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3/23/09 1:04 P

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I was checking my desktop shortcuts and discovered that www.glutenfree.com/ has a recipe for GF Matzoh from the Gluten Free Pantry French Bread and Pizza Mix by not using the yeast (near bottom of page). I generally do not use yeast which is why I have not used the GFP French Bread mix on hand, so I am going to the Matzoh recipe. The photo looks impressive.
For those of us who do not observe Passover, there is a recipe for Hot Cross Buns. The photo of them looks fantastic. That is one thing I miss. Barb

Matzoh

1 cup of the GF Pantry French Bread and Pizza Mix (no yeast) (#12-6057-M)
1 egg
4 tablespoons of water
Mix ingredients it in a mixer on high speed for about 20 seconds until it formed a dough ball. Sprinkle more mix on parchment paper and roll dough out very thin. Pierce it with a fork in the same pattern as regular matzah and placed it in the preheated oven at 450 degrees on the parchment paper for 18 minutes. Take it out of the oven and let it cool on the paper.



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3/13/09 8:42 P

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You guys are great! And thank you, Nomad, for your lengthy post and insight! I found a source through kosher.com for $12.99/box of gf matzah meal, but the 3 boards of shmurah matzah is pretty high... I found the same brand in Brookline, MA and they, at least, had 16oz boxes of matzah boards for the same $33, and that is easier to handle, so...so far, that's it. I'll keep searching, and use the info you all posted here.

We'll keep sharing and get through passover.

OH Kedem gelite fish does not have wheat filler - yay!

Fran

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3/12/09 8:01 P

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Living Without...this months issue has an article in it entitled "Sensitive to Seder" No need to pass by these Passover desserts. It includes Passover baking tips and a receipe for "Mock Matzo."

Also included are two resources for purchasing gluten-free matzo:

Lakewood Shmura Matzo Bakery
Lakewood NJ
available by mail order
732-364-8757

Gluten free oat matzo
made in the United Kingdom
but available from local distributors
glutenfreeoatmatzos.co
or kosher.com

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3/12/09 6:26 P

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Giggles,
I recommend you join the ICORS Celiac listserve
listserv.icors.org/SCRIPTS/WA-ICORS.
EX
E?A0=celiac
then click on Join or Leave Celiac
This is a large international list but predominately American. You can search their message database or ask your questions there to a larger group . Good Luck, Barb (gf 28yrs)
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Here are some postings from the last 2 weeks:
1. Passover products are on the shelves in many supermarkets now. The labeling required on Passover products enables those of us with celiac to find more foods that are gluten-free. But, just because something says Kosher for Passover does NOT mean it is gluten-free.

Here is what you need to know.

First, religious (Jewish) law prohibits eating grains during Passover, except for the wheat in matzah and its related forms....matzah meal, cake meal, and farfel (regardless of how they're spelled.) So in order to be labeled Kosher for Passover, the product must list if any of these are in it. If you see matzah, matzah meal, cake meal or farfel in the ingredients....do not eat it. It is wheat. The reverse helps us too, because if NONE of these are listed on a Kosher for Passover product, the product IS gluten-free, including in the processing.

Second. If a Kosher for Passover product says non-gebrochts, it has no grain in it and is gluten-free.

Read the labels carefully. Check the freezer department, too.

You may see people on the listserv talking about oat matzah. I do not use it and do NOT know where to get it, but the matzah that is sold in supermarkets is made from wheat (and I just saw spelt, also no good for us). In the past, oat matzah was ordered from various websites.You can do an online search, if that's your preference.

And, please don't be angry with me if your supermarket does not carry a plethora of Passover products. Tell the store manager, not me.

I hope this helps.

Lin (I have celiac and observe Passover.)
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2. I've been getting questions in response to last week's posting about how to interpret labels on Passover foods. So I did some more research.

I found out the answer about kitniot. None of the websites'interpretations said anything about wheat, oats, barley, or rye. They did say that if Kosher for Passover product says that it does not contain kitniot, it means no corn, soy, corn syrup, dextrose (presumably from corn) or legumes. (Please don't beat me up if your rabbi disagrees with this description. I know there are different interpretations. I saw peanuts on the list too, but I grew up using peanut oil for Passover. Go figure.)

And I found an actual definition of non-gebrochts.
Gebrochts is a Yiddush word meaning "broken". No-one knew the connection.
The practice of not eating gebrochts is
"an additional strictness that some observe during Pesach (Passover), to avoid eating any matzah product that has come into contact with liquid after being baked."

So again, on a Kosher for Passover label, it's gluten-free if it has
no matzah
no matzah meal
no matzah farfel
no cake meal
no gebrochts
(all relevant spellings apply).

No kitniot, I'm sorry to say, does not seem to help us at all, unless you're allergic to corn and soy...and maybe peanuts.

No responses, please. If you have any additional questions, searching the web is your best resource. Happy holiday, whatever you celebrate.
Thank you. Lin
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3. To my listmates on the celiac list and a few other folks who are wheatfree/gluten-free and not on the list:

Just received my annual publication: A Passover Guide To Cosmetics and Medications, from Kollel, Los Angeles. Kollel is a Jewish institution that prints this large booklet to help those observing Passover, but since wheat (except for matzah), oats, barley and rye are taboo on Passover....this booklet of copious lists is great for anyone who is wheat-free or gluten-free.

If you get the booklet, read the instructions carefully. The products are gluten-free unless otherwise indicated....so look for the indications.

While the booklet is free, Kollel expects a donation for it. I don't know if they can accommodate a deluge of requests, but you can ask, if you're looking for a guide like this. Their phone number is 323-933-7193. I am not trying to promote the organization. Just letting you know about the booklet.

Lin
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Edited by: GFNOMAD at: 3/12/2009 (18:29)
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3/12/09 2:14 P

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the problem with matzah, is that i think by definition it has one of those nasty gluten proteins in it, so techinically, I think oat matzah are the only ones, and it is already hard to get gf oats. This blog I read has a good bit on it: glutenfreebay.blogspot.com/20
07/03/mis
sion-possible-gluten-free-moc
k-mat
zo.html


If you are willing to make ones that don't conform to Jewish law, there are a bunch of online recipes.

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3/12/09 12:29 P

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I found this one for you! Good Luck!
Here is what the posting read:
These have all the taste and in-soup properties of "real" matzah balls, but none of the gluten.

The response I got from people who tried these was fantastic. They liked these as much, if not more, then regular matzah balls.

Submitted by Jerry, Rockville MD
Thanks to Debbie Kerry of NZ

Servings: 16 Matzah Balls


gluten-free matzah balls

ingredients
6 large eggs
6 Tablespoons chicken fat or margarine
2 tsp salt
1/2 teaspoon xantham gum (optional, but helpful)
2 cups instant mashed potato flakes
4 tablespoons club soda

Preparation:
1) Beat eggs and margarine/fat together (by hand is okay.)

2) Add salt and xantham gum to potatoes and mix with fingers to combine.

3) In 3 or 4 batches, add the potato flake mixture to the egg mixture, combining well each time.

4) Add the club soda, mix well and chill for 20-30 minutes.

5) Wet your hands and form the mixture into balls about the size of a walnut (they puff up a lot while cooking.)

6) Cook in simmering soup/broth/hot water for 20 minutes.

NOTES: I used "chicken-flavored" instant mashed potatoes to give them even more of a chicken soup kick!

If you like heavier matzah balls, substitute 4 tablespoons of broth or water for the club soda.

www.epicurious.com/recipes/member/vi
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3/12/09 12:08 P

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Hi gang! I'm a 'sparker', and my husband has been glulten free since about December. Passover is coming up and I thought I could find gluten free matzah and gf matzah meal on my own, but I'm tearing my hair out. Hey, also....I've found and used some great pasta products, but if I could find a substitute for egg noodles, I'd love that, too. Anyone out there who can help? I've checked the internet, and found one outrageously priced source for hand made matzah in NJ, but boxed matzah would be great!!

Trying to demand more of myself.

My weight loss goal is really about health and feeling better, but of course, looking better in my clothes will be nice, too.

Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: What - you, too? Thought I was the only one. (C.S. Lewis)





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