Perfect chocolate chip cookies, crisp yet yielding texture, we dare anyone to detect they werent made with traditional wheat flour. -- Gourmet Magazine, November 1, 2005
Rich but light, this cake loses absolutely nothing from the absence of white flour. -- Gourmet Magazine, November 1, 2005
From the Author
My philosophy about gluten-free baking is that it should be simple. Most gf bakers I know don't want to reach for six different flours every time they bake- and neither do I. Wheat bakers use only two flours- all purpose for cakes, pies, muffins and cookies, and bread flour for bread. I do the same: I have an all-purpose brown rice flour mix (extra finely ground brown rice flour, potato starch and tapioca starch) for my all purpose flour and the bread flour mix (millet, sorghum, potato starch, tapioca starch and corn starch) in this book for my breads. It is easy- and it increases your learning curve. If you use a different combination of flours each time you bake, how will you know what goes wrong- or right? Baking pros don't do this; that is how they become skilled in their craft.
Moreover, wheat bakers enhance the taste and texture of their breads with other added flours (whole wheat, rye, etc.) and so do I. I recommend using whole grain teff and ground oatmeal (my favorites), Montina, amaranth, or quinoa. I give recommendations as to how to do this in the book.
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