Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Like gold dust... (Advert?)

I have uploaded Year VI of the war diary. It covers the first three months of the year so quite a bit to read!

The product mentioned below seems to be as rare to find as hen's teeth:
I remember seeing some in a supermarket a few weeks before Christmas but as I didn't know what it was for, didn't buy any. It contains modified tapioca starch which seems to be different to tapioca starch. I think in the U.S.A., it is referred to as Expandex.

Almost everywhere online seemed to have sold out, including Isabel's web site, which seemed odd. Anyhow, I managed to find some on a large well known internet site and ordered two, especially as the postage was cheaper than buying just one!

I shall report back eventually and let you know if it makes a difference.



8 comments:

  1. We await further news with anticipation. Wonder why it was so rare! xx

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    1. Doesn't seem to be much in the UK at all.

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  2. They've most likely been overwhelmed with the sudden huge surge in folk wanting GF products and used up all the supplies.

    It will stop a lot of the problems with crumbly pastry etc if it works. We'll wait for the report :-)

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    1. I shall try it in bread first and see how that goes. I want to then do pastry with it although we find the pastry okay but haven't yet tried with wet ingredients in it.

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  3. Probably sold out because everyone is trying to lose weight in the New Year.
    I have not tried this, hope to read how it does for you.

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    1. Don't think this product has anything to do with weight loss.

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  4. Is this instead of xanthan gum?

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  5. Not sure. On its box it just says modified tapioca starch but online, it states it is a blend of that and xanthan gum. The recipe I am using today uses both.

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