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Chrissyb

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I am very new at this and I have not tried to do any baking for scratch, well yes I did I tried pancakes and I did not like them they were to thick. I have only uesed mixes for cakes and I Pamela's Baking mix for Pancakes and cookies and other stuff. I have a flour mix made have not used it I am so scared all the recipes look to complicated, I am afraid to mess them up. Anybody have some simple recipes I can try needs to be real easy so I can not mess them up and I will try them again.

Thank you.


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What flour mix do you have Pamela's or one you mixed up? What did you use for ingredients? We don't have Pamela's in our area so I mix up my own and have not used anything but Bob's. I like Carol's and Featherlite so far.


Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28

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I have Pamelas and I have a mix I got from Nearly Normal Cooking" by Jules Shepard. It consists of

1 C white rice flour

1 C potato starch

1 C cornstarch

1/2 C corn flour

1/2 tapioca four

4 tsp xanthan gum

I have used it a couple times and I remember my pancakes did not turn out to well put with Pamelas they did. I would like to try different things that are more cost effective.


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I have two favorite cookbooks right now (out of the 7-9 I have).

1.) The Gluten-Free Kitchen by Roben Ryberg

This book is very easy. Once you have the ingredients for making one thing you have them for pretty much all of the recipies.

2.) Incredible Edible Gluten-Free Food for Kids by Sheri L. Sanderson

To be honest I have not tried this cookbook yet b/c of time and wanting to make stuff out of the other one at the moment, but the recipies look very simple and easy.

For mixes I like The Gluten Free Pantry brand. Everything I have tired so far is very good. The pancakes are a little thick so since you didn't seem to care for the mix you tried, you may not like this one.

What type of foods are you wanting to make??


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Eatingglutenfree.com (Bette Hagmna) has very good recipes that turn out and so does killthegluten.blogspot.com

I like the book from Carol Fenster called Gluten Free Quick and Easy. I bought Cooking Free by Carol Fenster b/c it lists the substitutions for dairy, eggs, and sugar.

You might try cutting your next recipe in half to see how it turns out.

You might also try a different flour combo.

Here are the ones I use for comparison.

Carol's Flour Blend

1 1/2 cups sorghum

1 1/2 cups potato starch or corn starch

1 cup tapioca starch

Featherlite by Bette Hagman

1 cup rice flour

1 cup cornstarch

1 cup tapioca starch

1 T. potato starch (not flour)

In Cooking Free by Carol Fenster she lists: (I haven't tried this blend yet b/c I don't have corn flour)

1 1/2 cups sorghum

1 1/2 cups potato starch, constarch or amaranth starch

1 cup tapioca flour

1/2 cup corn flour, almond flour, bean flour or chestnut flour

Don't get discouraged. It can be done once you find the flour combo that you like and a few good recipes.

I just had to throw out a new recipe for a dry and crumbly pie crust b/c I didn't use the good one I normally use. I salvaged part of it and used it for a crumble topping for apple crisp.

I would suggest trying a Bette Hagman's recipe with your flour mix and leave out the xanthan gum since it is included already. I hope it will work for you, if not try, try again.


Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28

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