Not all gluten free flours are created equal. A lot of people new to the gluten free diet don’t know where to begin with gluten free flour blends. That’s why I worked hard to create multiple blends that work great in different recipes. This gluten free basic flour blend is perfect for all of your general baking needs. It’s only 3 ingredients and can be made ahead in stored in sealed containers.
This is a great gluten-free flour for almost all of your baking needs. Unlike my Gluten Free Self-Rising Flour Blend, this blend does not contain the xanthan gum, baking powder or baking soda. While it does mean you’ll have an extra step in your baking, it gives you more flexibility with your recipes. This gluten free flour blend only requires 3 ingredients.
Why do I need a Gluten Free Flour Blend?
A lot of people new to the gluten free diet are also new to the concept of making a flour blend. They buy single flours like brown rice flour, almond flour, oat flour, etc. and wonder why their baked goods are dry and crumbly. Without the presence of gluten, it’s important to create a blend that will be soft. Through a lot of trial and error, I achieved the best texture by combining one flour and two starches. The flour provides a substantial texture and the starches at a moist fluffiness.
A Look Inside this Gluten Free Flour:
This flour blend closely mimics a traditional white flour. That’s why it’s my favorite basic blend that can be used with most baking. The recipe calls for superfine brown rice flour, tapioca starch, and potato starch. Each of these flours has a specific purpose.
Superfine Brown Rice Flour: I chose superfine brown rice flour for this gluten free flour blend because it’s heavier than white rice flour but still light because it is ground to a superfine texture.
Tapioca Starch (also referred to as Tapioca Flour): Tapioca starch is a very easy starch to work with. It adds moisture without getting too sticky. It also adds a slightly crispy texture to the edge of your baked goods.
Potato Starch: Potato Starch is a bit more sticky when combined with liquids. When combined with the brown rice flour and tapioca starch that stickiness mellows out. It ends up adding a really nice tender texture to your gluten free baked goods.
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How to Store your Blend
I always make big batches of my gluten free blend and store the ingredients in an airtight container. The following are some great containers I found on Amazon.
This Gluten Free Flour works well with:
- Quick Bread/Sweet Breads
- Baked Donuts
- So much more!
Gluten Free Basic Flour Blend
- 4 cups superfine brown rice flour
- 1 cup potato starch
- 1 cup tapioca starch
- Whisk all ingredients together for a few minutes to ensure everything is combined well. Optional: You can place all ingredients in your stand mixer to let it mix everything for you.
- Store in an airtight container to be used for baking.
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