Pinterest5K Whether you have celiac disease, or are off gluten for other health reasons like a sensitivity, an autoimmune diseaseor for healing from autismyou've likely figured out that baking with gluten-free flours can be a bit of a challenge. From figuring out what flours to use, to wondering about gums, leavening and starches, gluten-free baking does require some know-how.
After much research, I put together a list of facts I have found on many different types of flours. Remember to do a basic test of any staples before using them.
If either test fails, then be safe and toss it out. All Purpose Flour is a blend of hard and soft wheat. As one of the most commonly used flours in America, it can be bleached or unbleached.
Chemically treated flour is labeled bleached and flour that is allowed to age naturally is considered unbleached. If properly sealed or wrapped, all-purpose flour should last safely on your shelf for months. If refrigerated, then up to 24 months.
I found reports of people who have used it well beyond this but not too many and that is up to you. Heat and moisture accelerate staleness, so store in a cool, dry place. When weather is hot and humid outside, store it in your freezer. Bread Flour is made from hard, high protein wheat.
It is unbleached and conditioned with ascorbic acid. This creates better texture and increases volume. Bread flour is used primarily with yeast products. If properly sealed or wrapped in an air tight container bread flour can last 6 months on the shelf or up to a year in the freezer. Self-Rising Flour does not need salt or leavening agents added because they are already added by the manufacturer.
It is sometimes referred to as phosphate flour and is primarily used for biscuits, quick breads and fried chicken. If properly sealed or wrapped the all-purpose flour should last safely on your shelf for months. Instant Flour is wheat flour in which barley flour has been added.
Its purpose is to dissolve quickly and is primarily used in sauces and gravies. It can also be used for making pie crusts and recipes calling for cake flour.
However, it is not the same as all-purpose flour. It is lower in protein. If you have a recipe that calls for instant flour and you cannot find it, many cooks will substitute with cake or pastry flour. Properly sealed instant flour has a shelf like of months on the shelf and a year or so in a freezer.
Cake Flour is white flour that is fine textured and should always be sifted before measure as it has a tendency to clump after being on the shelf too long. If you cannot find this flour in your area then you can substitute all-purpose flour by removing tablespoons of flour per cup used in the recipe.
Pastry Flour is not intended to make bread with, but is used to make a flaky biscuit, pastry, cookies, pie crust and quick breads.
This flour is hard to find in super markets but can be found online and in bakery shops. I have heard it is possible to make it yourself using a 2: White rice Known as white flour shelf life, if stored properly can be stored indefinitely. Brown rice flour on the other, has a shelf life in the refrigerator of about months and in the freezer it can last up to a year.
Brown rice has a higher oil level in it because of the bran and germ in it which causes it to go rancid if not stored properly. Whole Wheat Flour is made from the whole kernel of wheat.Author Notes: This fried chicken was nearly two decades in the making.
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The spice rub and buttermilk brine give the chicken. The best flour to use as a thickener is all-purpose flour because it’s higher in starch than other wheat flours. Cornstarch is a pure starch derived from corn. It can withstand a good amount of cooking and stirring before it begins to break down.
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