Saturday, March 5, 2011
SPLENDID GLUTEN-FREE LOW-CARB BAKE MIX
After working and working on this, I finally arrived at 4 different gluten-free and low-carb bake mixes. So, we have options! My Splendid Gluten-Free Bake Mix (please note I'm abandoning this one) is very benign re tummy issues and that's what I like about that one. Here is the NEW Splendid Gluten-Free Bake Mix. My next favorite is the Ultimate Gluten-Free Bake Mix (I have also since abandoned this one but you're welcome to play with it, if you like - I found the xanthan gum was too much and I was reactive to it). Actually the Ultimate Gluten-Free Bake Mix and the Splendid Gluten-Free Bake Mix are very similar, but I favor the other due to the fact that there is less fiber in it. Liquid/wet ingredients may differ slightly between the two. The Splendid Gluten-Free Bake Mix may need up to 1/4 cup less wet/liquid ingredients than the Ultimate Gluten-Free Bake Mix when substituting for regular white flour in recipes. With both of them use 1/4 cup more bake mix when substituting for white flour. When substituting the Splendid Gluten-Free Bake Mix for my other bake mixes, up to 1/4 cup less liquid/wet ingredients may be required. If you find the batter is too moist, add a little more bake mix. My recipes are very forgiving that way.
Four super bake mixes, but ones I am reactive to are also at these links: The Coconut/Flax Gluten-Free Bake Mix #1 and the Coconut Flour/Flax Gluten Free Bake Mix #2 . Not everyone has my tummy issues. I do suffer from IBS occasionally and so I usually keep my baking to a dull roar these days. However, I've had to do a lot of testing lately to arrive at all these bake mix options. I hope someone out there appreciates my hard work.
Please note (updated March 10/2011): These bake mixes are great in muffins, loaves, cookies, coffeecakes, some cakes and a few other applications, but will not be suitable for all applications nor for baking with yeast applications. In addition, my Splendid Low-Carb Bake Mix and Vital Ultimate Bake Mixes and others may be used instead of the gluten-free bake mixes or the other way around - the gluten-free bake mixes may be substituted for the Splendid Low-Carb Bake Mix and Vital Ultimate Bake Mixes and others. Liquid/wet ingredient requirements may differ slightly.
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