Gluten is found in grains such as wheat, barley, and rye, and causes inflammation in the small intestines of people with celiac disease. Eating a gluten-free diet helps people with celiac disease control their signs and symptoms and prevent complications. One of the biggest drawbacks of being gluten-free is not being able to enjoy common baked goods like breads, cookies, and cakes. Gluten is needed in the baking process to help make the dough "doughy." Gluten also helps dough rise, another crucial factor when baking. Since gluten gives such important properties to dough, if it is simply eliminated it without compensating for it in some way, the results will be disappointing.
The namesake for Jules Gluten free vowed after she was diagnosed with celiac disease in 1999, to create gluten-free flours she could substitute seamlessly for the foods she loved. Now, Jules is considered a gluten-free guru and she travels the world sharing her expertise on gluten-free living with the likes of Woman’s Day and The Washington Post, who notes, "Shepard's breakthrough was in nailing down a mix of five grains and starches to approximate the properties of wheat flour."
The living social deal is selling for $30 ($99 value) and includes a 5-pound bag of all-purpose flour, cookie mix, cornbread mix, and grahams mix so you can make gluten-free graham cracker crusts for your holiday pies. Five e-books featuring 203 gluten-free recipes are also included. Recipes in the e-books include Nearly Normal Cooking, Bread Baking, Holiday Baking, Thanksgiving and the CookiE-book . The offer is open to new customers only.
Customers are raving about the gluten-free products, Cyndi from South Carolina exclaimed, “I was diagnosed with gluten issues 3 years ago & have struggled with baking ever since. From the South, as you well know, holidays are all about baking the family staples & although I did bake many still for my family using wheat flour ---I was out in the dark. I read about your flour on the web –ordered 4 bags (I was very hopeful) and this past weekend made my all-time favorite Sour Cream Pound Cake (with no alterations). Yes it is decadent and rich (one of the reasons I only bake it at the holidays)---Anywho----It WAS AMAZING!!!!! No one could tell it was made with GF Flour—it was just perfect----I am hooked ---Now I don’t have to miss out –nor do I have to make separate dishes –Next up, Fried Chicken –just like before!!! Thank you for making GF a lot easier and now more of the norm and not the exception!!! You have a customer for life.”