Recently I came across the name of a blog post dedicated to gluten-free recipes (www.elanaspantry.com). The recipes looked interesting and I think I would like to try some of them. While I haven’t eaten gluten-free in some time since I have gotten wheat back into my diet, I think it would be healthier if I ate less than I do.
Many of the bread recipes call for blanched almond flour or coconut flour (I didn’t realize that either were available.). I have decided that since I am in the experimentation mood, I am going to order each of these flours and see what I think of the bread recipes. These flours are pricier than the traditional gluten-free flour mixtures but the almond flour offers more protein and I am intrigued by what bread would taste like made with coconut flour. In reading the recipes I noticed that these recipes used 1 tsp. of apple cider vinegar. Since I am eliminating fermented foods from my diet I am going to try to replace the vinegar with lemon or lime juice to see what the end result will be. Hopefully since it is only 1 tsp. the substitution will not be a problem.
I also liked some of the cracker recipes that are on the blog.
If any of you visit the site, please let me know what you think. I would especially like to hear from any of you who have already been to this site or who have tried her gluten-free recipes.
A side note: Since preparing this post for publishing I have received both flours. I hope to try some of the gluten-free recipes soon. Unfortunately we are in the midst of a heat wave with temperatures over 100 for the past several days and still for some time in the future. As soon as it cools a bit and I can get myself in the mood to bake, I will report back.