Gluten-free muffins

Since my last post was bordering on a rant of things I don’t like, I thought this time I would be more constructive and talk about something I do like.  I’ve found a book that has a lot of promise for baking many delicious gluten-free items.

Gluten-Free Baking Classics by Annalise G Roberts.

To tell the truth I haven’t gotten past page 31. I just keep making pumpkin muffins and carrot spice muffins over and over again. Of course, I take liberties with the recipes and add whatever I’m in the mood for, usually raisins, dried apricots, cranberries, walnuts, cardamom and the like. They make a perfect breakfast food. There is no compromise, these are as good, if not better, than any muffin I have ever had. Texture, moisture, and taste are all there.

I have never been much of a baker and I don’t have a lot of patience for the precision of measurement many people take in baking and these recipes have survived my haphazard methods. I do intend to try more of the recipes but just haven’t gotten there yet.

Roberts’ basic premise revolves around two basic flour recipes, one based on brown rice flour with potato starch and tapioca flour for most baking and another on a mixture of millet and sorghum flour plus cornstarch, potato starch and tapioca flour for bread.

I’ll see if I can assemble a workable muffin recipe for you, but my fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants methods may not translate well into a reproducible recipe. I’ll see if TaMara can help me with that.

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I am not an expert, (although I play one on TV). Take everything I say with a grain of salt (TEISWAGS).

Posted on June 6, 2010, in Gluten-Free, LFern. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Lol! Don’t need no stinkin recipes! A little of this, some of that…

  2. Hey, I happen to think recipes are important…what is this mutiny?!

  3. You know, one time I tried to email a good friend detailed instructions on how to make chicken vegetable barley soup which I make by throwing whatever I have in the refrigerator into a crock pot until it looks right. I tried to cover every variable but still keep it simple, it was many pages long. She told me she tried it and in her words, “it was an unmitigated disaster.” What could go wrong?! I guess the veggies were undercooked, either the slow cooker didn’t get hot enough or she didn’t give it enough time, I just don’t know. What I learned: some folks really need a recipe, one not written by me, OR (and this is my preference) they just need to invite me over, provide wine and be my sous-chef (aka do all the tedious chopping and cleaning up).

  4. Aah, I see where this is going…..

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