Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Gluten Free Flour

In the past we have mixed different pre-made GF flours; but this is our first attempt at grinding our own flour from the raw materials. Our recipe is 3 cups brown rice, 2 teaspoons Xanthagum, 2 cups Tapioca starch, and 1/4 cup of Flax seeds. We used a Hamilton Beach coffee grinder that can also grind herbs. It has different settings for different levels of fineness. Using the espresso setting the flour still had the texture of beach sand. I've been grinding it by hand using a motor and pestle. There are flour mills available but they can cost $300 or more. The motor and pestle work nicely even if it takes some time. It's stored in the fridge in an air tight jar to make it last longer. So far we have not had the time to make any bread with it. I will post again when we have, but the texture and smell of the flour are wonderful. We have been hard at work expanding our garden and spring cleaning. During the cleaning I broke our camera. How do you like the pictures taken with our new camera?

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