About Gluten Free Biscuits | Malta
Gluten free food is food that does not contain gluten, which is found in most grains. The biggest, most common source of Gluten in the Maltese diet is in wheat, and all the products that contain wheat. This includes bread and pasta, which are staple items in the Maltese diet. For those with a sweet tooth, going gluten free can be very challenging as most sweets contain at least some flour, and therefor gluten, in them. For a more in depth explanation on what gluten free means, click here
However, as more people are discovering that they are gluten intolerant, companies are taking notice and have started catering to the growing market. This includes confectionary items. Not only are there now a wide variety of gluten free biscuits and cookies, but the ranges are extending into various cakes as well.
To make these biscuits and cookies gluten free, the wheat flour has to be substituted for another ingredient, such as:
These are the most common grain substitutes that can be ground up to make a fine flour suitable for making. Many people have reservations about what baked goods will taste like using alternative flours, but through trial and error, companies have perfected recipes which are nearly identical in taste and texture to traditional wheat-based goods, but much better for you if you are gluten intolerant.
If you are an avid baker and would like to try gluten-free baking for yourself, the ingredients are easily obtainable from reputable supermarkets. You may find specially labeled ‘gluten free’ all purpose flour, which is a mixture of the above listed grain substitutes that has been ready made into an ideal flour to use, as well as ‘gluten free self rising flour’, which contains the additional ingredients required to make a dough suitable for making cakes. If you are unable to locate ready made flour, or prefer to test out difference variations yourself, creating a flour from these grain substitutes is as easy as running them through a food processor until they reach the right level of fineness.
If you are unsure as to what grains contain gluten, please click here for a complete list.
Gluten free biscuit & cookie recipes:
If seeing the gluten free biscuits and cookies at the supermarket has given you inspiration, you may want to try some of these recipes:
Where to buy Gluten Free Biscuits in Malta
You can buy gluten free food at Park Towers Supermarkets in St Julian’s and St Venera. Park Towers not only stocks gluten free foods that are substitutes for your favorite grain products (including cookies, biscuits, pastas, and many more), but they also stock the ingredients required for baking gluten free foods. Carrefour has a specially dedicated gluten free range, which can be easily identified by the crossed-out grain symbol, but Park Towers Supermarkets also stocks gluten free foods by many beloved brands.
Park Towers Supermarkets | St Venera | San Giljan Malta
Park Towers Supermarkets | Gluten Free Food on the Map | St Venera | San Giljan Malta
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