Brown rice syrup is the go-to for many gluten-free bakers. Gluten-free recipes everywhere call for the stuff and indeed, it lends a perfectly sweet flavor to cakes, cookies, muffins, and scones. But the syrup is controversial in the world of gluten intolerance and Celiac Disease because in some cases, it contains gluten.
Some, though not all, brown rice syrup is actually fermented in a process that employs barley. (more…)