Posted on | March 22, 2007 | 7 Comments
This Arrowhead Mills Gluten Free All Purpose Baking Mix comes in a hefty 28 ounce box. My sister actually picked this up for me, and I couldn’t wait to try it out.
This mix is a blend of organic whole grain brown rice flour, potato and tapioca starch and fava bean flour with gluten free baking powder already blended in. The mix itself looks slightly speckled and is moderately dense and heavy. I would compare it to a Bisquick type mix regarding consistency.
I used this flour to make my favorite pumpkin bread- a “regular” recipe. I just substituted this mix for the flour and baking powder. I was really happy with the results! The bread tasted wonderful- not too dense and texture comparable to a “regular” pumpkin bread made from wheat flour. It was moist and flavorful, and the mix did not overpower the spices and pumpkin flavor. The bread was a bit crumbly, but I think that was because I cut into it too soon I will add updates as I try it in other recipes and types of foods. But, so far, so good!
Pros: Nice flavor and texture
Cons: In recipes, results in a heavier, crumbly product
Rating: 3 1/2 stars
Ingredients: organic wholegrain brown rice flour, organic potato starch, tapioca starch, tapioca starch, baking powder (monocalcium phosphate, sodium bicarbobate, corn stach), fava bean flour, sea salt