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Aug 13, 2013 09:35 AM

Robin hood gluten free flour blend

I saw this flour blend whilst doing my groceries yesterday. I've never seen it before, but it looks like it contains all the extras you have to add to rice flour so you can bake with it. My mother is gluten free and flying out for a visit next month, so I was considering picking up a bag.

Has anyone tried it? What kind of limits are there in gluten free baking?

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  1. Gluten free baking is very specific, best to start from a gluten free recipe. I haven't heard of this brand, my sister who is gf always buys bob's red mill- available at whole foods or also
    Almond flour is commonly used in gf baking, and i had a few muffins made with this recipe that were really delicious

    Search online for specific recipes, or "paleo baking" is almost always gf, just dbl check the ingredients.

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    1. re: Ttrockwood

      That banana bread recipe looks good, thanks.

    2. I used it for the first time today for a waffle recipe that called for 2 cups of GF flour. I read a lot of reviews that it was heavy so I substituted with 1 3/4 cups Robin Hood GF and 1/4 cup corn starch plus 1 Tsp Xanthan gum. The batter also needed a bit more liquid then called for. The waffles were wonderful. I have read a lot of bad reviews on this flour. I think you need to add the Xanthan gum. So far so good for me. I plan to make cookies and bread this week with it. It is a lot cheaper then the other brands of GF flour.