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Monique

Dove Flour

Has anyone ever made pastry etc with the above wheat,gluten free flour! Do you need to add anything to it to make it work or is it similar to the usual flour? M

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dove flour

I've used it as is, without any problems. Add liquid to make a slightly sticky dough , and let it rest.

The Dove Farm website has recipes and advice.

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Monique

Dove Flour

Thankyou ES,I just never thought to google it. We have one family member with a wheat allergy. M

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suzannem

Doves farm gluten free flour

You may not need as much gluten free flour as normal wheat flour to make pastry and it will be very fragile and difficult to handle.

The best advice was given to me by a mum who bakes and whose children are gluten intolerant - roll the pastry out between two sheets of silicone paper - greaseproof doesn't work - it must be the siliconised baking paper. You can then place the pastry on the plate/dish still attached to the silicone paper for support and once it is in place gently peel away the paper.

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Monique

Suzannem

Thankyou, it sounds as though it's quite difficult to handle when made into pastry. I will have to do a trial run & see how I get on. M

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suzannem

xanthan gum

It is difficult to handle - no stretch like normal pastry - I would always add a little bit of xanthan gum when baking gluten free as it gives a better texture to the finished item, unfortunately it doesn't help with handling.

The gluten free pastry needs more liquid than normal, I think from memory Doves Farm have a pastry recipe on their g/f flour - I would follow it usually and just add xanthan gum according to the instructions on its pack.

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Monique

Complicated!!

It sounds more complicated Suzannem however I did notice a product next to Dove F. in Tescos to help firm it up! Can't remember it it was Xanthan or not! Thanks again for all your help. M

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Gravy Queen

Dove Flour

I follow Delia's recipe for pastry and I have found it works really well gluten free. I use the Doves Farm flour along with at least 2 teaspoons of xantham gum, which helps replace the elasticity that gluten provides. It can be more difficult to work with but be patient, its worth it for lovely sausage rolls which we had at Christmas (using gluten free sausages). I personally stick to the recipe and havent found I need to add more flour or more water.

Gluten free pastry making can be a bit of trial and error but dont give up, its worth it.

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JaneMR

Dove Flour

I made a gluten free plum crumble yesterday for my SiL, with 2 parts flour and 1 part oats (which she CAN eat unlike everyone). It was very tasty yesterday, but the little that was left over I am now using as a door stop in the garden so brick-like are its qualities.

I don't think it keeps well!

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Gravy Queen

Dove Flour

Ah yes Jane that can happen, I made a foccacia which I could have used as a lethal weapon.

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Monique

Dove Flour!!

I will not give up Gravy Queen, so far have not had this particular family member for a meal but will have a go. Will experiment on OH!!
Thankyou all for your replies.M

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JaneMR

Dove Flour - Monique

On a more useful note my SiL who has been cooking GF for 15 years says:

Always use butter as this overrides the slightly odd taste of GF flour

Doves is the best, their Self Raising is brilliant and she now makes cakes for all the family using it.

She never adds extra liquid, but finds that using large eggs and beating in the first egg well, but only lightly beating in the subsequent eggs avoids the mixture getting thick and heavy.

For BEST choc pudding, use Gary Rhodes Rich Chocolate Cake which uses only 1oz of GF flour and serve it warm with Double Cream and/or Ice cream. For REALLY special occasions she uses Lindt!!!


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Gravy Queen

Dove Flour

Some excellent tips there Jane.

Also, just to add that there are different GF flours to experiment with, I have a recipe for a light gorgeous lemon cake which uses Potato Flour, I will put it in my profile, its a hand me down recipe from a neighbour. The cake is called Lemon Feather cake and its truly the lightest cake ever. You can get potato flour in health food shops and some branches of Tesco.

I also keep gram flour in (chick pea flour), tapioca flour and rice flour for various recipes.

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JaneMR

Dove flour - Gravy Queen

That recipe for potato flour cake would be brilliant and then I can pass it on.

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Monique

Dove Flour!!

Wow, thankyou so much for all the help re the above, JaneMR & Gravy Queen. Also everyone else who replied, all these tips are much appreciated. Our Family Member has a wheat allergy & though he doesn't seek special attention he is most appreciative too.M

 
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