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And can you really make biscuits without it? I researched dozens of cookbooks, trying my hand at countless recipes and techniques, always aiming for the celebrated light touch. I'd learned that a heavy hand was considered the enemy of a light biscuit, sure to produce something heavy and tough. (Interesting side note: A cookbook author once told me that it's less about the light touch, but instead the temperature of the baker's hands, that makes the best biscuits. Warm hands cause the butter to melt, upsetting the delicate balance and taking the biscuit from light to leaden in no time.
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A woman in Minnesota is suing two pharmacies, including CVS, for sex discrimination after she claims she was denied a morning-after pill.
Andrea Anderson, a 39-year-old foster mother of five, said she was first refused the pill at her local pharmacy, Thrifty White Pharmacy in McGregor, according to a lawsuit filed in Minnesota’s Ninth Judicial District on Tuesday.
Anderson called in the prescription and just before she went to pick it up, she received a call from a pharmacist there who told her that he couldn't fill the prescription because of his "personal beliefs," the lawsuit claims.
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After complaining to the pharmacy's owner, Anderson claimed she was told that this was not the first time the pharmacist, who also serves as a local pastor, refused a prescription.
Yet her troubles didn't end there, she and her lawyers say.
When she tried a CVS that was located about 25 minutes away, she was allegedly told her prescription couldn't be filled there either.
The pharmacist at the CVS also tried to stop Anderson from obtaining it at a nearby Walgreens by allegedly telling her that they didn't have it in stock, the lawsuit claims.
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Yet when Anderson called Walgreens "to double check," she was told that the pharmacy did indeed have Ella and could fill her prescription.
The pharmacist at Walgreens also confirmed to Anderson that she had just spoken with someone at CVS and said as such, according to the lawsuit.
"The pharmacists I encountered ignored my health needs and my doctor's instructions," Anderson said in a statement.
"I could not believe this was happening. I was angry," she added.
CVS Pharmacy did not respond to ABC News' specific questions, but said in a statement they were "reviewing and investigating the allegations made in the complaint."
"CVS Pharmacy is committed to providing access to emergency contraception, whether it is at the pharmacy counter for patients who have a prescription for it, or in our store aisles where we have sold over-the-counter emergency contraception for several years," according to the statement.
A manager at the Thrifty White Pharmacy in McGregor told ABC News that the store had not yet been served, but declined to comment further.
Anderson's lawyer, Jess Braverman, condemned the pharmacist at Thrifty White, saying in a statement to ABC News that he ignored both his legal and ethical obligation.
Braverman, who also serves as the Legal Director at the nonprofit Gender Justice, hopes that the lawsuit will "ensure that health care providers uphold their legal and ethical responsibilities to care for their patients, regardless of the providers’ personal beliefs."
Baking without gluten: How it works
For many, baking without wheat flour and Co. is hard to imagine. Not surprisingly, because cereals are often the main ingredient in baking recipes. But more and more people suffer from celiac disease or have a gluten intolerance and must therefore replace the grain with alternatives.Can you bake gluten-free at all?
Simply said: Yes. Even if you cannot tolerate gluten, you can bake. However, there are several things to watch out for. For example, it is not possible to replace the gluten-containing flour with an alternative in a "normal" baking recipe.Why is gluten so important in baking?
Behind gluten are the two proteins prolamine and gluteline , which are also called glue tear white . With the addition of water and heat, they develop a kind of glue, which keeps the dough together and makes it nice and elastic. If you have already rolled out a dough, then you know that dough can be rolled out very thinly and thus enlarge its area.Gluten-free baking: Which flours contain gluten?
Almost all commercially available flours contain gluten in different concentrations. If you have celiac disease, you should not bake with any of the following flours. If you suffer from an intolerance instead, you may still be able to use certain flours.Wheat Rye Spelled Barley Wheatgrass
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In addition to gluten-containing cereals such as wheat flour, gluten-free cereals are also naturally present. However, not all types are suitable for baking. That's why I've put together a list of cereals that I can recommend for gluten-free baking.Amaranth Buckwheat Chestnut Flour Nutmeal
Our gluten-free beetroot chocolate cake succeeds perfectly with soy flour. Photo: SevenCooksYou don't just have to watch out for flour when baking gluten-free
One thing is always forgotten when it comes to gluten-free baking: Not only the flour can contain gluten. Several ingredients that are commonly used in baking can also contain traces of gluten.yeast baking powder Aromas that have already been processed
Note: Meanwhile, various manufacturers also offer gluten-free baking powder . I recommend getting information about the respective products before buying.How does your dough hold together when gluten-free?
Although baking works without gluten, it is not so easy to get a good result. Because wheat flour and Co. cannot be easily replaced - because the alternatives lack the adhesive protein. That is why an binder must always be used for baking without gluten so that the dough holds together at all.
Binders are:Chia Seeds Flax Seed Locust Bean Gum Gelatin Agar Agar
To keep your dough together, you should replace the missing gluten with a binder. Photo: SevenCooksWhich gluten-free flour can be used for what
I would be happy to give you a general baking recipe. However, that is not easy. Each flour has different properties and therefore they are only suitable for certain recipes. To give you an overview, I'll show you what gluten-free flour you can use to bake:Amaranth flour: Quiche, pizza and bread Buckwheat flour: Bread, waffles and savory pastry Millet flour: Muffins and sponge cake Almond flour : brownies and muffins soy flour: cakes and pancakes Teff flour *: noodles, bread and pancakes
* Teff flour is made from the small grains of dwarf millet and tastes slightly nutty.Baking without gluten: recipe inspirations
So that you do not have to search long for gluten-free baking recipes , we have put together an overview with many baking recipes that do without gluten:Editing Tips:
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