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Pre-Celiac I usually only baked on holidays, but lately I've been wanting to give it a try. I went to the store and bought some all purpose gluten-free Flour (Bob's Red Mill) and some Xanthan Gum. Can I just sub these items in for regular All purpose flour on other recipes? I've seen some of the discussions on here about a mix of flours, but this one looks like it's already a mix (Garbanzo bean flour, potato starch, tapioca flour, white sorghum flour, and fava bean flour). There's actually a recommendation on the side of the package (1:1 flour + varying amounts of xanthan gum depending on what you're baking). I'm just scared to try something and have it be a giant waste.

Can someone point me to some tried and true recipes that don't require any other specialty ingrediants (flaxseed, multiple types of flours, special starchs, tapioca, etc)? I don't want to run thither and yon to find a bunch of unusual ingredients. I'd like to start out with what is just in my pantry.

Thanks! I appreciate any and all help.

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Make a little bun in a cup in the microwave, that way, if you are a person who can taste bean flour, you will not be looking at an entire loaf of bread- work, and regretting it. Also, putting a pinch of cumin, a pinch of a sweet spice, and a little vinegar helps with the bean taste if you are a "bean-taste reactor." If the all -purpose mix succeeds, then progress to a full sized recipe.

thread with bun in cup links

http://www.celiac.co...d-still-coping/

Just use the Bob's AP for the flour in the recipe. No gum, the egg binds it enough.

If that works, I would suggest a basic chocolate cake recipe in an 8" by 8" pan, subbing the Bob's AP and gum or egg for the regular flour. Cake is easier than bread. Wacky cake: - http://www.food.com/...acky-cake-18025

edit to add, use gluten free vinegar, preferably pure apple cider vinegar

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I'm a huge fan of Better Batter flour. You can google tons of Glutenfree on a Shoe String recipes... she uses BB exclusively. I've done the mixing of flours and it's a PITA (pain in the a$$). BB flour is cup for cup but I use GFSS's recipes. They're good!! I didn't bake much for years, but have been enjoying it lately!!

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i just ventured into gluten-free baking last year as well, and i also started with bob's gluten-free flour.

my first recipe was my tried and true double chocolate zucchini bread:

http://www.cooks.com/rec/view/0,164,151183-252206,00.html

I used the bob's flour as a direct replacement, and the xantham gum as they recommend on the package. i am also not eating dairy, so i sub'ed almond milk and enjoy life choc chips. it was a big hit!

good luck!

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