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sugar free and flour free cake or cookies?

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moderato2 Aug 6, 2009 11:02 AM

Does anybody know who makes sugar free and flour free cookies or cake near Cambridge/Boston (or any places)?

Thanks.

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  1. Science Chick RE: moderato2 Aug 6, 2009 11:55 AM

    Whole foods has a variety of pre-packaged sugar free and/or gluten free baked goods in their bakery section of the store.

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      lgss RE: moderato2 Aug 6, 2009 05:23 PM

      Are you trying to avoid wheat/white flour, flour that contains gluten (wheat, oats, barley, rye, spelt), or all flour (the above plus millet, corn, buckwheat, sorghum, quinoa, amaranth, garbanzo, etc.)?

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        moderato2 RE: lgss Aug 6, 2009 06:14 PM

        Igss, I am trying not to eat processed flour, which is a white flour and also not to eat artificial sugar.

        Do you know any places to sell cake or cookies made without white flour and artificial sugar?

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          lgss RE: moderato2 Aug 6, 2009 07:31 PM

          Check with Fiore Italian Bakery in JP. They reportedly offer some GF (gluten-free) items but I don't know what they use for sweetener.

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            PinchOfSalt RE: moderato2 Aug 11, 2009 05:40 PM

            Just to clarify - so you can get the help you are requesting - whole grain wheat flour would be okay, right? In other words, you are not avoiding gluten, but you are avoiding flour that has had the bran removed. If that is the case, it sounds like you would also be avoiding things like white rice flour. Is that the case?

            Along similar lines, what would be okay for sweetening? At first you said you were seeking "sugar-free" cookies and cake and then you said you are avoiding "artificial sugar". So is any sweetening agent acceptable? If so, what?

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              Karl S RE: moderato2 Aug 12, 2009 10:58 AM

              It sounds like you are trying to avoid (1) all flours other than whole grain flours, and (2) all sweeteners, "real" (be it granulated sugar, fruit juice or honey, for example) or artificial. If that's the case, that's an exceptionally tall order and I would be curious if such a thing is plausible with cookies especially.

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                Allstonian RE: Karl S Aug 12, 2009 01:57 PM

                Frankly, if the item in question has to be free of both natural AND artificial sweeteners, is it still cake or a cookie?

                Perhaps moderato2 means they want baked goods free of PROCESSED (i.e. white) sugar, in which case other sweeteners might be all right. Come back and give us some more info so we can try to help!

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                  Karl S RE: Allstonian Aug 12, 2009 02:10 PM

                  Agreed. An oatcake made with whole grain flour would be about it....

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            bear RE: moderato2 Aug 6, 2009 06:17 PM

            If you are looking for some gluten-free foods, Anello's in Portsmouth, NH, seems to be a gluten-free cafe. I have no idea about sugar-free products. I've only passed by the cafe and never eaten there, but here's the info:

            http://www.anelloscafe.com/

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              minc RE: moderato2 Aug 10, 2009 02:39 PM

              The best gluten free cakes and cupcakes I have ever had are from Celia Cakes in Arlington (celiacakes.com) Her cakes are better than most regular cakes as well. She needs 48hrs notice and her cakes are priced the same as Flour Bakery. You will not be disappointed! Not sugar free though.

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