt when avoiding wheat.

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