Friday, March 26, 2010

Gluten-Free Products For Passover 2010 - Part II - Baked Goods

This is a continuation of Gluten-Free Products for Passover: Part 1.

Ah yes, there's more. Much more. Here are but a few of the other gluten-free Passover items I bought today:

Paskesz's Pesach Crumbs are "bread" crumbs made of nothing but potato starch, eggs and shortening. You can use them to bread chicken cutlets for baking or frying, which is what I plan to do with them. I'm sure they'd be great on fish, or as a filler for meatballs, too.

Sandwich cookies filled with apricot jam... Unfortunately I didn't realize they were sugar-free until I got them home. Oh, well! Hopefully they'll still be good. Oberlanders makes gluten-free ladyfingers I've enjoyed in the past.

An apricot roll cake from Mendy's bakery. I've had something similar before and it was quite tasty, and much more moist than most Pesach baked goods, thanks to the filling...

Zemer's finger cookies with raspberry jam inside, dipped in chocolate. I grew up eating (non-Pesach) cookies like this so they make me happy.

Schick's makes some of the best Pesach baked goods. They use not just potato starch but also almond meal and almond paste in some of their items. These cookies are an assortment, and I've had them before and enjoyed every bite. I especially like the jam-filled sandwich cookies.

And no, I won't be eating these baked goods all myself (though I could). Several are to take to our seder hosts, for unlike last year we're not hosting our own seders this year... Although I love cooking for other people, various stresses right now make the thought of having seders at other peoples' houses a huge relief indeed.

Other items I bought included cake mixes (Leiber's is good, but I wasn't impressed by the Haddar brand), hot dogs, and my childhood favorite... raspberry jelly rings!

Keep a few things in mind when you buy gluten-free Passover goods. First of all, non-gebrokts does mean no gluten or grain ingredients, but it does not mean that there was no cross-contamination or that the equipment was cleaned thoroughly. So it's best to check with each company unless there is a clear statement on the packaging. Also, be careful because many of the products I listed in my posts can also be found in non-gluten-free versions containing matzo meal (blintzes, for example). More about non-gebrokts and why Passover is a "gluten-free goldmine" can be found in a guest post from a few years ago here, which is still quite relevant.

See more gluten-free Passover recipes and product information here.

Chag sameach!


~M said...

Chag sameach!

Susan said...

I just found your blog. I love the alternative gluten free products you have researched out. I had no idea there were gluten free foods for Passover. Thank you!

Geraldine said...

I found your blog and honestly this is the first time that I've read such a thing.. The post looks delicious and I didn't recognized that those are meant for Passover.. thank you for such information..

Antoinette Musik said...

I just came across your wonderful blog and can't stop reading!! Your food looks so so yummy!!
I also have a blog with some of my GF recipes

Anna said...

These looks so yummy. Yours look so delicious, I’ll have to give it a try. Thanks for sharing all of your great recipes.

Recipe contests said...

Ah, if only my local grocery stores offered more gluten-free products. I wish the bigger brands would distribute more of the gluten-free cookies and such!!

-- Chelsey

{ T G L } said...

A bit unrelated but it's nice to find your blog here. Hope all is well with you!

Shabbat shalom,
This Good Life

{ T G L } said...

Oh by the way, I also posted some Passover recipes on my blog... they are probably quite easy to make them gluten-free. Feel free to check them out!

All the best,
This Good Life

David said...

Sandwich cookies filled with apricot jam is so good.........
Gluten Free

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