Our Favorite Gluten Free Flour Mix
Baked goods that are not dependent on gluten are easy to re-create with either a store bought general gluten free flour mix or a gluten free flour mix you make yourself. If you have a recipe with a lot of eggs, sugar, oil or some kind of fruit, you can easily substitute almost any kind of gluten free flour mix for the regular flour called for in the recipe.
Gluten free breads, however, require very specific gluten free flour substitutions. For baking these, you will want to stick with a proven bread recipe.
Basic Gluten Free Flour Recipe
We use the following recipe for most of our gluten free baking, other than bread. It works great for everything from chicken nuggets to chocolate chip cookies. I will double, or even triple, the recipe and store it in an airtight container in the freezer.
Your baked goods will be less gritty if you use a finely ground brown rice flour such as Super Fine Brown Rice flour from Authentic Foods. Only choose grains and flours labeled gluten free. Bob’s Red Mill is a good source for Gluten Free Flour.
Whisk the flours together so the consistency is like one homogeneous bowl of flour – you do not want to see any clumps or individual streaks of flour.
Karen Robertson’s Gluten Free Flour Mix Karen Robertson is one of my favorite GF cooks. She recommends the following basic Gluten Free Flour Mix. I have used it as well and it works beautifully in cakes, cookies and pie crust.
Xanthan gum is the ingredient in gluten free flour mixes that replaces the gluten and holds the recipe together. Most store-bought premade GF mixes include xanthan gum. If you are using my Gluten Free Flour Mix, you will want to add xanthan gum as follows:
Bread: 1 teaspoon xanthan gum per cup of flour mix
Cakes: 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum per cup of flour mix
Cookies: 1/4 teaspoon per cup of flour mix
In the recipes on my web site, I have already suggested the amount of xanthan gum that you use.
Ready Made Gluten Free Flour: The following are ready made, one-stop flours that can be used in almost any recipe:
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