When you’re first starting out baking gluten-free, sometimes there are tears. Okay – when I first started out baking gluten-free, there were a few tears. Okay, fine. Lots of tears. A great all-purpose gluten-free flour blend is salve for our psychic wounds.
I’ve tested 4 different available gluten-free flour blends, and I really liked Cup4Cup. I did not care for the price, so I hacked it and created a D.I.Y. version of Cup4Cup. I know many of you really enjoy that blend, and I’m so glad. I just didn’t find myself turning to it that often, though. Then I realized that, if I’m making the blend myself, I’m the Boss of the Blend. And I think Cup4Cup is a bit too starchy. It tends to make overly fluffy baked goods, and they sometimes don’t brown as well as I would like. So guess what? I fixed it. And now I really love it. I think you will, too. Just be sure to use superfine rice flours.
Oh, and a word on flour sources. I had been buying GF superfine rice flours exclusively at Authentic Foods online, but recently switched to Nuts.com. They have better prices & great customer service, and even though they don’t bill their certified GF rice flours as superfine, they are, indeed, superfine. All they’re missing is maybe sometimes every-once-in-a-while free shipping. The quest to have it all goes on!