If you're taking the plunge into gluten-free eating this year, you might be feeling a bit overwhelmed right about now. With so much information and so many products out there, where do you even start? This straightforward guide to gluten-free flours and explanation for making your very own signature flour mix from Shauna Ahern of Gluten-Free Girl and The Chef is just what you need to get going.Shauna gives the recipe for her personal favorite gluten-free flour, a blend of sorghum flour, millet flour, sweet rice flour, and potato starch, but what I really love about this post is her explanation for how the flours work together.
She talks about how regular wheat flour is really a blend of protein and starches, so using a mix of high-protein wholegrain flours and starchier flours will give you the best results. Shauna also goes into how you might substitute other flours based on your preferences and dietary needs, including a breakdown of all the flours available to people following a gluten-free diet.