My roommate is an avid baker. So much so, that we were both hesitant to move in together because I require a gluten free kitchen. Sharing a kitchen with non-gluten free people is certainly manageable but not if there is baking involved. Read my post about the dangers of being around dry flour for more information on this topic.
Back to the point, what were we to do? My roommate decided that she would try out gluten free baking and it was a huge success! Part of this success is due to extensive testing. She must have made close to 20 batches of cupcakes with different batters and combinations of flours.
Glutino’s Gluten Free Pantry series was the answer to our problems, specifically, their all-purpose flour. There are many gluten-free flour mixes out there but, that is just the thing, they are mixes. Premixed cakes, brownies, breads and cookie recipes which simply would not due for a committed baker.
This is by far our favorite gluten free all-purpose flour for several reasons:
1. Cup-for-cup substitution – you can take any recipe calling for flour and simply replace the flour with GF flour without any complicated measurements. Before I found this product I would have to replace 1 cup of gluten flour with various ratios of brown rice, white rice, tapioca and potato flours.
2. Great for hosts – Ever been invited to a dinner party where the host or hostess offers to bake gluten free dessert for you? It is always incredibly awkward because the host usually offers before realizes just how complicated gluten free baking can be. Next time a friend offers to bake GF for you, suggest this product! The one-to-one substitution in conjunction with the fact that it is premixed/all-purpose simplify the baking process.
3. Affordable – My pantry used to have close to eight boxes of different types of flours that I would mix together in various ratios to produce different types of baked goods. This is neither financially economical nor space economical…I could hear my bank account and pantry shelves crying out for help! Gluten Free Pantry’s all-purpose flour is under $5 for 16 oz of flour.
My pantry: almond meal flour, millet flour, brown rice flour, tapioca flour, xanthum gum, amaranth flour, tapioca starch, potato starch, sweet rice flour, sweet potato flour, buckwheat flour and teff
4. Taste – I hate when people say “Wow! This is great for gluten-free food!” My ultimate baking goal is to simply hear that the food is great without the gluten-free caveat and with this brand of all-purpose flour I always achieve my goal.
Glutino’s Gluten Free Pantry series features many other types of flour mixes! Check them out on Glutino’s website!