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St. Louis Jewish Light

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St. Louis Jewish Light

Diane Packmans mini round challahs. Photo: Michael Sherwin

Jewish classics, minus the gluten

By Ellen Futterman, Editor September 19, 2019

When Diane Packman’s third and youngest child went off to college, she started to think about what she might do with her free time, besides walk the dog and exercise. She always loved cooking, a skill her mother handed down to her, so she figured why...

Diane Packmans Apple Cake with Brown Sugar Glaze. Photo: Michael Sherwin

Apple Cake with Brown Sugar Glaze

Shared by Diane Packman September 19, 2019

Ingredients for cake:3 eggs1½ cups oil2 tsp. vanilla1¾ cup granulated sugar3 cups apples of your choice chopped1 cup nuts (optional)1 cup coconut3 cups gluten-free flour (Better Batter)1 tsp. cinnamon1 tsp. nutmeg1 tsp. baking soda1 tsp. saltIngredients...

Diane Packman’s gluten- and sugar-free brownie recipe uses an unconventional ingredient for baking sweets — black beans. Photo: Michael Sherwin

Black Bean Brownies

Shared by Diane Packman September 19, 2019

Ingredients1 16 oz. can black beans, drained and  rinsed2 eggs11 Medjool dates pitted½ cup applesauce unsweetened1 tsp. espresso powder (or ½ tsp.  ground espresso)1 tbsp. vanilla½ cup cocoa powder½ tsp. baking soda¼ tsp. cinnamon½ cup semisweet...

The bread of our affliction now comes in varieties that wont afflict those on a gluten-free diet. Photo: Fishman/Ullstein Bild via Getty Images

A primer on gluten-free matzah

By Gabe Friedman, JTA April 6, 2017

NEW YORK — Gluten-free matzah might sound like a bad joke — after all, regular unleavened bread tastes pretty cardboard-like already.But for Jews with celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder that can damage one’s intestinal lining, or gluten intolerance,...

Sweet Potato Kugel

Going gluten-free for Rosh Hashanah

By Margi Lenga Kahn, Special to the Jewish Light September 21, 2016

A traditional Rosh Hashanah meal is highlighted by chewy challah, light-as-air matzah balls, rich noodle kugel, and, of course, an array of delicious cakes, cookies, and chocolates. I can’t wait. However, for those with Celiac disease or an allergic...

Matilda’s Chocolate Cake (Gluten-free)

April 7, 2011

Submitted by Jackie Gerson Ingredients: 3 cups sugar 1-1/3 cup oil 6 eggs 1 cup cocoa 1-1/3 cup potato starch 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional) Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees 2. Cream sugar and oil. 3. Blend in remaining ingredients in order...

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