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.
I had lunch with my sisters on Friday and both handed me something relating to gluten free: a Gluten Free Cupcakes Cookbook and a magazine cutting. Coincidentally, both dealt with baking with Coconut Flour, something I hadn’t come across before. I am yet to make any recipes but thought both were worthy of a mention.
1. Husk & Honey Cafe Nambour, Queensland (http://www.huskandhoney.com/cafe/ ) serves up gluten free food and the owner Tania Hubbard has launched bake-at-home cake mixes http://www.glutenfreegrainfree.com.au The base of the mixes is coconut : coconut sugar, coconut flour and desiccated coconut.
2. Gluten Free Cupcakes Cookbook by Elana Amsterdam
Happy baking 🙂