Gluten-free baking is not only possible but also fun. Producing high-quality treats and baked goods can be tricky if gluten is not involved; however, if you follow these simple tips, you can bake gluten-free cakes, pastries and breads that are delicious and tasty!
When it comes to cakes, try making your own blend of flour by adding sorghum or tapioca, which increases both the softness and absorbency of the flour to produce cakes and pastries that are light and fluffy. If you want to bake biscuits, muffins or cakes that are dense, you can use ground almonds or hazelnuts and incorporate gluten-free oats and flour which will help with the final product.
Since gluten-free baking is tricky, you don’t always have to follow a recipe word for word and you can add more than the recommended amount of gluten-free baking powder, which will make your cake tastier and lighter. You can also add more liquid than what the recipe requires, which will help rehydrate gluten-free flour. If you add more liquid, you may have to bake your cake for an additional five to ten minutes so that the cake is perfect and the contents are baked properly.
If you want to bake gluten-free bread, it is important to make sure that your bread is completely cooked before you remove it from the oven so that it keeps its shape and tastes delicious. Use a cooking thermometer to help. Keep in mind that gluten-free bread will continue to build its structure until it is fully cool, so don’t take it out of the oven right away. Instead, open the oven door and leave the bread inside until you are confident that it has reached room temperature. One last tip regarding gluten-free bread – bake it in the middle of the oven for the best results!
Gluten-free pastries are hard because you want it to taste just as delicious as a regular pastry using different ingredients, but it can be done. Adding lots of water to your gluten-free flour will help prevent the pastry from tasting dry and will help when you are rolling it out during the baking process. Gluten-free flour lacks elasticity, but adding xanthan gum into the mix will resolve this issue and prevent your pastry from crumbling.
Remember that gluten-free baking is not uncommon, so check your grocery store for gluten-free products like baking powder and icing sugar. If you’re unsure, don’t hesitate to ask or read the label for details to ensure that you’re purchasing ingredients that are gluten-free.
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