With Thanksgiving on the way I thought I’d share this to make all your baking needs easier and much more affordable.
Gluten Free Flour Mix
*This recipe is not my own just one I use so I can not take credit for this
2 1/4 cups superfine rice flour
1/4 cup potato starch
2/3 cup tapioca flour
3/4 cup sweet rice flour
1/3 cup cornstarch
|Don’t mind the mess you will have your own soon enough 🙂
Mix all ingredients very well in a large bowl. I don’t add xanthan gum to this mixture as it always seems to get lost in the recipe, I wait till I’m baking and add 1 teaspoon at that time.
I usually double this batch if I will be baking a lot.
Hope this Makes your day easy.
Store gluten free flour mix in an air tight container. One batch yields 4 1/2 cups
All My Love, Jane
Quinoa is an amazing grain to use in your cooking, whether you use it is a side dish or in the main dish or even baking. It is so versatile.
There are a few different types you can choose from and the flavor is nutty.
The lighter one is a little more mild The darker one is stronger.
No matter which one you choose to bake with remember that in the flour form their flavor is strong so a little goes a long way.
Just recently I was getting ready to bake chocolate chip cookies, I use quinoa flour for the nutty flavor along with other flours (the recipe is on the blog).
I found that my quinoa container was empty so when I was out and about I stopped in at a local store to pick some up but found it very costly. The cost was $12.99 for a small bag.
There has to be a cheaper way, so I got to thinking how hard can it be to grind up the grain and make my own.
The answer is, not hard at all.
To grind it you can use a food processor or even a blender.
Just simply pour some grain into the processor, start with a small amount as too much can be hard on the blades, and grind away until you reach the level of coarseness you like.
When making Quinoa flour I use the lighter grain, I like the more mild flavor.
The cost is $3.99 a bag and what you get in return when making flour is so much more than what one bag of already processed flour would yield.
And here you have the finished product. As always I hope this money saving tip helps!
Enjoy the day.