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    Hello, with the replacement for xanthan gum, could you please put the ratios for replacement?
    with one teaspoon of gum or tablespoon, how much chia seed and flaxmeal would I need

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      C.J. Brady

      Hi Cecilia,

      Sure, so with 1 tsp of gum, you’d need the same amount of chia and flax seed. BUT, you’d make the slurry first – use 2 – 3 times the amount of water. So 3 tsp. water and 1 tsp. chia or flax seed or a combination as I use here https://gluten-free-bread.org/amazing-gluten-free-white-bread-without-xanthan-gum and then let it soak for a few minutes before adding it to the recipe with the wet ingredients.

      Hope that helps!


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    I have tried using the recipe without any gums, but my loaf rises well and then sinks in the middle before the baking is finished. How can I overcome this ?

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      C.J. Brady

      Hi Helen,

      Thanks for asking…

      What recipe are you using? What are you using to replace the gums? What size pan are you using? It’s tough to nail down exactly why it fell, but I’ll try!

      Let me know, thanks!

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    Can I do the reverse? I’m vegetarian so don’t eat gluten and I was wondering if I can adjust the xanthan gum in order to omit the gelatin. Thanks!

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      I can’t edit my above question… I made a typo: I should have said I don’t eat **gelatin.**

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      C.J. Brady

      Hi Linda,

      Thanks for the question!

      Actually you may not have too – if you can do xanthan gum with no problems, then just use that. If there is gelatin in a recipe you want to make, then a good rule of thumb is 1 tsp. of xanthan gum per cup of flour.

      Hope that answers your question.



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