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PostSubject: Living Without: possible Matzah?   Living Without: possible Matzah? EmptySat Feb 02, 2008 5:47 am

I had a subscription last year to Living Without Magazine, and they ran an article about individuals in the church that are unable to partake in the Eucharest or Communion because of their Celiac Disease.

Well, they've put most of that article up on their website here and I think it has a couple of recipes that MIGHT work for Matzah for us during Passover.

The only thing is, we have to decide whether or not we're doing this Ashkenazi style Passover (corn, rice, bean free) or if we're going Sephardi (which allows us much more leeway this time of year to eat items that are safe for us).

These are all unleavened, and I don't see anything in them that wouldn't be ok except for the stringency of the differnet sets of rules. Perhaps some of these could be modified to be OK as far as Ashkenazi Pesach by having Oats instead of the other ingredients. I don't know how that would turn out though.

From the Article:

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Individuals in search of a GF wafer can also make their own. Here are three recipes to try. All of the recipes were posted anonymously on - and are reprinted with permission from - www.enabling.org/ia/celiac/communion.html

Communion "Tortillas"
This recipe makes tortilla-like wafers that can be broken into smaller pieces for consumption. The wafers keep well in the freezer.
6 cups gluten-free flour
1 cup olive oil
1 cup milk
2 eggs
Xanthan gum

* Preheat oven to 350.
* Mix all ingredients together well and knead. Add xanthan gum as needed to make dough slightly sticky.
* Roll out dough into thin layer. Cut around a small saucer to measure "tortillas."
* Bake 7 or 8 minutes on each side.
* After tortillas cool, break each into pieces for serving.

Washington Wafers
This recipe originated with the Washington Celiac Support Group.
2 tablespoons potato starch
7/8 cup cornstarch (7/8 cup is equal to 1 cup minus 2 tablespoons)
3 cups brown or white rice flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons xanthan gum
1/2 cup margarine
1 cup buttermilk

* Preheat oven to 350.
* Mix dry ingredients together. Cut margarine into dry ingredients.
* Add buttermilk and mix with fingers until workable.
* Roll with rolling pin on a rice-floured surface as thin as possible.
* Cut into small circles using a bottle cap.
* Bake for 6 minutes. The wafers will not brown.

Unleavened Communion Wafers

1/2 tablespoon sugar
1/4 cup soy flour
1/4 cup potato starch
1/4 cup brown rice flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon white Crisco
1/2 tablespoon butter-flavored Crisco
1 1/2 tablespoons gluten-free honey
1/4 cup water

* Preheat oven to 350.
* Mix dry ingredients well.
* Cut in Crisco and honey.
* Add water in small amounts and mix well.
* Spread dough in a 1/4 inch thick layer in a 9 inch pan.
* Bake for 10 minutes. Cool.
* Cut wafer into pieces measuring 1 to 1 1/4 inches by 1/2 inch
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Location : Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA
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PostSubject: Re: Living Without: possible Matzah?   Living Without: possible Matzah? EmptyThu Apr 10, 2008 7:08 pm

Has you tried any of these yet? I need to choose which to make Frusteration time

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