As we mentioned previously, Well and Good now has a range of healthy gluten free flours in Aldi. The products available are: brown rice, sorghum and besan flour. Many readers will be scratching their heads wondering why they should use these products and what they are used for. To answer these questions we’ve pulled together a quick guide to these flours below.
Why Use These Healthy Gluten Free Flours?
Put simply, they’re filled with nutritious benefits. Imagine cooking a cake or cookies that provide you and your family with nutritional goodness. Well, imagine no more! These flours are packed with fiber and protein, two essentials for most diets. In addition, they contain other goodies: brown rice is packed with B Vitamins; sorghum flour contains antioxidants; besan contains folate and thiamin.
How can I use brown rice, sorghum and besan flour?
Brown rice flour: This flour can be used in a wide range of recipes – it is very versatile. Use for baked items such as cakes and cookies to offer a new, slightly nutty flavour profile. Next time you cook chicken or fish, a common technique is breading which typically involves coating the meat in flour/corn flour before coating with batter or other coatings. If you’re going to make a sauce then rice flour is perfect for thickening sauces.
Sorghum flour: This flour has a wide range of uses such as biscuits, cakes, breads, pizza dough, pastas and cereal. It is a good flour to combine with other lighter flours such as tapioca flour.
Besan flour: This flour derives from ground chickpeas and has a slightly yellow colour. It is a very common ingredient in Indian dishes such as Dosa, Curry and Pakoras. It can also be used for crispy coatings, batter and pancakes.
Get creative with your gluten free flours
So now that we’ve given you a few ideas for using these gluten free flours it’s time to go forth and get creative. A quick search online will provide you with loads more recipe ideas that use these healthy gluten free flours. There are some great recipe ideas here. Or why not check out a couple of our favourite Well and Good recipes using the Raw Range of flours:
Get back to basics and make food that you and your body will appreciate.