When I was first diagnosed with a wheat allergy my first thought was, what about dessert? I could not believe I was going to have to give up all sweets. But after researching the issue I have found, much to my relief that I don't have to give up anything.
The substitute baking products have come along way over the past ten or so years. If you had tried the wheat-free cookies fifteen years ago, you probably gave up sweets, they were that awful tasting. But more people are being diagnosed with wheat allergies so the market for wheat-less sweets has gained more attention. The products you can now purchase are far superior.
I have found that buying pre-mixed products are the easiest way to go when it comes to baking with out using wheat flour. If you love to cook and are very persistent, you can figure out how to bake without them but I prefer to buy the pre-made mixes.
On the Internet, if you put in "no wheat baking" you will dozens of very good web sites where you can buy these mixes. There are also web sites that you can exchange recipes with other wheat allergy sufferers.
The Internet health food stores really seem to offer the best selections. You can buy brownie mixes, cake mixes, and cookie mixes, just to name a few. Your baking instructions are a little different than you are probably use to but they will turn out looking like regular baked products, and they are delicious. They also offer a baking mix that is sort like a Bisquick that gives you the ability to have a general-purpose flour mixture.
So, if are allergic to wheat, you can still make all of your favorite foods and sweets, it is just going to take a little time and experimenting.
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