GF substitutes

Asked April 3, 2019, 6:16 PM EDT

Hi, i need to adapt my recipes to make them GF. in particular, i am concerned about recipes that use wheat flour as a thickener (white sauce, roux, etc) can i just use the same quantity of a GF flour blend? or do i need to use a starch? (if so, which starch and how much?) thanks annie

Multnomah County Oregon food preparation gluten-free diet

1 Response

You can use any starch to thicken sauces such as white sauce, roux etc. You pretty much use equal amounts. Each of the starches vary a little by how much they thicken so you might have to adjust the liquid or add a little more starch after it cooks if the consistency is not what you want. You can substitute gluten free flour, corn starch, Clear-Jel, and other flours.

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