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Wanted...bread without soy flour. Can anyone help??

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simpson Thu 08-Jan-09 14:51:01

My DD is 11mths and severely intolerant to all dairy products and soy too sad

Does anyone know of any bread you can buy that doesn't have soy flour in it as all the ones I've looked at seem to have it in.


FrightfulNib Thu 08-Jan-09 14:53:17

Would it be worth investing in a breadmaker and making your own? Then you could be confident about what was in it.

simpson Thu 08-Jan-09 14:57:01

I had a feeling that I might have to do this <sigh>

Have a bread maker gathering dust blush I am a truly pants cook and I guess I was hoping for the convenience of buying it iyswim grin

FrightfulNib Thu 08-Jan-09 14:59:41

Well, yes I do, but it's prob less faff in the long run than checking labels constantly! Might be worth posting for top tips on breadmaker usage? Can't help as I don't have one. Am supposed to be making bread Right Now, mind.

simpson Thu 08-Jan-09 15:31:35


Hope your bread turns out ok grin

FrightfulNib Thu 08-Jan-09 15:39:35

When I start it... And the same to you, btw. I think it just takes practice, but you will end up with nicer bread.

silverfrog Thu 08-Jan-09 15:43:52

It's not something I have had to look for (my dds are gluten and dairy intolerant, but soya is ok for them), but have you tries either GoodnessDirect or Dietary needs Direct?

Both have been useful for me, and the people at DND in particular are very helpful.

trixymalixy Thu 08-Jan-09 15:50:08

The only ones I have found are tescos finest wholemeal loaves. One is an oatmeal one, can't remember what the other one is.

I also fond a Crank's one in Sainsburys, but never found it again.

The part baked petit pains and baguettes are generally soya free as well.

Tescos also do teacakes that don't have soya in that my DS has at nursery when the others have croissants.


If anyone as ever found a white loaf with no soya in i would be eternally grateful!!

staryeyed Thu 08-Jan-09 15:55:49

We use this one which is not supposed to have soya in it but it costs £1.99 in Tesco and Sainsburys.

trixymalixy Thu 08-Jan-09 15:57:01

Think the other one is either tescos finest multigrain or multiseed, can't tell from the website.

i make my own white bread in a breadmaker. It's not too much hassle, but it would be so nice to be able to just go out an buy a whie loaf!!

simpson Thu 08-Jan-09 16:32:59

Thanks for all your help guys grin

Maybe DD will be able to have a sandwich after all!!

Silverfrog - I have never heard of DND will look them up!! Will they be able to help with puddings as that is another thing I am struggling with?

I have an appt with the dietician next month so guess she will help with what DD can/can't have too as I am still a bit in the dark...

silverfrog Thu 08-Jan-09 17:05:38

Oh yes, Dietary needs Direct have a whole range of stuff - I've turned up all sorts of stuff on there...

I haven't had to search for soya free though, but I'm sure they'll have a few things (crosses fingers)

trixymalixy Thu 08-Jan-09 17:10:19

Puddings are pretty limited if you can't have dairy or soya I'm afraid.

DS has fruit jelly or birds eye custard powder made up with rice or oat milk.

I did buy the rice n rice desserts from either dnd or gd but they were really expensive.

You can make rice pudding with oat, rice or cocnut milk, but I haven' really got round to that one.

You can buy oatly oat cream which is pretty good and i keep meanin to experiment with that as there are recipes for ice cream on their website and I'm sure you could make a chocolate mousse type thing with it.

You could also make something like apple crumble or pie and I have also made little puff pastry things with dark chocolate in the middle that turned out a little bit like pain au chocolat.

trixymalixy Thu 08-Jan-09 17:11:46

Can she have eggs? DS can't but I'm sure you could make egg custards etc.

silverfrog Thu 08-Jan-09 17:14:23

oatly cream is great - very tasty. have been wondering about cooking with it also - so thanks for the tip re: website smile

trixymalixy Thu 08-Jan-09 17:30:05

I've tried doing a potato and parsnip gratin with oatly cream which worked well, but DS wouldn't eat it!!

silverfrog Thu 08-Jan-09 17:38:59

excellent. dh is dairy intolerant, and really misses creamy dishes like gratins, etc (as do I - the only "normal" eater in the family!)

will def have to look up for some recipes... mind you, doesn't work for the dds (as gluten-containing) but at least dh & I would be able to have somehting different!

trixymalixy Thu 08-Jan-09 17:44:12

I did a gratin with the alpro soya cream before DS became allergic to soya. It was pretty good as well, although the oatly one was nicer IMHO!

ratbunny Thu 08-Jan-09 17:45:05

I had this problem, and the only oe I could find without soy flour in was tesco finest oatmeal bread. and its lovely too!

silverfrog Thu 08-Jan-09 17:46:16

I really can't be doing with soya cream - smells horrible to me, and (the once i tasted it) tasted worse! dd1 refuses to touch anyhing that has large-ish quantities of soya in, so she'd turn her nose up too (mind you, she's ASd and a fairly fussy eater, so would turn her nose up at most things!)

simpson Thu 08-Jan-09 18:14:17

Not sure if DD can have egg.

She seemed ok on it the few times I have tried it but was hard to tell as this was before she was diagnosed with dairy/soy intolerance iyswim. So there was lots of screaming/straining going on anyway.

Actually I have been told to try her with egg before the next hospital appt in Feb so maybe custard is the way to do it.

is it better to use oat milk or rice milk?

naswm Thu 08-Jan-09 18:17:55

My DS2 was exactly the same. I rememeber standing in every supermarket reading labels. IIRC M&S was the best place to get 'nice' dairy and soya free bread. It was a fresh loaf called something like multigrain and was expsnsive but worth it. It was a funny shape - not square - and had no crusts and was sold in a clear packet!

Have you done a search on mumsnet? I am sure I was posting about this about 3 or 4 years ago. Try spelling soy as soya as well. Good luck and huge amounts of empathy


silverfrog Thu 08-Jan-09 18:21:36

ime, oat milk is much nicer than rice milk (I am not dairy intolerant, but for ease eat the same things as dh and dd1&2)

I find the rice milks very sweet - the oat milk is too, but is nicer. And they do a chocolate oat milk as well smile

the oat cream is really tasty - I don't mind having it instead of real cream oon puds etc

simpson Thu 08-Jan-09 18:28:26

Silverfrog - Would I be able to get it from Holland & Barratt? Am going there tomorrow for something else...

Naswm - Did your DS grow out of it? Am hoping DD will be free of this by age 2

<hopeful emoticon>

silverfrog Thu 08-Jan-09 18:35:37

I think you can get oatly in Holland & Barratt. I know you can get in in Waitrose <ponce emoticon> wink

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