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Great Book--Not Entirely Gluten-Free.
on January 7, 2014
Let me start by saying I'm a big fan of the, "Cake Doctor," books. Anything that makes gluten-free baking easier is awesome. However, many of the cake recipes in this book rely on Kraft Pudding additions--which are not gluten-free because of cross-contamination.
In years past, it was sort of an internet meme on celiac disease boards, from people feeding celiac kids not-entirely-gluten-free-food, that Kraft would tell you if something contained wheat.
That's true: Kraft will tell you if something contains wheat. What they won't say, because it would negatively affect sales, is that hundreds of their products are made in huge mills that process wheat containing ingredients. Many, many things that Kraft sells are cross-contaminated, badly, and will make anyone with celiac or gluten-intolerance quite ill. (Their puddings, both in ready-made and refrigerator-ready form, and their cheese slices are not gluten-free; as a celiac who is only mildly lactose intolerant, I can speak to being glutened by them, severely.)
The good news is that Trader Joe's makes a Kraft pudding copy that is gluten-free. Just avoid the Kraft pudding add-ins, and this is a really good book.