So, sometimes, with gluten-free cooking there is times, at least with myself, that I miscalculate the flour I have left. So, I’m in the midst of cooking only to discover that I ran out of flour. This may have happened recently to myself, while I had multiple things going on in the kitchen – something in the oven, a couple of things on the stove, even the microwave was working. It was busy. I thought I planned it all out, but then, the dreaded realization of not having, enough, flour.
To me, this is a big problem, since it is not exactly as easy as running to the closest store to get a bag of flour. Due to my allergies, I’ve yet to discover a commercial flour that I can just purchase. I have to do homemade mixes. So, to run out in the midst of cooking, is quite a dread! Do I have all the different flours in the pantry? Do I have enough of each in the cupboards? What do I have? Will the store have them in stock or out – again??
As it was, it was just myself at the home and there was no way I could leave, or put pause, to the other recipes that were already underway. So, I just had to hope and pray I had what I needed in the pantry. I did not. Panicking a bit, looking over the scraps of what was in the cupboard, I whisked together what I had. I applied my very basic knowledge of cooking with my allergies and hoped that it would work – and did it ever!
Thus – the Pantry Flour was born! It is a very simple mix that I use, when in a pinch. I So far, the results with the mix has been superb! The photos of muffins below are made with the mix – they are light, fluffy, and taste delicious! The recipes for them will be for another week.
PANTRY FLOUR (A BROWN RICE FLOUR MIX)
Serves: 9 Cups
- 6 cups of Brown Rice Flour (I used Bob’s Red Mill)
- 3 cups of Tapioca Flour (I used Bob’s Red Mill)
- Pour all of the ingredients into an extra large bowl and mix until well incorporated. The mixing is important to make sure that all the flour been dispersed equally.
- Store flour in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It keeps the flour fresh and to last longer.