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Jules’ Homemade All-Purpose Flour Blend

MAKES 4 CUPS.

Choose 1 ingredient from each line for a blend of 5 gluten-free flours plus gum.

To make very fine rice flour, process regular rice flour in a food processor, blender or clean coffee grinder until very fine.

Ingredients:

1 cup cornstarch, tapioca starch/flour or arrowroot powder
1 cup potato starch (not potato flour), tapioca starch or arrowroot powder
1 cup very fine white rice flour, sorghum flour or buckwheat flour
½ cup corn flour, millet flour, sorghum flour or brown rice flour
½ cup tapioca starch/flour, cornstarch or arrowroot powder
4 teaspoons xanthan gum or guar gum

Directions:

1. Whisk ingredients together in a large bowl until well combined.

2. Refrigerate in a large zip-top bag or a sealed container until used.

Each cup contains 522 calories, 1g total fat, 0g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 0mg cholesterol, 6mg sodium, 123g carbohydrate, 4g fiber, 0g sugars, 4g protein, 74 Est GL.

Recipe excerpted with permission from Free For All Cooking: 150 Easy Gluten-Free Allergy-Friendly Recipes the Whole Family Can Enjoy by Jules E. Dowler Shepard, available from DaCapo Press, a member of the Perseus Books Group ©2010. Jules’ readymade flour blend is available at gfJules.com.

Associate editor Jules Shepard is author of Free For All Cooking (DaCapo Perseus), The First Year: Celiac Disease and Living Gluten-Free (DaCapo Perseus), and Nearly Normal Cooking for Gluten-Free Eating (CreateSpace). Her books are available at GlutenFreeAnd More.com.

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