June/July 2008

Ask the Chefs

Ask The Expert: Substituting Starch

Since youíre already making your own bread, you only have to improvise a little bit to address the new food allergies. Start with the bread recipe that worked for you before. Omit the potato starch and replace it with tapioca starch or arrowroot. If you happen to be using mashed potato flakes, replace them with quinoa flakes in the same amount. Instead of using bakerís yeast as a leavening agent, try adding 1 tablespoon of baking powder. Mix it with your recipe's other dry ingredients.   More...