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Jul 30, 2011 02:48 AM

food shopping for grain free products

I need to find some grain free products for cooking.

Almond flour
coconut flour
spelt flour

Any ideas?

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  1. Spelt is commonly available. Can't help with the others as I've never heard of them.

    1. Can you use ground almonds or must it be flour? You can find the ground stuff in all supermarkets - flour I never saw.

      Just Googled. If you Google almond flour, there are lots of providers in the UK. Should be simple to order some online - maybe the same for coconut?

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      1. re: zuriga1

        Thanks for the info, I must have missed the ground Almond, flour is just finer ground so will be asking at my Tesco and Waitrose as those are the ones I use the most often.

        And yes it is for baking with out flour. Have a yummy flapjack recipe to replace bread but it takes 2 cups so I am going through it rather fast and expensive. When I google I get places in the USA, will try again.

        Again thanks!

        1. re: Rayanne Staubly

          I've learned to stick UK at the end of my Googles... it often helps narrow the field.

      2. In the UK we tend to call almond flour "almond meal". You can buy it at large supermarkets or loads of health food shops. Look also for "ground almonds" Same for coconut. Somewhere like Whole Foods will have it, but so will lots of smaller places. If all else fails you can make your own by grinding up whole nuts in a food processor.

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        1. Goodness Direct is a good UK online retailer to try, I have Coeliac's disease and have ordered a great deal from them.

          Never seen Almond flour in the UK, you can try substituting Ground Almonds or Almond meal, but don't think they are ground as finely as flour (like the diff between Corn meal and corn flour) so may not turn out as expected.

          I've seen Coconut flour at health food stores around london (Planet Organic and Whole Foods), but not at the large grocery stores. It's also avail on goodness direct.

          Spelt Flour can be found in any large supermarket (Sainsburys, Waitrose, etc) but it isn't with the normal flours, it is the 'free from' or food allergy/intolerance section.

          What cookbook are you using?

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          1. re: YummaYum

            YummaYum the cookbook is "The Gluten free almond flour cookbook" by Elana Amsterdam she is wonderful. I live near Northampton and still havn't found almond ground except in 100 gm size. Looking for a Whole Foods aor Planet organic store next.

            There is also another one called "Cooking for IBS" loaned it to a friend and will have to get it back to give you the author.

            thanks for the web site.