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Product review: Beth’s Gluten Free All-Purpose Flour

Posted on | March 15, 2008 | 9 Comments

Gluten Free Flour Mixture

Beth’s gluten-free all-purpose flour is a new product my local natural foods store. I was really excited to try it, because the Bob’s Red Mill all purpose flour I used in my recipes was a bit too heavy and dense. I purchased this one pound box for $3.99.

I am still new to gluten free baking with a variety of flours- I just don’t have the patience or confidence ( yet!) to experiment and combine two, three, four or more flours in my baking and recipes. I want my recipes to turn out the first time! So for now, pre-blended gluten flour mixtures are what I usually use.

gluten free flour

Beth’s gluten-free all-purpose flour mixture is made from white rice flour, potato starch, tapioca starch, guar gum and salt. I liked the consistency of the gluten free flour mixture- it wasn’t too powdery and seemed easy to measure and handle.

I made the Nestle tollhouse cookie recipe, and substituted this flour blend cup for cup. I am one of those people that eats raw cookie dough (gasp!) and this cookie dough tasted wonderful with the gluten free flour blend! My children could not taste the difference, which is a big deal because they are experts at tasting rice flour, and usually don’t care for it.

gluten free cookie dough

YUM!

gluten free chocolate chip cookies

The final product was just as tasty- my family inhaled these cookies! They did not taste gluten free AT ALL! I also substituted Beth’s gluten free all-purpose flour in apple crisp, gravy, other varieties of cookies and sweet breads. I found the flavor to be great with limited graininess and minimal crumbling.

Overall, I really like this gluten free flour blend, and it is my favorite to date. It is not heavy and dense like the corn or bean based all purpose flour blends, but it is more substantial than straight rice flour. The only downside I found was that the box only contains three cups or so of the gluten free flour mixture. The mix is great if you need to substitute a few tablespoons of flour, or a half cup of gluten free flour here and there. However, if you like to bake and cook more, you will find the amount in the box insufficient.

PROS: easy to measure and handle, great in a variety of foods, affordable price

CONS: Each box only contains aprox. 3 cups- doesn’t go very far

Rating: 5 stars

Try this gluten free all purpose flour for yourself! Click below:


Gluten-Free Pantry – Beth’s All-Purpose Bkg Flour

From: glutenfree.com

Ingredients: white rice flour, potato starch, tapioca starch, guar gum, salt. May contain traces of soy.

Comments

9 Responses to “Product review: Beth’s Gluten Free All-Purpose Flour”

  1. Lea
    March 16th, 2008 @ 1:11 am

    I use Beth’s All Purpose GF Flour regularly and love it!

    In addition to cookies, this flour makes an outstanding coating for fried chicken and chicken fried steak as well as substituting well for wheat flour in lots of other recipes that the entire family enjoys.

    Because I baked bread regularly before my daughter was diagnosed with Celiac, I tried mixing my own gf flour for bread baking but really didn’t have much luck and ended up with quite an expensive collection of flours, xanth and guar gum in my cupboards and freezer. This product is much better than any of the many recipes for gluten free flours that I have tried.

    And by the way, this is available through Amazon.com at a great price and with free shipping.

  2. Karen
    March 16th, 2008 @ 1:59 am

    Hey Lea, I am so glad you like it too! I will definitely try it with chicken. My kids love homemade chicken tenders.

    I understand what you mean with your various GF flours and additives. That is exactly why I like all purpose flour mixtures. Thanks for posting- it is nice to know I am not alone!

  3. Kate
    March 16th, 2008 @ 1:26 pm

    I love this flour too! I use it for everything that I make from scratch. It’s perfect for lemon bars, fruit crisps, cobblers, cookies, cakes, anything! The consistency is so much better then some of the other flours including Red Mills.

  4. Karen
    March 16th, 2008 @ 4:39 pm

    Kate, I may have to make some lemon bars now! I am excited to try more recipes using this flour blend.

  5. Susan
    March 23rd, 2008 @ 9:18 am

    I think I tried this brand of mix before and the cookies turned out really good! Unfortunately, I don’t think they sell them in China where I now live and work.

    Great blog, by the way. I wish I can have access to buy some of the GF items you reviewed.

  6. Samantha
    December 11th, 2008 @ 11:32 pm

    Did you know most of these flours and flour blends are available on amazon.com

    I love that site for my gluten free needs. 5 8 oz bottles of xanthan gum for 15 dollars. Really good deal. I have found great deals on Teff flour as well.

  7. Karen
    December 12th, 2008 @ 4:39 am

    Thanks for the comment Samantha that is a great deal for xantan gum!

    Yes amazon does carry some gluten free products. Some things to keep in mind is that on amazon you usually have to buy in bulk. That is great if you know you like the product, but a little scary- and expensive- if you aren’t sure if you will like the GF product or not. Also, I have noticed their stock tends to be hit and miss- sometimes they will have it available, sometimes they won’t. Isn’t it great we have so many more choices for GF shopping now?

  8. Angie
    May 7th, 2009 @ 4:50 pm

    I have been eating GF for 3 1/2 years. This is my favorite flour too. I purchase this by 5 lb and 25 lb bags through gluten free pantry. I have always been a “from scratch” southern cook. I bake and fry everything with this flour. Chicken & Dumplins and Chicken pot pie are even great!

  9. Lindy
    August 19th, 2011 @ 1:48 pm

    That’s what I need cookies that taste great for my sons lunch and snacks. I hate when they crumble. I might get more then one box since you said it only has about 3 cups. Thanks for this review.

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