Tuesday, November 25, 2014

My New Favorite Gluten-free Pastas

Have you noticed any new pastas on the shelf at your grocery store lately?


I got so used to buying my previous favorite pasta, Ancient Harvest, that I didn't try anything new for a really long time.  Read my 2009 review of gluten-free pastas to see how times have changed in 5 years. Recently I found a bunch of new GF pastas at the store by brands that I already know and trust like  Glutino and Ronzoni.  New-to-me pastas by Jovial and DeLallo are actually made in Italy! I had to try them.  

These are not just brown rice flour pastas all over again - some of these are totally new flour

Monday, October 27, 2014

Gluten-free Baguette Recipe from Gluten-free Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day


Photo credit: Stephen Scott Gross
I recently reviewed the new book Gluten-free Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day by Jeff Hertzberg and Zoe François.  They have given me permission to share one of the recipes with you.  It's one that I've tried several times and I've gotten to love making it on a regular basis.

If you don't have the book in hand yet, here's a recipe to get you started.  It's reprinted with permission

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Book Review: Gluten Free Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day

For all of you bread lovers out there, this holiday season has a special treat for you:  Gluten-free Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day, a new book in the "Bread in 5" series by Jeff Hertzberg and Zoë François.  Released on October 21st, this book is just for you gluten-free folk, with beautiful, stunning photos of crusty, golden-brown loaves of bread of all shapes and sizes, and a comprehensive list of recipes for everything from baguettes to doughnuts.  I was lucky enough to get an advance copy so I could try some of the recipes and tell my readers what I think.




I was excited to try these recipes because the first gluten-free bread I ever made was from a recipe adapted from one of the original Bread in 5 books and published on Gluten-free Girl.  It wasn't

Monday, September 29, 2014

Easy Gluten-free Bread Flour Blend

Over a month ago, I announced that I was discontinuing the sale of all Gluten-free Gourmand flours.  Since then, I have been working to provide my readers and customers with some flour blend recipes so they can still enjoy high-quality gluten-free baked goods.  I have been trying to come up with some flour blends that are easy to make, take few ingredients, and are delicious as well.

I have come up with a blend that substitutes well for my No. 7 Artisan Bread Flour and the No. 4 Rustic Boule Bread flour mixes.  These are flour mixes that can be used for a variety of breads and pizza dough.  Find recipes in the Bread Tab.  Use this entire blend for the No. 7 Bread Flour, or half of the blend for the No. 4 mix.  It's easy to multiply the recipe to make a big batch if you measure by weight. Or, of course, you can make your own bread blend!

I use Bob's Red Mill gluten-free flours for my breads.  They are easy to find here in Portland, Oregon.  However, I chose this group of flours because they should be easy to find and inexpensive in many parts of the world.  If you try this blend with other brands of flour, please let me know how it works for you!

Easy Gluten-free Bread Flour Blend


Makes 450g Bread Flour

Blend together thoroughly:

180g Sorghum Flour
90g Millet Flour
90g Potato Starch
90g Tapioca Starch

Leave separate to blend with the liquid in the recipe:

30g Whole Psyllium Husk

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Flours No More

After long and considered thought, I have decided to stop producing Gluten-free Gourmand flours commercially.  While I am proud of that branch of the business, I would like to concentrate my efforts in other directions both personally and professionally.

There are still a few bags of product left which can be purchased here: http://glutenfreegourmand.bigcartel.com/

Once this product is gone I will no longer be offering retail sales of my custom flour blends.  In time I may come out with some new flour blends and recipes that you can make at home.  In the meantime there may be some broken links on this blog and some recipes that don't have a flour blend to refer to.  I will try to sort out as many of those as possible.  A newer, sleeker blog may be able to emerge from this transition.

Thank you for your patience and patronage.

Gina Kelley
Founder, Gluten-free Gourmand