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Let’s get started now, before school and holiday baking season, on mixing up some gluten free flour recipes. Gluten free baking is not limited to corn meal and expensive commercial gluten free flour mixes. You can easily make these DIY gluten free flour mixes at home, experiment a bit and run with what works for you.
Gluten Free Facts
- · Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, barley or any of their crossbred varieties and derivatives. – The Gluten Free Agency
- · Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder that can occur in genetically predisposed people where the ingestion of gluten leads to damage in the small intestine. – Celiac.org
· An estimated 1 in 133 Americans has celiac disease. – Celiac Central
· 97% of Americans estimated to have Celiac Disease are not diagnosed. – Statistic Brain
· Certain food substances (most notably gluten and casein) are known to be problematic for the child with autism and should be avoided. – Generation Rescue
· 1 in 68 children were identified with autism spectrum disorder. – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
· 29% of Americans say they are trying to avoid gluten for health reasons. – New Hope 360
· – GG’s Original
Based on the above statistics, you are highly likely to come across gluten-sensitive and gluten-concerned people when serving your homemade recipes. Be it birthday cakes, cupcakes, chocolate chip cookies, pancakes, waffles, muffins, challah, dinner rolls, garlic bread, pizza, pasta dinners, empanadas, pistolettes or pot pies, it makes sense to bake gluten free, so everyone can savor the love from your kitchen.
The primary issues seem to be: cup for cup versus weight by volume and percentages; the various flavors and behaviors of different flour types and getting as close as possible to commonly preferred appearances and textures of specific baked goods. The key seems to be, as with anything, to try the different recipes to find your best fit, stage your trials well in advance of major events, and once you find the winners, keep plenty of them on hand in proper storage conditions.
Gluten Free Blogger Tips:
- · You generally need a mix of different types of flours. - Penny of Penniless Parenting
- · Each of the flours absorbs water differently. - Shauna of Gluten Free Girl
- · Each flour has a different weight/volume. - Nicole of Gluten Free on a Shoestring
- · I use a scale to weigh out all my flours. - Tiffany of Thyme of Taste
- · Every gluten free dish has its own suitable flour, because every gluten free flour does its own thing. - Kristine of Thank Heavens
- · Many pre-packaged ‘all-purpose’ gluten free flours out there are expensive! - Erika of A Little Insanity
NOTE: Not all gluten free flour recipes are dairy free. Most bloggers offer alternatives. Please read carefully and have substitutions ready.
Gluten Free All Purpose Flour Mix (DF, GF, SF, K, V, VG) (Gluten Free Girl)
All Purpose Gluten Free Flour Recipes (DF, GF, SF, K, V, VG) (Gluten Free on a Shoestring)
Gluten Free Flours: All Purpose, Self Rising & Cake (DF, GF, SF, K, V, VG) (Thank Heavens)
Erika’s All Purpose Gluten Free Flour Mix Recipe (DF, GF, SF, K, V, VG) (A Little Insanity)
Cup4Cup Gluten Free Flour Blend (GF, SF, K, V, VG) (Thyme of Taste)
Homemade Gluten Free All Purpose Flour (DF, GF, SF, K, V, VG) (Penniless Parenting)
Pop by my Recipe Index for more yummy gluten free baking recipes.