Gluten-Free Flour

Gluten Free Flour

Details

There are many gluten-free flours or combinations available—this recipe is simple and requires only a few ingredients.
  • Serves: 1 1/4 cups
  • Active Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
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Steps

Step 1: Making the Gluten-Free Flour Mix

• 1/2 cup brown rice flour
• 1/2 cup sorghum
• 1/4 cup tapioca flour

Method

To make the flour, simply combine the 3 ingredients and stir well to combine.

Note that you can easily increase or decrease the amounts. It’s just 2 parts brown rice flour to 2 parts sorghum to 1 part tapioca flour.

Chef's Notes

Interesting note: Generally, gluten-free grains do not perform like wheat—they may be lighter, heavier, denser, stickier, etc. In order to create a good gluten-free flour with results that are even remotely close to that of using wheat flour, you have to mix at least 3 or 4 different ingredients together.

4 Comments

  • Daniel L
    Daniel L
    Always try to remember (when baking) to give the flour mixture time to rest when combined with xantham gum or guar gum. This gives it a chance to become sticky like regular gluten flour. As a result you should end up with better baking.
  • Ken R Rouxbe Staff
    Ken R
    Thank you for sharing Daniel. Guar and zantham gum can take some getting used to, so any tips are helpful. Do you have a preference in terms of using one or the other?
  • Eva T
    Eva T
    I know little about GF baking, as I have just started some testing since a friend asked me to adapt a "roscón de reyes" (brioche-type spanish viennoiserie) to GF. I tried the mix "Ideas in Food" suggests with fairly decent results (http://blog.ideasinfood.com/ideas_in_food/2012/02/what-iif-flour.html). They also updated the same mix to a guar gum based mix rather than xantham (http://blog.ideasinfood.com/ideas_in_food/2012/03/batch-2-flour.html). I am reading from various sources to draw out conclusions on how to use each ingredient and test them, but I find it soo difficult! All the prepped GF flour mixes available here in Spain are dreadful, I tried them against these mixes and these beat them by far, specially in terms of taste. I suppose they use too much gums in their mixes. I find it a very interesting subject with so much to be learnt..I hope we can somehow contribute ideas to improve on our GF baking, to provide decent alternatives for people on GF diets (which at the moment, at least here, are well below average)
  • Ken R Rouxbe Staff
    Ken R
    Hi Eva- Thanks for sharing the links. I think one confusing thing about GF flour is there are so many options and flavor profiles. Some have a beany flavor because of soy or chickpea flour, others have so much guar or xantham that the end product is not all that interesting. One might be OK for a curried fritter but not for a strawberry crumble. Rouxbe will be focusing a lot on health and alternative diets in the upcoming years. Enjoy!

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