There are many gluten-free flours on the market. When I first started I was a Mrs. Roben’s girl. She was the Allergy Grocer and I ordered all my flours from her company on line, usually in large 5 pound bags. But then she closed the doors on her shop and her site.
I switched over to Bob’s Red Mill when it became more readably available. I used Bob’s products for probably close to ten years. Then recently, everyone in our family began to notice we were having issues with it. I write more about it on my blog post here, Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free Flours.
Authentic Foods Brand Gluten-Free Flours
A few years ago I tried Authentic Foods brand flours. I liked them, but they were a little out of our budget then and hard to find. Thankfully, now they’re more affordable. Amazon is carrying their products as well as several online stores and I’ve started using their flours in all my gluten-free cooking and baking again.
Isn’t Rice Flour Just Rice Flour? Does It Make a Difference Which Brand I Buy?
A pretty simple question – isn’t rice flour just rice flour? Could there be such a huge difference between brands?
Absolutely. There’s a huge difference.
I sometimes grind my flour in my own mill and I can’t even get it anywhere close to how fine Authentic Foods brand processes their gluten-free flours. I find all their flours to have a lighter feel than other brands of the same type flour. In fact even the rice flours feel more like a starch to me than a flour.
And actually the other day I was working on some new recipes and I couldn’t remember if I had added the tapioca flour or the white rice flour. Normally you could just rub a small amount between your fingers and you’d know. The rice flour would be grittier. But not with the Authentic Foods brand White Rice Flour. It took me a few moments to figure out which flour I had already added, because the Authentic Foods rice flour is ground so finely.
I also have to add that I love that put Non-GMO right on the label!! And how many gluten-free flours label themselves as “corn-free“? – love that, too!
No Need for Bean Flour
If you use Authentic Foods brand White Rice Flour and Sweet Rice Flour I’ve recently discovered that you don’t need to use the White Bean Flour to create the main gluten-free mix in my cookbook. Using just the rice flours resulted in no noticeable difference to the taste or texture of the finished baked goods.
Celeste’s Best Gluten-Free Breadsticks Recipe
Authentic Foods brand flours are great in the recipes in my cookbook. Have you been hungering for some bread? A great way to end your hunger for gluten-free bread is to try my breadsticks recipe. Click here to view a pdf file with my breadsticks recipe. (Click here to download Adobe Reader to view pdfs.)
You can also read what some of my readers had to say about my breadsticks recipe in this post, Celeste’s Best Gluten-Free Breadsticks Recipe.