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#1 123Tree

Posted 12 February 2019 - 07:50 PM

I know this sounds strange but I am making a lasagna for a celiac and the bag of coles grated tasty cheese has a caking agent in it.  So how do I know if there is gluten in the anti-caking agent.  

How do I know if something is gluten free without it saying?

(I did buy gluten free lasagna sheets and I checked with the pasta sauce).

#2 Paddlepop

Posted 12 February 2019 - 07:52 PM

Easier to buy a block of cheese that is gluten free and grate it yourself.

#3 SplashingRainbows

Posted 12 February 2019 - 07:56 PM

Wheat and gluten must be disclosed if they are used in the anti caking agent. If they are not listed you are fine.

I’m a coeliac of 10+ yrs.

ETA here is how you know

Edited by SplashingRainbows, 12 February 2019 - 07:57 PM.

#4 SplashingRainbows

Posted 12 February 2019 - 07:58 PM

Oh and just in case no one has told you, you’ll need to cook the lasagne *at least* 30 minutes in the oven for the sheets to soften if they’re dried ones. Learned that the hard way ....

#5 123Tree

Posted 12 February 2019 - 08:01 PM

Thank you so much.  I really don't know that much about gluten or being a celiac even though it is common. :ph34r:

Splashing Rainbows I actually got the gluten free lasagna sheets do i really need to cook it that long?

#6 Jingleflea

Posted 12 February 2019 - 08:07 PM

Can you soften the dried sheets in hot water first?

#7 123Tree

Posted 12 February 2019 - 08:17 PM

View PostJenflea, on 12 February 2019 - 08:07 PM, said:

Can you soften the dried sheets in hot water first?

Yes I could.  The label says cook for 45 minutes so if Splashing Rainbows says so I will do so.  However I hadn't read that bit until SR suggested it.

It is to take away for a dinner on a weekend away.  It wouldn't be much of fun weekend if she has a tummy upset.  

I hate cooking for others.  I would hate for her (or anyone) to feel repercussions of my poor cooking.  I try to understand this stuff but I am really hopeless at cooking let alone extra stuff being in the mix.  I don't want to be the person who stuffs things up.

#8 SplashingRainbows

Posted 13 February 2019 - 05:09 AM

Yeah the sheets are super hard and need a long cook time to soften - sorry!

I am sure she will appreciate the effort you have gone to.

#9 Serinitynow

Posted 13 February 2019 - 05:44 AM

Gluten free lasagne sheets never work for me (apart from when you could get the Latina fresh which sadly they don’t make anymore). It’s always inedibly bad and I don’t try anymore. Perhaps make it with a good brand of gf pasta as a bake instead?

I would grate fresh cheese. However I have used a bag one once with no gluten issues.

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