While no gluten are contained in these gluten free cheese crackers, they are more flavorful than some of the gluten crackers I have tasted in the past. Rolled thin and baked crisp, they make a wonderful treat. You can even use them as gluten free gold fish crackers. It is important to note that you can either control the color or the level of spice in this recipe, but not both. Turmeric and paprika are used to enhance the color, as well as carrot juice. Simply put, these gluten free crackers are crisp, flavorful, and colorful. I chose to make these crackers with cornstarch, alone, as it provides the most crispness in baked goods. Enjoy!
Did you know?
The reason cornstarch provides the most crispness to baked goods is due to its high amount of amylose. Amylose is a polymer (a substance made up of several molecules) which provides crispness to baked and processed goods. The more amylose a starch contains and the closer those molecules are to each other, the crisper the baked good. Cornstarch contains 25% amylose. Though there are two other cornstarch varieties that contain up to 70%, they are generally not available to the general public. Potato starch would be your next choice as it contains 20% amylose. Tapioca starch only contains 15 – 18%. Read more about Gluten Free Starch Substitutes.