Hi Bold Bakers!
Welcome to the third installment of my Bold Baking Boot Camp. This week we are making our own Gluten Free Flours including Almond Flour, Oat Flour, and Chickpea Flour. Last week, I shared a Sugar Substitutes Chart and the week before I shared my Weight Conversion Chart.
You don’t have to eat gluten free to use nut and oat flours in baking. They are a very common ingredient in today’s world. They give great texture and flavor to your cakes, cookies and recipes in general. I’m going to show you how to make 3 of the most popular gluten free flours with ease and tell you how you can substitute them.
Important Note: All of the flours I’m going to show you can replace regular white flour in recipes like cakes, cookies, crepes, cupcakes, etc. However because of their different texture and density you generally don’t substitute a gluten free flour for the same amount of a nut flour, 1:1. Gluten free flours aren’t generally as fine as regular white flours so they will absorb liquids differently and that’s why you will use less flour to counter that.
How to Substitute Almond Flour:
You can substitute 1 cup of regular white flour for roughly 1/3 -1/2 cup Almond Flour (aka Almond Meal). I say roughly because it really depends on the recipe you are making.
Learn how to make more gluten free flours including Oat Flour and Chickpea Flour. And stay tuned for next week when I’ll show you how to make Dairy Free Milks. In case you missed previous episodes, you can get a Sugar Substitute Chart and a Weight Conversion Chart.
- Whole raw almonds , unsalted and not roasted
Using a high powered blender blend the almonds for roughly 1-2 minutes until fine and powdery. Take care not to overblend or the nuts will start to release their oils and you will end up with nut butter.
Sieve the almonds to remove any lumps of nuts. You can save the bigger pieces to snack on or add to smoothies.
Store in a labeled airtight container for 8 weeks or even in the fridge to keep them fresher for longer.
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