What views do other gluten free bakers have on coconut flour?
2015 and I promise to take myself out of my comfort zone …
In the latest free Woolworths fresh magazine, I spied this recipe for a Coconut and Raspberry Loaf. I have baked with coconut flour before and at the time had mixed feelings about the texture of the baked item. So with the New Year still young, I decided to revisit coconut flour and bake this Coconut & Raspberry Loaf .
The loaf bakes well and presents beautifully, but I know that my gf taste tester will not enjoy its texture. Me: if I had a choice of a raspberry loaf made with almond meal and one made with coconut flour, my preference would go to the former.
Gluten free baking has broadened the range of products I bake with : banana flour, almond meal, hazelnut meal, buckwheat flour, polenta, chickpea flour, corn maize flour, flaxseed meal and gf flour mixes. So I am used to working with different textures and flours: just not ‘sold’ on coconut flour.
Love to hear your thoughts on coconut flour as it could just be that I am yet
to find a ‘good’ recipe.