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Gluten-free flour blend

Gary's picture

Gluten-free flour blend (post #65254)

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Chef has been experimenting with gluten-free flour blends to use in pie crusts. So far, this is the winner. It is a little crisper than the our standard version that uses pastry flour, but it still produces a flaky crust that is quite flavorful. The only downside is that it shrinks more during baking. Instead of the usual 12%, it seems closer to 18-20%.

white rice flour 1 pound 1 oz
potato starch 3 oz
tapioca 4 oz

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gardencat's picture

(post #65254, reply #1 of 9)

Thank you, Gary, for sharing this with us. I'm looking forward to trying it.

Marcia's picture

(post #65254, reply #2 of 9)

Thank you, Gary. It didn't print out for me, but I had neglected to turn on the printer. That would do it. ;-)

This sounds easy and I just might try it, although it's nice to be aware of the shrinkage factor.

Jean's picture

(post #65254, reply #3 of 9)

I've sent it on to my GF friend.  Thanks.


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butterscotch's picture

(post #65254, reply #4 of 9)

Gary, thanks so much.  I will give this a try for sure.  BTW, is the tapioca in the recipe tapioca flour?

wonka's picture

(post #65254, reply #5 of 9)

Tapioca flour and tapioca starch are the same thing.

butterscotch's picture

(post #65254, reply #6 of 9)

Thanks, Wonka.  I'm looking at a steep learning curve for GF baking. I still think of tapioca in terms of bubbles.

wonka's picture

(post #65254, reply #7 of 9)

The main flour you have to watch out for is potato flour. For our baking, you have to use potato starch, the flour is actually not the same. Clear as mud, right. LOL

butterscotch's picture

(post #65254, reply #8 of 9)

Right.


Actually, I think I can handle this as I've baked regular bread for years, and there are a lot of vagaries there, too.  But I so appreciate the fact that I can turn to you for expert advice on GF topics. :)

wonka's picture

(post #65254, reply #9 of 9)

I'll try not to steer you wrong.