When we started having more gluten free options in our diet one of the difficult things was replacing flour. It was one of my baking staples!
On the back of my recent post ‘What’s the fuss about wheat?‘ I though I’d share my gluten free self raising flour mix.
Although I still use spelt flour in some baking, I now predominently use this gluten free mix when the recipe calls for self raising flour. Or alternatively I don’t use flour at all. I choose recipes that use almond meal instead to get all the nutritional benefits from these little powerhouses.
It took a bit of tweaking to get it right, but this combination seems to work really well in cakes, biscuits, muffins, pancakes and even vegetable slice! I wanted to make my own as some of the commercial mixes in the supermarket have a few extra ‘numbers’ in their ingredient mix. Additionally, not being organic, the pesticides used on the grains is unknown.
If you are interested in finding out a bit more about all the different gluten free flour types, this is an excellent resource to have a read of.
You can get these flours and grains at your local health food shop or organic grocer. I usually double the quantities to make a batch every few weeks that I store in the pantry.
I’d love to hear if you have other gluten free flour mixes that you regularly use that work for you!