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Thread: Why is it when I make a gluten free pie this happens lol

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    My husband has celiac disease. He has had it for years but he would not go on the diet until just recently. The diet is eliminating gluten. It is a protein found in wheat,barley and rye. So not white flour.

    This weekend we are having a family reunion for my husbands family. I am making pies for it. Since my husband, his father and his niece all have celiac I have to make everything twice. Gluten and non gluten.

    Here are the results. Both homemade crust both the same berry recipe. And look!! UGGHHH I give up lol

    I was such a good cook and baker before gluten free. Now I feel like a 5 year old in the kitchen. Everything I thought I knew is now different. LOL one day I will get it. The worst part about it all is I agreed to go on the diet for moral support (and its easier to have a dedicated gluten free house) but I so want a bite of the regular pie lol

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    I'd probably still eat it!! :) They look yummy!

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    Do you have xanthan gum in your mix? I mix rice flour, coconut flour, tapioca flour and xantham gum and have had good results lately. I also have gluten free oatmeal flour which adds a nice flavor. But some people can't have oatmeal at all.

    BTW, your pie looks wonderful. We celiacs know things may look a little different and appreciate your efforts.

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    Yes yes, it does look yucky. You just box that thing right up and send it on over to my house where I will dispose of that ugly pie properly for you :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by irishrose
    Do you have xanthan gum in your mix? I mix rice flour, coconut flour, tapioca flour and xantham gum and have had good results lately. I also have gluten free oatmeal flour which adds a nice flavor. But some people can't have oatmeal at all.

    BTW, your pie looks wonderful. We celiacs know things may look a little different and appreciate your efforts.

    I did put xanthan gum in it. I used rice, tapioca and corn starch. The crust itself I think is alright I was just so disappointed that it bubbled over like that. I kept watching it and kept watching it. I checked it one last time and said it needs maybe 5 mins went back in 3 and it looked like that lol. If the crust had browned like the regular pie I might have been able to catch it but it didnt. Ohh well I am sure it is still good.
    And thanks I am trying. I have made the best cookies my husband has ever had (so he says lol) and I found some pretty good doughnuts and he likes the bisquick pancakes

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    What an awful pie! Here, let me take care of that mess for you. CHOMP!

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    Have you tried an egg wash on top of the crust? That can help with the browning. My Grandma always said the boiled over pies showed they were home made and thus would taste better.

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    It's the taste that matters, right? They know you can bake, just look at the other!

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    I think it looks marvelous :D:D:D

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    That second pie looks terrible - you should give it to me so I can test it for "quality control" :P

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    You are doing much better than me at making a gluten free pastry dough. The last time I tried it, it would not roll out and I ended up lining pans by pressing in the dough. My son wanted to make piroshgi (meat pies), I think it is spelled... anyway, it tasted good... but we could not get a top crust.

    I have also tried gluten free noodles and they came out kind of tough. The last pie I made I went to the gluten free market that we have in Everett and bought premade, frozen crusts. They were really good!

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    could you make a cobbler

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    Look at the bright side ... the glueten free guests will easily be able to identify THEIR pie!!

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    Still yummy looking! I don't think you will get too many complaints.

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    it still looks good most definitely better than mine. i gave up on crust and make it cobbler now. dil can't have gluten neighter and is vegan.now when she comes the cooking is up to her and i clean up-- but i'm learning

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    Have you ever looked at any of the Jules gluten free cookbooks? (I got them out of the library to try them and then I bought the one we liked best.) She uses her own flour blend but she tells you how to make it. She has a pretty good pie crust recipe. Here is the pie crust:

    http://blog.julesglutenfree.com/2010/10/grandmaís-pie-crust/

    Here is the flour blend:

    http://thecircusmcgurkus.blogspot.co...our-blend.html

    It isn't perfect for everything, but it is pretty good.

    You may also want to try some butter or shortening in your crust. Or maybe a little oil or plain yogurt. Any of these will help make it more elastic.

    Gluten free cooking is a whole new world and the rules are very different. Stick with it, your husband is sure to feel better soon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kraftykimberly
    Yes yes, it does look yucky. You just box that thing right up and send it on over to my house where I will dispose of that ugly pie properly for you :-)
    I agree! I have celiac disease and I know how this goes. My crust looks just like it. But it tastes good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RatherB Quilting
    I'd probably still eat it!! :) They look yummy!
    ditto

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    small price to pay..I'm sure it tastes wonderful! I've never been brave enough to try pie crust..I can cook everything else..but that. Scares me to death. =D

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    They will LOVE your effort because it won't make them sick! There are some things that really need gluten and bread is one too. I make a really good peanut butter cookie with just substituting corn flour for the wheat flour. Gluten comes in a lot of things you would never guess. I didn't know toothpaste contained gluten.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kraftykimberly
    Yes yes, it does look yucky. You just box that thing right up and send it on over to my house where I will dispose of that ugly pie properly for you :-)
    will you share? I'd be willing to test drive that gluten free pie also, can you throw some gluten free vanilla ice cream on top while you're at it :-)

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    Any of these will help make it more elastic.
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    Have you tried Quiona? One site online I just checked said it was gluten free. They had some recipes for cookies, which might work for crust with added oils or butter.

    Have you tried Flax seeds, crushed and boiled? It makes a glutenous sort of liquid and might help in a pie crust.

    Have you tried boiled okra? It also makes a glutenous thick liquid when boiled and strained. Probably have to add lots of spices and/or flavorings to mask the taste but worth trying.
    I made this once a lot of years ago for one of my kids' friends who was allergic to darn near everything. She ate it and no bad after effects.

    What about plain eggs? Are you allergic to them? And then rub softened butter on the crust and bake it.

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    Well we tested out the gluten free pumpkin pie I made yesterday. It was good. The upper crust was a little hard, but I never like that part anyways. The bottom part was good.

    Now for the berry since it is a double crust I am thinking the top crust may just get left on the plate lol

    I do use everything to make it elastic. xanthan gum. I also use a blend of flours. Its going okay but it is defiantly different.

    Thanks everyone. I know the pie will probably taste okay. I just wish when I am putting pies out in front of 75+ people that they looked pretty lol

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    Have you ever tried Taro root? It's a marvelous and nutritious plant that grows well in Hawaii, and we can get it in grocery stores. It looks like a hairy potato and gets real gummy when cooked..remember hearing about Poi? That's what it is. I think that I'll try some, cooked with Quoina and try crusts in tarts. With no top piece it should go over well.

    And should you not like to eat them, plant them for some neat tropical plants. It's a half brother to Elephant Ear, just smaller.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redkimba
    That second pie looks terrible - you should give it to me so I can test it for "quality control" :P
    LOL

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