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Fabulous Flour February 22, 2010

Filed under: Baking — jenbradley @ 2:18 am

This is it, fellow gluten-free friends: FABULOUS FLOUR!

When first eating without wheat, I suffered terrible baking withdrawals. I tried different flour blends, different mixes and was never satisfied. About 3 or 3 months ago, however, life changed! I found this blend recipe online and decided, “All right. One more try.” And, God was good! It’s amazing.

The first big test was my mom’s almond poppyseed bread. PERFECT! And, I used the regular recipe, just substituting this blend for the flour. I called my mom on the phone with more excitement than she’d probably heard in a long time. To others, a perfect loaf of bread is nothing to do jumping jacks over; for me, it was a major accomplishment!

I can’t take the credit, however. A fellow WordPress blogger, Kate, aka Gluten Free Gobsmacked, is the author of this great flour blend. See the link here:

http://glutenfree.wordpress.com/my-gf-flour-blend/

But, for a fast reference, here’s the blend recipe:

SINGLE BATCH OF GLUTEN FREE FLOUR BLEND: (4 1/4 cups of flour)

  • 2 1/4 cups superfine rice flour
  • 1/4 cup potato starch
  • 2/3 cup tapioca flour
  • 3/4 cup sweet rice flour
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons xanthan gum

DOUBLE BATCH OF GLUTEN FREE FLOUR BLEND: (8 1/2 cups of flour)

  • 4 1/2 cups superfine rice flour
  • 1/2 cup potato starch
  • 1 1/3 cups tapioca flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sweet rice flour
  • 2/3 cornstarch
  • 4 teaspoons xanthan gum (or 1 Tablespoon + 1 teaspoon)

TRIPLE BATCH OF GLUTEN FREE FLOUR BLEND: (12 3/4 cups of flour)

  • 6 3/4 cups superfine rice flour
  • 3/4 cup potato starch
  • 2 cups tapioca flour
  • 2 1/4 cup sweet rice flour
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 2 Tablespoons xanthan gum

Don’t forget the Xanthan Gum.. That’s the KEY ingredient in getting your flour to be like regular flour. This is the “glue” missing when you’re gluten-free. Kate’s cookie recipe on her site is also very good, so if you get a chance try those. I made them with mint chips at Christmas time.. Yummy!

This flour is great to mix up a big batch at a time and store in a sealed container. I just put together a triple batch and now it’s handy, even if my husband is making a recipe and needs 1/4 cup, or a scant for breading. Enjoy!

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