I recently told you about my cookbook woes and how after a letter to the author about being concerned with availabilty of ingredients. In this post here . I received a second response from author Ted Wolff here it is with substitute values for the hard to find ingredients. I hope you find this helpful!
You have been patiently waiting for some news on the
availability and the replacement possibilities of pea ingredients used in the GF Baking Book. We did not get any streamlined or automated consistent information for shipping costs across Canada and into various locations. But see below estimated shipping costs for certain suggested shipping weights.
I am still in discussion with several distribution channels to see whether I can get these products into the market again or to see whether we can find affordable shipping ways.
I did bake the recipes in the book with alternatives, and the replacement recipes are really good too, but not quite the same, but close enough. So if you want to replace them now, I am suggesting the following:
Note for Ingredient Substitution
( Not exactly the same recipes, but fairly close)
Pea Fiber 80:
1/2 the amount cellulose fiber or soy fiber and 1/2 the amount Inulin fiber or psyllium husk powder.
Pea Fiber III :
Replace with cellulose fiber or soy fiber
If none of these fibers are available to you, leave out the pea fiber and reduce the liquids by about 2-3 tbsp per tbsp of fiber used..
If you can not find this starch, you may substitute it with a mixture of potato-, corn- , and tapioca starch, using an equal 1/3 amount of Each.
As far as the ingredients costs are concerned, they are pretty steep as like mentioned before they are no longer easily available.
Pea starch 500g $ 4.99
Pea Fiber III 250g $ 9.99
Pea Fiber 80 250 g $ 12.99
Shipping average $ 15.00-$20.00 depending on where you live, for these amounts.
Pretty steep indeed. I am suggesting to go with the substitutes for now and wait and see, what the distribution efforts bring in the future.
Should you want to go ahead regardless and order, I would need you to send me your complete mailing address and as soon as I would receive products, I could supply you. Hopefully we will find another way. In the meantime we will most likely edit the next print and replace the pea ingredients as it turns out somewhat difficult to obtain. Please try the suggested replacement ingredients.
Thank You kindly
So I am going to give the substitutions a try and let you know what I think. Hope you do the same and let me know what worked best for you.