Shop review #22 – My search for gluten powder (for homemade seitan) led me to “Het Gents Bakkershuis“, a shop with baking equipment and supplies in Ghent. (NOTE see edit below) The shop is more aimed at wholesale trade and opening hours for retail is limited.
Gluten powder or vital wheat gluten is not so easy to find in Belgian shops. I had previously bought organic vital wheat gluten in organic shop Biovita in Bruges (only available on special demand), but that was very expensive (+/- 50€ for 5kg, being organic). Last year, I paid a visit to Flourpower in Pouke, a small shop inside the Artemeersmill at Poeke to buy gluten powder (13,70€ for 5 kg).
I inquired beforehand to Het Gents Bakkershuis to be sure they had gluten powder in stock. And they did. So I paid them a visit at the end of 2015.
I found the wheat gluten powder, 21,62 for 5 kg.
Het Gents Bakkershuis is packed with baking supplies, from pie decorations to rolling pins, packages for chocolates, cakes and other baking or pastry things. I arrived about 15 minutes before closing time, and did not have time to check out all the goodies.
They also sell a large selection of bread meal and flour mixtures. A quick glance over some of the ingredients left me in doubt whether they were vegan or not and staff could also not tell me more about the origin of the enzymes mentioned on most packages. So I’m not sure whether there are any vegan mixtures on sale.
If you’re looking for baking equipment, good chance is they’ll have it in stock at Het Gents Bakkershuis. When I visit again, I plan to take out some more time to explore the shop in more detail!
Gents Bakkershuis, location
0032 9 227 54 29
UPDATE Moved to Deinze in 2018:
De Tonne 93