When I found out that I had an autoimmune disease, the first thing I did was cut out gluten from my diet. I loved my sourdough starter and making sourdough bread for my family every week, so it wasn’t without its regrets, but for the sake of my health, it wasn’t a hard decision.
I bought the best all purpose gf flour I could find but when I brought it home and baked with it, I hated it. So I set out to make my own gf all purpose flour.
I think the taste I dislike the most about store bought gf flour blends is that they use tapioca starch and tapioca starch makes things taste like they are “gluten free”, if you know what I mean. I think it’s also the cheaper option and it definitely tastes like it.
I also wanted to make a homemade gf flour blend because I wanted to avoid gums and store bought flour blends always use gums (at least I haven’t found one that doesn’t yet).
Since you’re here, you’re probably wanting to make your own homemade gluten free all purpose flour blend as well, so let’s get into it.
(Over the last six months I have tried different gluten free grains and starches, but this simple recipe is my favorite and most cost effective for the taste you get. All you need are 3 easy to find ingredients).
1. White Rice Flour
2. Potato Starch
3. Psyllium Husk Powder
You’re going to want to do a 2:1 ratio of grain:starch and then 1% binder. (You can double or triple this recipe how you like, if you follow that simple ratio it will be perfect).
6 Cups White Rice Flour
3 Cups Potato Starch
1 TBS Psyllium Husk Powder
STEP 1: Add these ingredients to a large bowl and mix the ingredients up completely. You want these ingredients to be thoroughly mixed together.
STEP 2: Add gf flour to a glass jar or other container that will have an airtight lid.
Take a look at the shelf life of each item, take the date of the lowest shelf life product and that will be how long you can store this gf all purpose flour. I recommend writing it somewhere on the jar as a reminder.
I’ve had great success using this flour for my gf baking.
If you try this recipe and like it, I would love it if you would come back and give it a 5 star rating! And let me know in the comments how your food turned out!
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