If you’ve tried different brands of gluten free all-purpose flour and were disappointed with the results or said to yourself, “I guess this is good for gluten free” then you’re in for a pleasant surprise. Users prefer this recipe for homemade gluten free all-purpose flour over others because of its gluten-like texture. Their friends and family can’t tell the difference.
If you’ve tried my Self-Rising Gluten Free Cake Flour Blend recipe, then you’ll love this gluten free all-purpose flour blend, as well.
You may use one of two brands of superfine rice flour including Authentic Food brand found online at Amazon in white or brown. There is also a new producer, Vitacost brand, but it is not as fine as the Authentic Food brand. My cookbook recipe testers are extremely pleased with the results and the savings, as am I. Vitacost brand is all I use now. It is almost half the price of Authentic Foods brand. Vitacost offers free shipping in the U.S. when you spend over $49. Shipping to Canada is $9.99. Click here for other countries.
This flour blend may be used to make cakes, cookies, muffins, cupcakes, and pastry, to name a few. However, when used in bread or yeast-based recipes, it makes them too starchy.
Enjoy this new gluten free all purpose flour recipe. I am sure you’ll never go back to baking with regular gluten free flour again, especially when this recipe may be used cup for cup to replace gluten all purpose flour in all most recipes. All you have to do is add a couple additional tablespoons of fat.
UPDATE: I have been experimenting with this flour blend over the last few months. Instead of having to add additional butter or oil, I have found a new solution.
When converting gluten recipes to gluten free, use 89% of the flour called for in that gluten recipe.
If a gluten (traditional) recipe calls for 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour, use 2 cups Carla’s Gluten Free All-Purpose Flour Blend Recipe.
If a gluten (traditional) recipe calls for 1 cup all-purpose flour (16 tablespoons), use 2 tablespoons less of Carla’s Gluten Free All-Purpose Flour Blend Recipe.
Therefore, use 8 parts of Carla’s Gluten Free All-Purpose Flour Blend for every 9 parts of all-purpose gluten flour called for in a traditional recipe.
In doing the math… 2 divided by 2.25 = 0.888888888888889 or .89 or 89%.
So, if a recipe calls for 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon (9 tablespoons) of gluten all-purpose flour, you would use 1/2 cup of Carla’s Gluten Free All-Purpose Flour Blend. Therefore, if a recipe calls for 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour (8 tablespoons), you would use (8 tablespoons x .89 = 7.12 tablespoons). To make things simple, use 7 tablespoons.
If a recipe calls for 1 cup (16 tablespoons) of all-purpose flour, you would use (16 tablespoons x .89 = 14.24 tablespoons). To make things simple, use 3/4 cup + a little over 2 tablespoons of Carla’s Gluten Free All-Purpose Flour Blend.
Do you weigh your ingredients?
If you weigh your flour, one cup of Carla’s Gluten Free Flour Blend loosely measured weighs approximately 134 grams. So, use 89% of that in your recipes, 119 g.
If the above is too confusing, remove 2 tablespoons of flour per cup called for in a gluten recipe; or stick with cup-for-cup and add 2 tablespoons of additional butter or oil to existing 2-layer cake recipes and 1-dozen cupcakes or muffins.
Meanwhile, if you are looking for a gluten free flour blend that does not call for “superfine” rice flour, check out the many Gluten Free Flour Blend Recipes on this site.
Recipes using this gluten-free all-purpose flour blend:
Gluten Free Date Bars (Newton-Style)
Gluten Free Biscotti (Italian Cookies)
And many more! Just search this site for the term “carla’s gluten free all-purpose flour blend” and all of the recipe containing it will show up. However, in some cases I may have left out the hyphen, which would not show up unless you also search for “carla’s gluten free all purpose flour blend”. In addition, any recipe or article that I mention the term “carla’s gluten free all-purpose flour blend” will also show up.
- Total Fat 13.3 g
- Saturated Fat 0.0 g
- Polyunsaturated Fat 0.0 g
- Monounsaturated Fat 0.0 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 48.9 mg
- Potassium 0.3 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 136.4 g
- Dietary Fiber 4.1 g
- Sugars 0.0 g
- Protein 5.4 g