In the gluten free world, there are those who have rightfully earned the title Gluten Free Flour Goddesses.
They have tried many different flour blends and have developed the perfect gluten free flour for their various baking needs. More importantly, they have shared this information with all of us!!
In my gluten free world, I operate on more of a survival mode than a perfectionist mode,
and so is my approach to gluten free flour.
Yes, I have tried many different ready made blends and have covered my kitchen in flour trying different combinations.
But once I found the one blend that works great for just about every situation, I stopped.
And so here it is,
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, a gluten free flour mix you make yourself or just plain rice flour. Therefore, 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 for the regular flour called for in the recipe.
This is our favorite flour mix that we use for almost everything other than bread, 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.
- 1 cup brown rice flour
- 1 1/4 cup white rice flour
- 1/4 cup potato starch
- 2/3 cup tapioca starch
- 3/4 cup sweet rice flour
- 1/3 cup cornstarch
This recipe does not contain xanthan gum which is the ingredient in gluten free flour mixes that basically replaces the gluten and holds the recipe together. Therefore, if you are using this flour in one of your baking recipes, you will want to add some xanthan gum.
Karen Robertson recommends the following substitution in her book, Cooking Gluten-Free:
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, Gluten Free Mom.com , I have already suggested the amount of xanthan gum that you use.
Gluten Free Breads:
Gluten free breads, however, require very specific gluten free flour substitutions. For baking these, you will want to stick with a mix such as Gluten Free Pantry Favorite Sandwich Mix or a proven bread recipe.
The Gluten Free Pantry Favorite Sandwich Mix is our bread mix of choice. It is so easy my 12 year old makes her own bread in the bread machine and it makes a beautiful loaf every time.
Thank you to Karen Robertson for writing a wonderful book on gluten free cooking that I turn to over and over again