Yes, oh yes. The time has finally come. After almost two and a half years of gluten free cooking and baking for the kiddo. After so many complaints. After finally getting my own diagnosis. After 9 months of coming to terms with my diagnosis. It’s finally time to put on my big girl panties………..and make a gluten free flour mix.
Some of you might be a little shocked that I haven’t even attempted this yet, but it’s true. I’ve been using a lot of packaged mixes, and they are hit or miss. And expensive. I’m also finally starting to get sick myself, so the time is near for a full fledged diet change. This cannot happen if I can’t find me a good flour to use.
The catalyst for this decision (and the reason I’m posting before I actually do something) came when I actually found some flours on awesome sale. Usually every time I think I’m going to try this I look up the prices for the million different flours I will need, cry a little inside, then change my mind. Today must be my lucky day though ’cause after reading this post from Hope’s Kitchen I not only got a decent sounding flour mix recipe and an amazing recipe for apple fritters, it lead me to an online grocer, Netgrocer.com. There I found a pretty great sale on Bob’s Red Mill products:
Millet Flour — $.08/oz — 23oz bag = $1.93
Sweet White Sorghum Flour — $.10/oz — 22oz bag = $2.25
Tapioca Flour — $.11/oz — 20oz bag = $2.13
Potato Flour — $.13/oz — 24oz – $3.13
(They didn’t have arrowroot. Boo)
All for a total of $9.34!! So I got 2 of everything. $18.68!! Bam, what?!
The however, of course, is that because this is an online purchase you’ve got to pay shipping. There’s a whole chart based on where you live and the total of your bill. Since my total isn’t very high, the shipping is $9.99, bringing my grand total to $28.67. Even with shipping, I think that sounds pretty darn reasonable.
So for now I will search around for that arrowroot I need and wait for my flours to come in. I will then have to figure out something fun to make using my new flour mix. Cross your fingers for me!
So, has anyone got a great GF flour mix? I’m looking for something all purpose that I can easily use to sub into regular recipes.
Happy Gluten Free Friday, y’all!!
P.S. I have no idea how long these sale prices are going to be available, so if you’re interested, I say go for it now!!