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Confused about gluten free products...

owen_meany | Dec 12, 2010 04:58 AM

I'm bringing desserts to a holiday party and have been asked to make some of them gluten free.

I picked out a GF peanut butter cookie recipe (from a GF site) and also a flourless chocolate cake.

So, I go food shopping to get PB and find that there is one deemed GF but my old standby Jif isn't denoted as such even though the ingredients are the same...so I buy the GF one and look for GF baking chocolate and GF cocoa but can't find any even though it seems as though both of these products (just like PB) should "naturally" be GF.

So I come home to Google these products and it seems like even some GF sites say stuff like "semi sweet chocolate" in their recipes as opposed to "GF semisweet chocolate"..

What's the deal? Is it just that some of these "naturally" GF products are made in plants that may not be GF? Or do I need to specifically look for GF baking chocolate and GF cocoa?

I'm obviously committed to making sure that no one falls ill from my offerings so I'm not reluctant to seek these products out if I need to...I just want to know how to proceed.

TIA! Sara

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