Our expert says:
I am indeed sorry to hear that you have been diagnosed with gluten intolerance, because this is one of the most difficult dietary changes to implement. I am at present no aware of a recipe book that is available in SA, but if you Google "gluten free recipes" on the Internet, you will find a reasonable variety of such recipes. I have also seen gluten free bread on sale at supermarkets like Woolies. Gluten free flour is expensive because it is sold in such small quantities compared to standard flour, but the recipes on the Internet will also help you to use alternatives such as maize meal, maizena, rice and sorghum flour, for baking. Just remember that it is ironically the gluten in cake and bread flour that makes cakes and breads light and fluffy, so baked goods made from gluten free flour or other flours will have a different texture and appearance.
I hope you will be able to resume your baking.
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