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Basic Ratios for Gluten-Free Flours in Baked Goods

In the gluten-free baking world, recipes for baked goods like scones, cakes, and breads are often based on a ratio of gluten-free flours to sugar, liquids, eggs, and fat. If you follow these ratios, you [more…]

Tools and Supplies for Successful Gluten-Free Baking

You can find the tools and supplies you need to bake yummy, gluten-free recipes in most kitchens. Using these tools helps make the gluten-free baking process easier. You can locate these products in most [more…]

Tips for Making Flavorful Gluten-Free Cakes

You can easily make gluten-free cakes that are flavorful, light and fluffy, and with a soft and tiny crumb. Avoid tough and heavy gluten-free cakes by following these handy baking tips. [more…]

How to Bake Chewy or Crisp Gluten-Free Cookies

The only issue with baking gluten-free cookies is choosing the type of texture you want. Crisp or chewy? Do you want a crisp cookie or a chewy one? And how do you make cookies that are tender and moist [more…]

How to Build Structure and Strength in Gluten-Free Baked Goods

To recreate the texture, structure, and strength of gluten in gluten-free baked goods, you must use alternative flours to mimic gluten’s strength and elasticity. It is possible to build a nice structure [more…]

How to Retain Freshness in Gluten-Free Baked Goods

Wheat gluten is a key component in preventing staleness. To retain freshness and retard staling in gluten-free baked goods, choose higher-protein gluten-free flours. [more…]

How to Work with Gluten-Free Doughs

Several methods of making doughs and batters are used in gluten-free baking, and you usually need to corral the gluten-free doughs and batters in some way so they turn out like you want them to. Gluten-free [more…]

Examining Food Labels for Hidden Gluten

When you or a family member has a problem with gluten, you need to know how to examine food ingredient labels to find hidden gluten. You may even find yourself calling manufacturers to verify ingredients [more…]

How to Establish a Safe, Gluten-Free Kitchen

Before you bring gluten-free foods into your home, you have to clean the kitchen to safely remove anything that may contain gluten. Even a tiny crumb or some flour dust can contaminate gluten-free products [more…]

How to Thoroughly Clean a Gluten-Free Kitchen

Decontaminating a kitchen to make it gluten-free can be daunting—but critical for anyone who is gluten-intolerant. A single bread or cracker crumb contains a lot of gluten molecules. Whether your kitchen [more…]

Avoiding Cross-Contamination in a Gluten-Free Kitchen

Cross-contamination can occur with the tiniest bread crumb or bit of flour dust in your gluten-free kitchen. If your gluten allergy or sensitivity is severe, you may react to a minute amount of gluten. [more…]

Changing Wheat-Based Dough Recipes to Gluten-Free

Converting traditional wheat-based recipes to gluten-free recipes isn’t difficult, but you do need knowledge of dough structure, familiarity with alternative flours and starches, and practice with the [more…]

Tips for Mixing Gluten-Free Doughs and Batters

You prepare most gluten-free recipes the same way as traditional wheat recipes, although you can skip some steps when mixing gluten-free doughs and batters. For instance, adding liquid and flour alternatively [more…]

Getting Started with Gluten-Free Baking Mixes

One of the best and most efficient ways to bake gluten-free is to make some mixes with a combination of gluten-free flours and starches. Then all you need to do is add some water, milk, and sometimes an [more…]

Tips for Working with Yeast in Gluten-Free Baking

You may think that, on a gluten-free diet, your days of baking cinnamon rolls are gone forever. Not so! You can make sweet gluten-free yeast breads that are foolproof and delicious. [more…]

Tips for Making Delicious Gluten-Free Brownies and Bar Cookies

Brownies and bar cookies are some of the easiest gluten-free treats to make. You don’t have to form individual cookies; you just put the gluten-free batter or dough into a pan and bake. And they’re perfect [more…]

Tips for Making Gluten-Free Pies and Pastries

A light hand with pastry, which is essential when making wheat-based pie crusts and pastries, isn’t an issue with gluten-free recipes. Gluten-free pie crusts and pastries are automatically tender. The [more…]

Making the Best Gluten-Free Cakes and Frostings

A cake with frosting is a necessity for many celebrations. People who must avoid gluten may think that they can only enjoy ice cream cakes from now on. Not so! [more…]

Tips for Working with Gluten-Free Biscuits and Crackers

Biscuits and crackers are all made from doughs. Though they are typically made with wheat flour, you can use gluten-free flours to make treats that are easy and satisfying. Biscuits are usually made from [more…]

Tips for Making Gluten-Free Pizzas, Pies, and Calzones

Everyone loves pizzas, pies, and calzones. With gluten-free variations, you can still enjoy these treats whenever you want. Savory pies include quiches and pot pies. And calzones are stuffed pizzas, filled [more…]

Making the Best Gluten-Free Baked Entrée Recipes

Can you still enjoy dumplings, bread-topped casseroles, and soufflés on a gluten-free diet? Yes! These types of recipes are perhaps the easiest to adapt to gluten-free versions. Vegan cheeses work well [more…]

Gluten-Free Recipe: Whole-Grain Flour Mix

This recipe makes a gluten-free whole-grain flour mix that's a good substitute for whole-wheat flour — especially in gluten-free bread and dessert recipes. Having this flour baking mix on hand means you'll [more…]

Gluten-Free Popovers

With this tasty gluten-free recipe, you can enjoy crisp and light popovers. After you master the recipe, you can vary it! Add herbs to popovers for a mouth-watering treat. You need a cast-iron popover [more…]

High-Protein Gluten-Free Bread Flour Mix

Gluten-free folk have a true problem re-creating the structure and function of the protein gluten. This gluten-free bread flour mixture mimics the high-protein content of bread flour. Some people use lots [more…]

Gluten-Free Crepe Batter

This gluten-free crepe batter recipe can be prepared ahead of time and the cooked crepes can then be frozen for later use. Crepes freeze really well. Wrap each crepe in waxed paper or plastic wrap and [more…]

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