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Fortunately information about the presence of gluten intolerance are spreading more and more, that’s why more and more goods are produced specifically for people with gluten intolerance and celiac. The number of such manufacturers are still relatively small and most of them are located in Europe but their products are sold practically all over the world. In smaller quantities and with less variety but you can find this products. Such products contain one or more of the following markings: “Gluten free“, “Wheat free“. This products are the most safe for the people with gluten free diet. Produced on special equipment, which is definitely not produce anything that may contain gluten.
Classico del Mastro Panettiere – white gluten free bread. The taste of classic white bread. It is definitely tastier than gluten free bread, which is sold in Russia, and so crumbly. But it’s not my favorite bread.
Reisbrot – very thin slices of gluten free bread, which are quite easily broken and have the original flavour (different from regular white bread). For someone fractures is good (the bread is soft, crumbly), but for someone not very good, because it is extremely easy to crumble and not very suitable for sandwiches, although I used it for these purposes too 🙂 Very good as an alternative to regular bread when you become tired of it or just wants a change.
Bon Matin — four white rolls with a slightly sweet flavor. Very soft and tasty bread that can be used for sandwiches or as any other alternatives to bread. They do not crumble and it’s very convenient to eat them at home or to take with you outdoors.
Personally, of all the gluten free bread most of all I like – Pane Casereccio. It has the consistency and taste very close to our usual wheat bread. Even better, perhaps 🙂 Taste really really good, the bread is not crumbly, but soft. This bread I would eat as much as possible, unlike bread which is sold in Russia. Taste even similar to gluten free homemade bread.
Buckwheat, rice and corn-rice gluten free crispbread by Dr.Korner – delicious crispbread that you can use at home as an alternative to regular bread, and they are very convenient to take along as a snack.
Personally I like rice cakes with sea salt. In my opinion they are the most delicious and the taste is not boring.
Schar Bread-Mix-Mix-B – gluten-free flour for bread. Packaging 1 kg. Flour suitable for baking bread, buns and pies. View recipes without gluten, which I cooked based on this flour.
Mehl Farine Schar – gluten free flour for pancakes (blini in Russia). Packaging 1 kg. Flour is suitable for baking pancakes, dumplings, etc. I use it exclusively for pancakes (blini of course 🙂 ).
Schar Mix it Universal – universal gluten free flour. Packaging 500 gr. Flour suitable for all bakery, I use it for baking apple cake, cookies, etc. View gluten free recipes that I offer on the basis of this flour.
Theoretically you can use any of this flour for absolutely any purpose. But, as shown by my personal experience of usage, it is better to stick to this separation of the assignments. The composition of these three types of flour is different, which greatly affects not only the taste of baked goods, but also on how the flour behaves when kneading the dough in the baking process, etc. For example, pancake flour is more sticky, as the pancakes in Russia are fried thin and should not break while turning. Using this flour for pancakes you will make them more qualitative and, very importantly, you’ll save on the amount of flour, as using a different flour you will have to put it much more to achieve the desired quality.
Almond flour – is a perfect alternative to flour used for baking cookies, cakes and other desserts. I use it for baking almond cookies and it turns out very tasty and flavorful!
Gluten free flour mixes by “Garnets”. As for me, I prefer flour mixture by Schar, as they have optimally combined the composition but these compounds can also be used.
Сellophane noodles Sen Soy – gluten free vermicelli made from green beans. Bought in Okey, but not on the shelf with gluten free products but at the section with regular pasta. You can read one of the gluten free recipes, which I cook from this noodles.
Gluten free fusilli (pasta) Schar. Sold in Okey at the section with gluten free products. They are prepared like regular pasta and tastes very similar. You can cook them with vegetables, seasonings or sauce.
Protein free and gluten free pasta McMaster. Sold in shops of healthy diet “Rada”. Also similar to regular pasta and prepared according to the same principle.
Gluten free spaghetti and macaroni (like Penne) Schar. Prepare like regular pasta/spaghetti.
Gluten free spaghetti Misura. Prepare spaghetti as usual.
Tofu Morinaga. Bought in Auchan on Metallurgov, 87. Delicious addition to the toppings, especially for those who do not eat meat. Pure tofu is not used, it can be fried with spices, you can prepare it on the basis of lactose free sour cream, etc.
Soy milk Bona Vita. Bought in Mega Mart on the Cosmonavtov Avenue, 104. Very tasty product and ideal replacement for regular milk for those with lactose intolerance and/or casein intolerance. I use it for baking gluten free buns, gluten free pancakes and for my breakfast corn flakes. This milk is tasty for drink too, for more healthy variant and flavor you can add a spoon of honey.
At this moment I found 3 gluten free soy sauces: Kikkoman Tamari, Bragg Liquid Aminos and Pearl River Bridge Gluten Free.
The first 2 of them, unfortunately, I couldn’t find in retail stores in Russia. But they can be ordered online, for example on the website iherb.com you can find gluten free sauce Bragg Liquid Aminos. And the sauce Kikkoman sold, for example, on Tenerife, in the island’s capital – Santa Cruz, if you will visit it (probably somewhere else, I write about places where I found it myself). As for the last sauce, I found it in the Internet shops of Ekaterinburg and Moscow but did not try it yet.
Here are the sauces:
If you try the sauce in its pure form, it is slightly different in taste from the classic soy sauce. But hardly anyone uses it this way, usually the sauce is added to dishes during cooking or with sushi. In this situation – sauces are very much alike to the usual soy sauces.
I can highly recommend this gluten free soy sauces for everyone! One of my favorite dishes with soy sauce: cellophane noodles with vegetables.
Schar Corn Flakes – gluten free corn flakes. Taste – quite similar to the ordinary corn flakes. As for me – I like corn flakes with honey, they are sweeter, but these are not very sweet. But you can add honey in milk or in corn flakes itself (if you like it without milk) and it becomes very sweet and tasty 🙂 For those who have lactose intolerants, like me, you can use coconut or soy milk.
Schar Marble Cake – chocolate gluten free cupcake. Very tasty, soft and crumbly cupcake! Well suited for tea and I also take it to the trips (in case of no gluten free food on the way), although it is very crumbly. I really liked it, bought it several times.
Schar Muffins – gluten free muffins. I have not tried them because they contain lactose but I’m sure they must be very tasty 🙂
Gullon Cookies – two types of gluten free cookies Gullon. This are the most tasty gluten free cookies I tried.
Apricot in chocolate by Samara pastry – gluten free and lactose free chocolates which contain the cocoa paste, dried apricot and walnuts.
Prunes in chocolate with walnut by Samara pastry – is similar to the previous gluten free and lactose free candy and contain prunes, walnuts, cocoa paste, cocoa butter and sugar.
Candy with truffle body by Samara pastry – is another delicious gluten free and lactose free chocolates that will appeal to everybody 🙂
All chocolate candies by Samara pastry – are the most delicious candy I’ve ever eaten! Every time I buy them – I’m ready to eat the whole box at a time, but taking my time and not allow myself to eat more than one candy a day 🙂 This is truly treasure for people with gluten free and lactose free diet.
Hot chocolate sold under the brand Okey, manufacturer – Spain. Hot chocolate, which does not contain neither gluten nor lactose and is very easy to prepare, enough to dissolve it in cold water, add milk and boil. I add the soy milk to make chocolate lactose free and it turns out very tasty and useful for health!
Chocolate Babaevskiy – Branded and Luxury. Gluten free and lactose free dark chocolate which is suitable for people with gluten/lactose intolerance and celiac disease. Delicious chocolate that you can eat or add to your bakery.
Elite chocolate by Babaevskiy and Bitter chocolate by Pobeda (Victory). These two types of chocolate may contain a small amount of allergens but compared to all the other types of chocolate – they are at the second place for security after the previous two.
Now you can read about gluten free products that are sold in all ordinary stores at the page Gluten free products and find the information about the sale of special gluten free products in different cities at the page Gluten free cities.
Here given not the complete list of all existing gluten free products but only that I came across myself. If you can tell me about some other special gluten free products (foods, cosmetics, household chemicals, etc.) – please send me product name, brand, short description, photo (in original form) and, if possible, the city and store where product was purchased, to email: firstname.lastname@example.org or you can send it from the contact form.