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 get good with 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.
My book isn't for everyone. It is small and contains 40 carefully crafted, classic recipes. I've been in contact with thousand of gf bakers across the continent and most really look to make only three to four different kinds of breads in a year (yes, I ask!). So if you want to make 100 different breads with a six different flour combinations, this is certainly the wrong book for you.
--From the Author
About the Author
Annalise Roberts co-writes for the website foodphilosopher.com. She gives talks and demos to a variety of celiac support groups in the New York metropolitan area, including the Westchester Celiac Sprue Support Group. She is a resource contact for the Celiac Sprue Association in Bergen County, New Jersey (CSA is the largest celiac organization in America and has more than 10,000 members.) She teaches gluten-free baking and cooking at The Kings Cooking Studio in Short Hills, New Jersey and at local community adult schools in New Jersey.