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Artisan Gluten-Free Flour Blend Recipe

This baking blend is great for pizza, pasta, pastries, sandwich bread, and many more gluten-free recipes!

| August 2018

  • The art of gluten-free baking often requires careful combinations of different flours, but once you get a good baking blend down you will look at GF baking in a whole new way.
    Photo by Getty/Baiba Opule
  • “Artisanal Gluten-Free Cooking” by Kelli and Peter Bronski is a thoughtful and comprehensive guide to anyone starting off on their gluten-free journey.
    Cover by Susi Oberhelman

Artisanal Gluten-Free Cooking (The Experiment, 2012), by Kelli and Peter Bronski, brings flavor to the table of those suffering from gluten sensitivities. The book implements simple baking, cooking, and preparation methods while covering a wide range of recipes including all meals, snacks, and dessert. The Bronskis have dealt with celiac disease in their own home and have been developing their gluten-free recipes for over ten years. The following excerpt is a recipe for a simple, gluten-free flour blend.

Ingredients: 

  • 1-1/4 cups (156 grams) brown rice flour
  • 3/4 cup (88 grams) sorghum flour
  • 2/3 cup (90 grams) cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup (37 grams) potato starch
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon (14 grams) potato flour
  • 1 teaspoon (3 grams) xanthan gum

Instructions:

  • Combine all the ingredients and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Yield: Makes about 3 cups

For convenience, we recommend making a quadruple batch of the flour blend and storing it in the fridge. The flour will stay fresh and usable for several months, though we bake often enough that we’ve never come close to having to toss out a batch of old flour. In fact, our biggest problem is having to constantly mix up a new batch!

Measurements for a Quadruple Batch:

  • 5 cups (625 grams) brown rice flour
  • 3 cups (350 grams) sorghum flour
  • 2-2/3 cups (360 grams) cornstarch
  • 1 cup (148 grams) potato starch
  • 1/3 cup (56 grams) potato flour
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon (14 grams) xanthan gum

Yield: Makes about 12 cups



Accurately Measuring Flour

By volume: Use a spoon to stir and lightly aerate your master batch of flour. Then spoon the flour from the master batch to a measuring cup. Finally, level the measured cup of flour with a straightedge such as a knife.

By weight: One cup of Artisan Gluten-Free Flour Blend weighs 125 grams.



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