Monday, December 6, 2010

All purpose cookie flour blend

Okay, after the success of my last batch of sugar cookies, I thought I might try my hand at my own flour blend, at least one for my cookies.  So here it is:

All purpose flour blend
3 cups sweet rice flour
3 cups gluten free oat flour or brown rice flour
2 cups potato starch
1 cup tapioca starch
1 1/2 tablespoons xanthan gum

Whisk together in a large bowl and store in an airtight container.  Use in place of all purpose flour in cookie recipes.

UPDATE 1/8/11:  I really love the blend of the sweet rice with the oat, but if you don't like it or don't have these flours on hand, you can sub and experiment.  The important part is keeping these ratios.  So you could use all brown rice in place of the sweet rice and oat, or use a 50:50 mix of sorghum and millet, or a white rice/brown rice mix, etc. As long as you keep the flour/starch/xanthan gum ratios the same, the possibilities are endless. :)

10 comments:

  1. Where do you get your gluten free oat flour? It sounds delicious! (I'm soy free too so I am so glad I found your site - that pita bread recipe looks amazing!)

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  2. I grind my own in my Nutrimill using Bob's Red Mill GF Steel Cut Oats. Bob's Red Mill also makes GF Oat Flour, too.

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  3. You have a link from the pita bread to this flour blend. Do you use it for cookies and for pita bread? Just wondering.

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    1. I originally used it for a cookie blend, but soon found it worked as a general all purpose gf blend, so yes, I use it in both my pita bread and my cookies, and a lot more recipes, too.

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  4. what is sweet rice flour? I've never heard of it. only rice flour

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    1. Sweet rice is another name for sticky rice...it has a higher amount of starch and works really well for binding. I either by my own sticky rice and grind it or I buy Bob's Red Mill Sweet Rice Flour: http://www.bobsredmill.com/sweet-white-rice-flour.html?&cat=15

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  5. I buy all my Bobs Red Mill flour at www.swansonvitmins.com so very cheap.

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  6. Can I substitue the potato starch portion to cornstatch or arrowroot powder? My husband can't eat potatoes. Thanks so much!

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    1. Yes, you should be able to sub it for cornstarch or arrowroot powder.

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  7. Thank you so much!! Have all the other ingredients on hand to grind into flour. You are amazing!

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