Some months ago I heard that King Arthur Flour’s GF blend was just the same as the blend I use out of Annalise Roberts’ cookbooks. So I started including that on all my blog postings that used her flour blend. I must have told my sister that as she got me a box of the baking blend as a Christmas gift; so I would have flour ready to use in a hurry without measuring. I was pleased with that thought. Opened it the other day and started using it. Before I scooped any I did read the package label. It does have the same 3 flours as my fav blend but there are some additional ingredients; xanthan gum, baking powder, baking soda, salt and a few other things. She gave me the baking mix. A different beast indeed.
Hmmmn I was a bit distressed by that finding. But I really didn’t have any more blend on hand so I went with the box. I added more leavening than was already in but not the full amount the recipe specified. For example; if it said 3/4 tsp. xanthan gum I used half a teaspoon. And if it wanted 1 3/4 tsp. baking powder I put in a slightly over the tsp. measure of it. Without knowing the percentage of those add ins I felt I should add some but not really all; I went with about 3/4 of what the recipe asked for. I have made a couple of things; cookies and crust. All turned out fine. So you can use it in my recipes; just cut back slightly in those three items; baking powder, salt and xanthan gum.
If you really want the exact blend that I prefer you need to buy King Arthur’s mult-purpose GF flour blend; it appears to not have those leavening additions. From now on I may make that suggestion at the bottom of my posts so you can use the King Arthur ready made baking blend if you want or have to.
I am hoping to make some thumbprint cookies later today; sure that they will be gobbled up.
Happy New Year folks!