I want to make cookies and cakes with Gluten Free flour…?

Question by ►Coconut Butter◄: I want to make cookies and cakes with Gluten Free flour…?
Basically i need an ” all purpose flour ” substitute.
I only like the taste of brown or white rice flour, or tapioca & corn starch. I need to know if they will work fine and how much Xanthan gum do I use if any?

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Answer by r c

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  1. In the Kitchen says:

    Look for a good health food store. They should have what you need.

    Also check out Whole Foods…they may have it. Don’t know if you can get this by mail order if you don’t live in a big town.

  2. LornaBug says:

    The Gluten Free Goodies Company
    (Makers and suppliers of gluten-free biscuits, baking mixes and baking powder.)

    “Adapting standard wheat-flour recipes: As a general rule if you are using our Cake and Biscuit mix, most standard cake or muffin recipes will work if they have at least two eggs and if you reduce butter by about 25% and sugar by about 25%. Biscuits are more temperamental – use your judgement on batter texture, and a 25% reduction in butter and sugar is a good starting point. If the mixture is too dry, add more butter a little at a time. Let us know if you find something good!”

  3. K. F says:

    When my husband was first diagnosed with Celiac Disease I was freaked because I had no idea how to cook or bake gluten free. Luckily, I went to the local library and found several gluten free cookbooks written by Bette Hagman. She has developed her several gluten free flour mixes that work wonderfully for different things.

    Here’s the Bette Hagman’s Featherlight Gluten Free Flour recipe. I use it the most.

    (called Featherlight mix in recipes)
    Rice flour (1 part)3 cups
    Tapioca flour (1 part)3 cups
    Cornstarch (1 part)3 cups
    Potato Flour (not potato starch) (1 teaspoon per cup)3 TBSP

    ** Special note: If you are wanting to bake a cake with this flour, use 1 1/2 cups rice flour and 1 1/2 cups sweet white rice flour. The sweet white rice will help the cake to stay moist longer.

    ** I answered the Xanthan gum question before but I’ll answer it here as well. You don’t add the xanthan gum to the flour mixture. You normally add the xanthan gum to the recipe when you mix the dry ingredients. The ratio is usually about 1/2 tsp xanthan gum per 1 cup of GF flour.

  4. Glutenfreegirl says:

    I personally like Bob’s Red Mill All Purpose GF Flour Mix.

    But I mostly use mixes bc I hate to bake!

    if u like to bake I suggest you check out Bette Hagman’s GF cookbooks bc she has her own ‘flour mixture’ that is used in nearly all her recipes and its not too hard to make. It simulates the all purpose flour youd find in teh store and u can make a bunch ahead of time and freeze it.
    Good luck.

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