October 27, 2008

Flour Power

While I prefer to bake without flour, sometimes it is necessary. With the holidays coming up, I will definitely be working on some recipes that will require flour. I have tried numerous gluten-free flour conversions and recipes over the years. This one, however, is by far the best. (Please note, though, that while this flour is great for cookies, cakes, muffins, etc, it is not good for making bread). You can blend it yourself or buy it. If you choose to buy it, Authentic Foods, www.authenticfoods.com , has this exact blend already packaged. It’s their GF Classical Blend. If you choose to blend it yourself, make sure that you blend it well and keep it in an airtight container.

Gluten-Free Flour Blend
2 cups brown rice flour
2/3 cups potato starch
1/3 cup tapioca starch

You can use this blend cup for cup, if you are converting a recipe. For example, if a recipe calls for 1½ cups of regular flour, you will use 1½ cups of this flour blend. It is also necessary, when using gluten free flours to add xanthan gum. Add approximately 1 tsp. of xanthan gum for each cup of gluten free flour blend.
Happy Baking!!!

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