Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Gluten-free Cupcakes

So today I made my first attempt at making gluten-free cupcakes.  The ingredients are mostly new to me so I had to do a lot of shopping before experimenting:

tapioca flour
almond flour
corn flour
flaxseeds
quinoa flour
white rice flour

I did not find quinoa flour at the store and didn't have time to go somewhere else to look for them so I used the food processor to make the flour.

The result?  At first I wasn't sure (ie. when the batter was finished).  The batter was so runny.  But the end result is not bad at all.  Of course, one of my problems is that I don't know what gluten free is supposed to taste....

The cupcakes are very nutty and wholesome.  I think next time I'll try with store bought quinoa and see if it makes a difference.  The other issue might be the almond extract.  I followed the recipe so I used it...but I usually hate the smell so that might affect my judgment :P

At any rate, I hope the experiments turn to be successful at the end...the ingredients are more expensive of course, but they are making baking interesting as well :P

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