After nearly 7 years of being gluten free, I finally took things into my own hands (haha) and played around with blends until I found what I was looking for. A flour blend that could actually be mistaken for regular wheat. There are good blends out there, but none that really gave me what I wanted. That legit, kind of earthy, stretchy and fluffy flavor of good old wheat. Many gluten free blends are sooo starchy and just, flavorless. Not to mention result in crumbly, dry or hard and gummy goods. GROSS. I have so missed the comforting flavor of stone ground wheat and that delicious sink your teeth through it texture. Also, I am way too busy at this point in my life to have multiple blends for different recipes and missed the convenience of having one container of flour ready to make whatever I felt like. I want one good blend I can keep in a giant container ready to go. I DO add extra xanthan gum when making yeast recipes but that’s an easy add in my mind. I will give you the small version of this blend but usually I triple or quadruple the recipe when I blend it so I can keep a good bit on hand. Without further chatter, here is the recipe.
I Can’t Believe It’s Not Wheat Gluten Free Flour Mix Recipe
(I do use organic ingredients whenever possible, but for the sake of efficiency will not state that on every ingredient!)
3 cups white rice flour
1/2 cup garbanzo bean flour (this contributes to the earthy flavor!)
1/2 cup potato starch
1/4 cup arrowroot starch/flour
1/4 cup corn starch
1/4 cup tapioca flour
1/4 cup quinoa flour (also contributes to flavor!)
3 teaspoons xanthan gum
Blend well with a whisk and store in an airtight container. For yeast breads add 1 additional teaspoon xanthan gum per three cups of this flour blend used.