Am I able to simply substitute Gluten Free (GF) Self-Raising Flour for normal Self-Raising (SR) Flour in any recipe that asks for SR Flour to be used?
I have been requested to make a Gluten Free cake for Tuesday morning (GMT+8hrs) & have purchased some Gluten Free SR Flour but not sure if I can take any normal recipe & amend it to become Gluten Free by simply substituting one for the other.
Help from Coeliac & Gluten Free experts is MUCH appreciated. Thanks in advance.
PS: Hope to receive a "speedy response" as I'm going to do a practise run soon so I am more comfortable doing the 'real thing' when required. Cheers!
It depends on which type of flour blend you have purchased.
Check the back of the pack to see if the ingredients include vegeatble gum. If it does, fine - if not, you will have to purchase either xanthan gum or guar gum. These replace the gluten in the flour.
GF baking is a bit more involved than ordinary baking. Look for an actual GF recipe. A straight substitution into an ordinary recipe usually has to be tweaked.
Are you geared up for GF baking ?
Check this post: http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=679150&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=contamination&&start=15
Thanks for your response. I usually get an email to notify when a post reply is made, but didn't get one for some reason.
I have bought the Orgran brand, which has got a blend of maize starch, tapioca flour, rice flour, glucono delta lactone, sodium bicarb. Veg gum:guar gum; as listed on the back of the pack.
I have never done any GF cooking before so am venturing into new territory; quite nervous to be honest.
I will check out the link you have attached & would appreciate tips along the way to successfully baking GF cakes.
Thanks for your response.
I just read the link to GF cooking & didn't realise how 'involved' it can be. Fortunately, I have a few new baking dishes & tools, so will reserve this for GF cooking only & will be disinfecting all work surfaces with food-safe products.