Tips & Tricks
How to Use Krusteaz® Gluten Free All Purpose Flour
For Makers who need to accommodate a gluten free diet or just want to experiment with a flour alternative, our Gluten Free All Purpose Flour is an essential in the kitchen. From breads to cookies, you’ll be whippin’ up those gluten-free goodies with ease.
What does “gluten free” really mean?
Products labeled “gluten free” are made without grains that contain gluten such as wheat, barley and rye. These glutinous ingredients are responsible for acting as a binding ingredient that helps food maintain their structures. There are a variety of reasons to opt for a gluten free diet including celiac disease, allergies and dietary preferences.
Should gluten free flour be treated differently than regular flour?
Yes, so you’ll need to keep these things in mind:
1. Keep it in scale.
When baking with gluten free flour, using a food scale is preferable in order to ensure a clean and even measurement of the product. If you don’t have a scale, measuring cups will work – just prepare to get a bit messy! Luckily, when it comes to measurement conversion, our Gluten Free All Purpose Flour can replace regular flour 1:1.
2. Show that mix some extra love.
Building a better structure in your baked goods will require a bit of muscle strength. Blending your mix for a longer duration helps add thickness to the batter and create extra room for mix-ins! In order to achieve the fluff, overmixing is actually key.
3. Give that dough its beauty sleep.
Before popping into the oven, cover your mix and let it sit for a good 30 minutes. This little break between baking allows your batter to soak up all the moisture needed to achieve a desired texture and taste.
4. Value your time.
Rather than “eyeballing” it, rely on an oven thermometer and timer to determine when your recipe has reached the finish line. After testing that your oven is the proper temperature, you’ll want to be strict about following your baking time. Even if your recipe seems too moist when removing it from the oven, it will firm up with the perfect amount of moisture as you let it sit and cool.
5. Trust the process.
Gluten free baking will typically require some trial and error, so it’s important to keep an open mind when it comes to expectations. Luckily, there is no shortage of recipes to practice with – so, keep at it!
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