I’ve attended a few holiday parties recently and it got me thinking about how they can be stressful for those with celiac or an intolerance towards gluten. With this in mind, I wanted to re-visit the topic of eating gluten-free and more specifically gluten-free holiday baking.
In this article I’ll cover a few fundamentals regarding gluten and then move on to a few tips & challenges with gluten-free holiday baking.
What is gluten?
Gluten is the generic term for the storage of protein in grains. It is found in wheat, oats, barley, spelt and rye.
It is the high proline and glutamine content in gluten that prevents the proteins from being completely broken down