Gluten Free Baking Classes with Trina Astor-Stewart
Astoria Mills gluten free baking mixes are very easy to make. Just like the diagram above.
How to make gluten free Angel Food Cake
Watch this 2 part video for easy instructions on how to make gluten free Angel Food Cake with Strawberries and Whipped Cream Frosting
Buy the Fine Flour - Mix #3 or any other mix and get a free e-Cookbook with over 300 recipes.
Assemble all ingredients ahead, Prepare an Angel Cake baking pan with GF cooking spray or butter.
Sift Astoria Mills Fine Flour - Mix #3 over the pan and invert, tap to remove excess. Pre-heat oven to 325 F.
Mix in a separate bowl and set aside:
1 1/3 cup Astoria Mills Fine Flour -Mix #3
½ teaspoon Xanthan gum
¼ teaspoon Baking powder
In an electric mixer, beat until soft peaks form:
12 large room temperature egg whites (about 1 ¾ cups)
½ teaspoon salt
1 ½ teaspoons cream of tartar
Beat in a little at a time:
1 ½ cups granulated sugar
Beat until stiff peaks form. Then fold in gently,
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Sift in the flour mixture while mixer is on the lowest setting, to fold together until blended.
Spoon the cake batter into angel food cake pan. The batter will be thick and you may need to push the batter into the edges so that it will be firmly in place in the bottom of the pan. Bake at 325 F. for about 50 to 60 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched with fingertips.
Invert pan and cool completely. The cake will rise quite a bit and then settle somewhat, but still be reasonably high. Gently lift cake out of pan with the tube and loosen bottom. Remove from tube section and frost with whipped cream and strawberries as shown or eat plain or with fruit on the side.
How to make gluten free Pizza & Ciabatta Buns
Recipe for Pizza and Ciabatta buns using Mix #5 - as in this video
Whisk or beat wet ingredients until frothy.
4 tblsp. oil,
1½ cups lukewarm water
Add: 4 cups of Astoria Mills Pizza & Bagels Mix #5.
Tip: Batter should be moist enough for yeast to work properly, add 1/4 cup more water if batter is too thick)
Mix with spoon until blended. Cover, let dough rest in warm place for 2 hours.
For best results, knead dough using Astoria Mills Pastry Flour Mix #2. Shape dough as desired into pizzas, bagels, buns etc. Once shaped, brush rolls or edge of pizzas with oil, let rise 30 to 60 min. Bake approx. 30 to 40 minutes at 400 F. depending on size.
Shaped dough can be frozen after second rise. To bake frozen buns (or frozen pizza with toppings already on) place in cold oven, turn oven on to 350F and bake until done.
Makes great Pizzas, Bagels, Ciabatta, Focaccia, Fougasse, & Pita breads.
How to make gluten free Brown Bread
Watch this short video for easy instructions on how to make gluten free brown bread using Astoria Mills Brown Bread Mix #6. This and more are in our eCookbook with 343 gluten free recipes, a chapter for each mix. This e-Cookbook is free with any purchase of Astoria Mills Baking Mixes.
Recipe for 1 Loaf - Mix #6 as in this video
Whisk or beat until frothy:
2 tblsp. oil,
1 cup lukewarm water.
Add all at once:
2 cups AM Brown Bread - Mix #6
Mix well, with a spoon until blended. Cover and let dough rest at room temperature for 2 hours.
To shape dough: knead with Astoria Mills Fine Flour Mix #3 for best results (can be kneaded with cornstarch). Shape into artisan loaves or buns as desired. Brush tops with oil, let rise 30 to 60 minutes more. Bake approx. 30 to 45 minutes at 350 F depending on size. Bread is done when it sounds hollow when tapped.