I’ve heard from so many people who are hesitant to make their own gluten-free flour blend. I remember the feeling, not sure I wanted to invest in 4 different flours and risk botching up the whole thing.
So, I decided to show you exactly how I make the gluten-free blend in my new book using a digital scale. Now you have no reason at all to be scared. It’s quick. It’s simple. And it’s frugal too. More on that in the video…
Amy’s Basic Gluten-Free Flour Blend
makes about 3 1/2 pounds
I call this the ‘large batch’ blend. You can find the small batch here.
4 cups (480 grams) garbanzo fava flour
4 cups (452 grams) sorghum flour
2 cups (324 grams) potato starch (not potato flour)
1 1/3 cups (156 grams) tapioca starch (sometimes called tapioca starch flour or tapioca flour)
Mix well and store in an airtight container, preferably in the refrigerator.
How To Make A Gluten-Free Flour Blend Using a Digital Scale Online Transcription
Hi I’m Amy Green, author of Simply Sugar and Gluten Free and today I’m going to show you how to make your own flour blend using a scale. Now the reason I like to use this scale is it’s quick and simple, it’s so much easier than scooping and leveling using traditional measuring cups. And the other reason I like to mix my own flour blend is because it’s really frugal. You can mix this flour blend, the one I use in my new book for about $2.00 or $2.50 a pound versus $4.00 or $5.00 a pound you’re going to pay at the store if you choose to buy a premixed flour blend. So it’s going to save you a lot of money in the long run. Let’s go ahead and get started. I’m going to show you how to use this scale and weigh out a flour blend.
Okay, so this is a scale and a scale has several important features. I mean, of course we have the on/off button right. And this one is just going to turn on. And then its got a button, every scale has a button that will allow you to change from your ounce measurements or from grams to pounds. So here we go. There I changed from grams to pounds. And then over here, this is your zero button. And that’s just going to tare it out or put it to zero. And I’m going to show you how to use that right now.
So the first thing you want to do is get a big bowl. And you need big bowl because this makes about 3.5 pounds of flour. So here’s my bowl. And if you can see that, the bowl weighs about 339 grams or 338 grams. I’m going to pull this down a little bit. There we go. So I’m just going to zero this out. And all that does is it sets it to zero so now the scale doesn’t think that there’s anything on it at all. Okay, the first thing we’re going to do though is I’m going to add now 480 grams of garbanzo fava flour. So I’m just going to dump it right in. And you see how quick and simple this is instead of measuring or weighing you just dump it right in until you get, until your scale reads 480 grams. Now I went over a little bit on purpose just to show you, all you do then is just scoop it right back out. I just take a big spoon. And you want to be pretty exact until you hit exactly 480. There we go.
Now, all I’m going to do is I’m going to push zero, the zero button and watch, it’s been zeroed out. Now, now I can go ahead and add the next amount of flour which is going to be Sorghum flour, and that’s going to be 452 grams. And again, it’s a different color and I kind of put them on a different side of the bowl in case I go over then I can just easily scoop out the Sorghum flour and not have to worry about the rest of getting it mixed up. There’s 450, and there you go. And then you just continue to do that for the flour — the other two ingredients which is potato starch and tapioca starch. I’m going to move this out to the way. And I just take a big metal whisk, right, and just kind of mix it together. And it gets a little bit, sometimes a little bit flops out of the bowl, that’s really no big deal at all.
And if you scrape the sides, you make sure to get it all mixed together and there you go.
Again, I’m Amy Green from www.SimplySugarandGlutenfree.com. Make sure to check out my new book, Simply Sugar and Gluten-Free: 180 Easy and Delicious Recipes You Can Make in 20 Minutes or Less.