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Coconut and Raspberry Loaf

What views do other gluten free bakers have on coconut flour?

 2015 and I promise to take myself out of my comfort zone …

Coconut Cake

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.

coconut and raspberry

Gluten Free Baking with Coconut Flour

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

Her recipe base is almond and coconut flour and you can find her at Image

http://www.elanaspantry.com/about/

Happy baking 🙂