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Gluten-free Bread

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Hi, I'm a coeliac living in Bangkok. I've managed to find gluten-free biscuits, pasta and spaghetti in Villa Market, but as of yet am still unable to find gluten-free bread anywhere.

Has anyone ever seen it in Bangkok?

Thanks.

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To others who may not recognize this, two of the most common forms of gluten-free bread are those made from either RICE or POTATO flours. What the OP particularly needs to avoid is WHEAT.

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Absolutely positively no gluten free bread so stop waisting your time however....if you go to the supermarket in the shopping centre ground floor next door to the marriott hotel near sukhumvit soi 4 you can purchase gluten free self raising flour already premixed. simply add 3 table spoons of oil and 420 mls of water and stir and allow to rise for 45 mins. Heat oven (I bought a little portable one 2000bht) to 180c and bake for 35 mins. you can add sesame seeds etc and I actually add a spoon of paprika powder to get it a nice colour. I been gluten free for 20 years and this is a great bread especially toasted. Best to slice and freeze asap and pop straight into toaster

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Hi.. I use to buy gluten free bread from Verasu. It is located on the Wireless Road.

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Hi, I'm a coeliac living in Bangkok. I've managed to find gluten-free biscuits, pasta and spaghetti in Villa Market, but as of yet am still unable to find gluten-free bread anywhere.

Has anyone ever seen it in Bangkok?

Thanks.

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Regarding Zorro1's post above, there is a Villa Supermarket in the basement level of what I believe is called the Ploenchit Center, just up the street from the Marriott Hotel on Sukhumvit Road... I'm assuming that is the market he's referring to...

PS Zorro... what kind of gluten free flour (rice??? other???) do they have available for making bread????

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Zorro,

Would also like to have the name of the store, and the brand name of the gluten free self raising flour already premixed. Is that your recipe for the bread, or is it included on the packaging?

Thanks,

-O

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Since the last post here....I haven't been back to the Villa Market near the Marriott... But today I was shopping at the Villa Market nearby on Suk Soi 11, and found I believe what's been mentioned above here...

Never saw this before... but today I noticed boxes of a brand called Orgran from Australia... red and white in color... in the flour/baking products section. I saw at least two kinds... one type a 500g box of gluten/wheat/yeast-free self-raising flour, and the other a box of gluten/yeast/wheat free cake mix.

I bought a box of the self-raising flour to try... at 185 baht per box.. a bit pricey... But it says it has NO gluten, wheat, dairy, egg, yeast or soy... The ingredient label, listed in English among other languages, says maize starch, tapioca flour, rice flour and a couple other things...

The box says it basically can be used in recipies in place of wheat flour, but that sometimes adding an egg or skim milk powder (if allowed by a person's diet) can help.

I've never heard of this brand before...but their box lists a web site... www.orgran.com... And the box info says they make more than 70 products that are available in more than 40 countries....

Bringing my breadmaker back from the U.S. on my next trip back... Looking forward to giving it a try here... in LOS....

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Since the last post here....I haven't been back to the Villa Market near the Marriott... But today I was shopping at the Villa Market nearby on Suk Soi 11, and found I believe what's been mentioned above here...

Never saw this before... but today I noticed boxes of a brand called Orgran from Australia... red and white in color... in the flour/baking products section. I saw at least two kinds... one type a 500g box of gluten/wheat/yeast-free self-raising flour, and the other a box of gluten/yeast/wheat free cake mix.

I bought a box of the self-raising flour to try... at 185 baht per box.. a bit pricey... But it says it has NO gluten, wheat, dairy, egg, yeast or soy... The ingredient label, listed in English among other languages, says maize starch, tapioca flour, rice flour and a couple other things...

The box says it basically can be used in recipies in place of wheat flour, but that sometimes adding an egg or skim milk powder (if allowed by a person's diet) can help.

I've never heard of this brand before...but their box lists a web site... www.orgran.com... And the box info says they make more than 70 products that are available in more than 40 countries....

Bringing my breadmaker back from the U.S. on my next trip back... Looking forward to giving it a try here... in LOS....

Sorry I didn't reply earlier but I unsubscribed . That's the one I was talking about and I bring it back from oz as its half the price there. My recipe in the earlier post is for oven baked bread as there is no recipe on the pack itself. Word or warning, when you find it you should stock up as Villa may take another 3 mths to re order

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Wanted to update this thread a bit...

Was shopping at the Carrefour store in Lad Prao over the weekend, and came across two different products available, both of the Basco brand from Australia.

One was Basco's wheat and gluten free bread mix, 375g box for 155 baht. The recipe on the box says to add only 1 egg and one cup of water. The package ingredient lists does not mention any yeast, but does include a variety of milk and soy product ingredients.

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The second was Basco's multi purpose baking mix, 450g for 219 baht. The box includes recipes for blueberry and several other muffins, and pizza bread, using the contents. The pizza bread recipe calls for adding only 1 cup of water, 2 egg whites, and 3 tbs of vegetable oil. The mix likewise includes some soy and milk product ingredients.

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At that particular Carrefour store, these and some other related baking items were placed in an odd area, on a aisle that was labeled for monk's gift packages.

Below is a photo of the Orgran self-raising flour that Zorro and I spoke of previously as being available (sometimes) at Villa Markets locations in BKK. That package, which was priced at 185 baht when I bought it, had 500g contents and was even more allergen free -- saying it had no gluten, wheat, dairy, egg, yeast, soy or sugar.

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The box does not include any recipes, but instead, says to simply use in place of wheat flour in baking recipes....and I'd assume, also omit adding traditional yeast, since the Orgran flour is self-raising.

Just received my U.S. bread maker/baker machine by shipment from the States, so I'm anxious to give some of these recipes a try, since I'm trying to stick to a yeast and gluten free diet at present.

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Thanks for the update. Too bad I am far too lazy to make my own gluten-free bread. Would be great if the supermarkets sold it by the loaf.

Also, I'd buy that stuff up in bulk whenever you see it because these products seem to come and go. For example, I was delighted to find Orgran gluten-free spaghetti in Villa Market and enjoyed eating it for about a month, when suddenly it stopped appearing on the shelves :o

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Wanted to update this thread a bit...

Was shopping at the Carrefour store in Lad Prao over the weekend, and came across two different products available, both of the Basco brand from Australia.

One was Basco's wheat and gluten free bread mix, 375g box for 155 baht. The recipe on the box says to add only 1 egg and one cup of water. The package ingredient lists does not mention any yeast, but does include a variety of milk and soy product ingredients.

post-53787-1222759643_thumb.jpg

The second was Basco's multi purpose baking mix, 450g for 219 baht. The box includes recipes for blueberry and several other muffins, and pizza bread, using the contents. The pizza bread recipe calls for adding only 1 cup of water, 2 egg whites, and 3 tbs of vegetable oil. The mix likewise includes some soy and milk product ingredients.

post-53787-1222759658_thumb.jpg

At that particular Carrefour store, these and some other related baking items were placed in an odd area, on a aisle that was labeled for monk's gift packages.

Below is a photo of the Orgran self-raising flour that Zorro and I spoke of previously as being available (sometimes) at Villa Markets locations in BKK. That package, which was priced at 185 baht when I bought it, had 500g contents and was even more allergen free -- saying it had no gluten, wheat, dairy, egg, yeast, soy or sugar.

post-53787-1222759682_thumb.jpg

The box does not include any recipes, but instead, says to simply use in place of wheat flour in baking recipes....and I'd assume, also omit adding traditional yeast, since the Orgran flour is self-raising.

Just received my U.S. bread maker/baker machine by shipment from the States, so I'm anxious to give some of these recipes a try, since I'm trying to stick to a yeast and gluten free diet at present.

I use the bottom pic and the way to bake is outlined in my first post. I usually bring back as many boxs as i can from oz as there around half price

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Thanks for the update. Too bad I am far too lazy to make my own gluten-free bread. Would be great if the supermarkets sold it by the loaf.

Also, I'd buy that stuff up in bulk whenever you see it because these products seem to come and go. For example, I was delighted to find Orgran gluten-free spaghetti in Villa Market and enjoyed eating it for about a month, when suddenly it stopped appearing on the shelves :o

All, I also haven't had any luck in finding already-baked gluten free bread in BKK, though I suspect it's out there somewhere... May not be labeled like that....but simply as bread using only a different kind of flour (rice, corn, etc). I need to check out the Verasu cafes in BKK more as a possible venue...

As to store availability of these products, yes, I agree particularly about the Villa Markets.... It's really hit and miss there.

SS, I've yet to find gluten free pasta in either the Soi 11 or Soi 2 Villas where I shop.... (PS - there is a separate TV thread on gluten-free pasta) though I've seen other people say they've had it sometimes... Same about the Orgran self-rising flour... They have it sometimes....but rarely seems to be the most common status.

On the other hand, for whatever it's worth, the Carrefour in Lad Prao this past weekend was very well stocked with both of those Basco products above... Plenty of boxes on the shelves... I also shop at the Carrefour at OnNut, but haven't gone looking for it there yet. Next time I'm by CF in OnNut, I'll report on what I find there.

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Hmmm.... OK.... so much for the first try using the wheat/gluten-free Basco bread mix mentioned above, at least in connection with an electric bread mixing/baking machine. :D

Tried their mix yesterday in my 1-1/2 pound bread maker, and ended up with a nicely baked bread brick.... The loaf didn't rise at all, so the resulting bread, while edible and not bad in taste, was VERY DENSE...

I followed the instructions on the Basco box, which admittedly are not for bread machines, but rather, for mixing in a bowl and then pouring into a mold for the oven. Usually, there shouldn't be much difference, regardless of which way you prepare/bake. But not in this case.

So, I emailed the customer service email address for the company and explained what happened and asked for advice. Got the email response back today saying only, their bread mix had been tested when prepared as indicated on the box, and had not been tested using bread machines. So...they had nothing to offer.... :o

Maybe it's just me... but it's hard to imagine a modern, Australia-based manufacturer of packaged bread mixes would not test or imagine that people might want to use them in bread machines.....

Anyway, I've still got a couple more boxes at home, so I'll probably try one prepared according to the box and baked in a regular oven (that I also have), and maybe use the other in my bread machine, and try adding some additional leavening agents like baking powder and soda....to see if that helps.

Any suggestions???

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Its not the bread its the machine, unless you have a gluten free setting. It has something to do with the rise cycle. You can manually override your machine but you need to google all of the above to get the timing right. I bought a machine in oz and gave it away :o

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WOW, my bread machine has a couple of different settings.... one for regular bread, one for french bread, one for sweet bread and the last one for manual (which only mixes and kneeds the dough, but doesn't bake it in the machine).

No setting for gluten-free, and I'd be surprised to see a gluten-free setting on a bread machine... Never heard of that....

But, I've only ever used the regular bread setting on mine. Never tried and have no idea how the machine operates differently if I choose french or sweet. (And the user's manual doesn't explain what's different about those settings),

Any idea if any of the other settings would work better for gluten-free??

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