Eating gf foods does not have to taste bad! I know, what a relief huh! On this journey of going "gluten-free," I have discovered that just because it's a trusted brand, doesn't mean it's gonna taste great. Our biggest problem with store bought gluten free all purpose flours is the "aftertaste" that kind of sneaks up on you. So in an attempt to make my own... I researched what each gf flour purpose is, checked out and tried other recipes.. then developed my own. Don't be afraid to play with flour mixtures to suit your taste or get the flavor you desire. This is a great starter recipe!
1*** I use all Bob's Redmill brand flours. They are processed in a wheat free, gluten free facility. They do make an all purpose flour, but my experience is, it still leaves a weird aftertaste. I've found that preparing my own does not leave that weird aftertaste.
Note my collection of flours I keep on hand ;)
2Measure all ingredients by spooning them into a measuring cup, they can be quite messy if you pour from the bag. *** I have found that it is best to measure by weight. One cup of all purpose flour weighs 126 grams, so whenever possible, weigh each flour separately when making the flour. You will find some gf flours equal more or less than a cup. But this is OK.
Add each flour, one at a time... and mix gently after adding each flour. Using a whisk or a fork helps to evenly distribute & thoroughly mix the flours together. Again, adding too quickly or mixing too fast will make a mess as some of the flours are very light (similar to powdered sugar).
Add xanthan gum last and gently mix in, thoroughly.
3If making a self rising flour, add the baking powder and gently mix in.
4Store in an air-tight container. Label, & date. Keep in a cool dry place. I store mine in a freezer bag and keep in freezer. Or in a glass container in the coldest cabinet in my kitchen.
Do not store glass container in freezer, it may shatter.
5Use in all your favorite recipes that call for all purpose gluten free flour.
Again, measure your all purpose gf flour by weight when making recipes. One cup equals 126 grams. Makes converting grandma's favorite chocolate chip cookies to gf easier and tastier too!
Great in cookies, cakes, fried chicken, etc. I will be posting some of our favorite uses for this flour that the whole family enjoys!! I have used this recipe in many of my family favorites, converting to gluten free and have had much success.