Want to Mix Your Own Gluten Free Flour? It’s Easy; Use This Great Guide!
I get so many questions about how to mix your own gluten free flour, and most people certainly think it’s a difficult thing to learn.
I was the same at first; I wanted to save money by making my own flour, and maybe even get good enough to be able to mix gluten free flours that each suit different purposes. However, it seemed a bit tricky, and it’s not like you can just “wing it”. After all, gluten free flour is temperamental and not always very cooperative.
I held off mixing my own for a while, mainly because it seemed tricky, and the potential of the whole project going down the drain (literally) felt rather likely.
In the UK buying gluten free flour was quite alright. A kilo of good quality product for about $2,50 (£1,50) isn’t so bad (although it felt bad enough back then, before I had been to Australia..), but moving down-under and having to fork out 5 or even 7 dollars (£4) for 450 grams of flour, well that just seems excessive! To top it off I found that a few of the flours either add preservatives that I can’t have, pea and bean flours that my body doesn’t process so well, or gums which have laxative side-effect if consumed in large doses.. In short, I was left few decent choices, either by price or by quality. Needless to say, my motivation for mixing my own gluten free flours grew quickly.
There are many fantastic flour recipes out there on the World Wide Web, and quite frankly, you can find one that suits you perfectly through modifying the ones you find according to your needs. The most important thing to remember is to get the starch/protein ratio right.
After much trial and error I found a mix hat is just right for me. You can try my own Homemade All-Purpose Gluten Free Flour Mix
Last year I put together an extensive guide for mixing your own flour. It has since become one of Thank Heavens’ most appreciated and read posts, most re-pinned on Pinterest, and most shared. As I still get quite a number of requests about flour, I thought it appropriate (and high time) to revisit this awesome and easy guide to flour mixing!
Just follow the link below, roll up your sleeves and trust yourself. If I can do it, you sure can do it too! 🙂
If you would like a handy little helper in the flour department for everyday recipe conversions; try this smart gluten free flour converter (or cheat sheet if you will). Not only is it a printable version for you to download, it also features a full list over the differences between Whole Grain gluten free flours and starches, as well as a useful measurement conversion calculators for US or Australian cups to Deciliters, Kilograms to ounces and Kilograms to pounds!
The good thing about directing you back to an older (and popular) post is that it has since publication resulted in quite a few good questions in the comment field. These are questions many people probably want to know the answer to, and it is possible to continue the conversation if more questions come up. All in all a good, solid post with an opportunity for people to share their own flour mixing experiences!
If you have any flour mixing ideas, experiences, questions or recipes you want to share, go right ahead and comment!