Using high protein gluten free flour can make all the difference in the world in your gluten free baked goods, especially yeast breads. Gluten free flours that contain high protein include bean (fava, chickpea/garbanzo, garfava, and soy), pea, quinoa, sorghum, millet, amaranth, teff, buckwheat, potato flour, nut flours, chia (introduce into diet slowly), and flaxseed meal. It should also be noted that low protein flours are best used for cakes, muffins, and cookies. High protein gluten free flour creates a wonderful crust and chewiness in gluten free breads. Learn the characteristics and protein levels of high protein gluten free flour and how to use them in your gluten free baked goods. Then you’ll know which ones to use in your homemade gluten free mixes.
It’s extremely convenient to have cake flour in a canister that already has everything you need including leavener. It makes gluten-free cake baking a breeze! Since this mix contains baking powder and baking soda, it is perfect for just about any cake recipe. It addresses the times you need an acidic ingredient as well. For example, when you use Dutch-processed cocoa, which is alkaline-based, you should use baking soda. Continue reading “Carla’s Gluten Free Cake Flour Blend – Self-Rising”
I have run into those who do not wish to purchase gluten free flours online, but cannot find gluten free rice flour, in their local communities. Well, you can make your own rice flour! It is great to have this recipe on hand if you should run out of rice flour. It is a good way of avoiding cross-contamination, as well. I’ve only used this once, and I’d only use it in a pinch. It still has the graininess of regular rice flours. And you have to plan ahead, as it takes days for it to dry out. It may take some effort and time on your part, but we all do what we need to do to stay on our gluten free diets! Continue reading “Rice Flour Recipe – Homemade Rice Flour”
Jules E. Dowler Shepard’s “Free for All Cooking“ contains many recipes using Jules Gluten Free All Purpose Flour, but other recipes call for her gluten-free all-purpose flour blend recipe that you can make yourself. She provides multiple gluten free flours from which you may use choose. Stay tuned in for a recipe using Jules gluten-free all-purpose flour blend from her latest cookbook. Continue reading “Jules Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour Blend Recipe”
Carol Fenster generously shared her sorghum gluten free flour blend from her most recent cookbook, “100 Best Gluten-Free Recipes”. You can see a photo of the mix below. It truly creates a wonderful texture and taste, evidenced by using it in her “White Sandwich Yeast Bread” recipe, which will be posted after the interview with her on Carla’s Cooking tonight (see details below). I hope you enjoy this flour recipe, as sorghum is very healthy for us! Continue reading “Carol Fenster’s Sorghum Flour Blend”