Wednesday, May 15

Fabulous Flour Table

This is a repost from 6-03-09 and 9-21-11   Happy flour storage!!!!

This table is designed to help you decide which flours combine to make a great flour mix.

Good Luck in your mixes.

EXOTIC GRAINS http://www.usda.gov nutrients of 13,000 foods we eat
TYPE **supergrain
USE IN:
QUALITIES
SOURCE
STORAGE
Almond meal
$$$
In breads, mixes, desserts, crusts,
High in Proteins,
Almonds ground in food processor or blender. I do it w/ rice flour
Fridge, freezer-tightly sealed, keeps 6 months
Amaranth **
$$$
In mixes bread, muffins, bagels, pasta, milk, nut butter, cookies, gravies, sauces, pancakes, flatbreads, doughnuts, dumplings, pasta.
Excellent filler grain,
1-3 grain mix
Bobs Red Mill, Arrowhead Mills, Walton wheat, grind fresh or harvest home.com specialfoods.com
Tightly sealed, fridge, freezer, keeps 1 yr.
Arrowroot (starch) $$
West Indian starch
Swap for cornstarch
Bobsredmill.com, Arrowhead Mills
Seal tightly on Shelf
Bean, black, pinto, white, garbanzo, fava, romano, $
In mixes, as thickeners, Indian foods, baking breads
High food value, pulses mixed with grains = complete protein
Grind alternating with rice flour, high moisture, BobsRedMill.com, or Asian/India market
Shelf
Buckwheat **
aka groats (Kasha) 
Pancakes, cakes, baking
Flavorful, grainy, rhubarb relative
Bobs, Arrowhead mills, grocery stores, walton feed, 
Tightly sealed, 6 mo.
Coconut
Mixes, Can comprise as much as 10-30% mix
Good fiber, protein
Bobs, tropicaltraditions.com simplycoconut.com
Refrigerator, freezer
Cornstarch
Thickening- soups, sauces, and mixes
Bland, blending power
Grocery shelf, or asian store.
Shelf, cool dry
Corn flour, meal
Muffins, spoonbreads. tortillas, hot cereal
Gritty,
Grind from popcorn
Shelf, cool dry, years
Green Pea
Soups, thickening
Strong flavor,
Grind
Shelf
Flax **
In everything
Heart, colon healthy
Coffee grind, blender
Fridge, freezer, dark
Millet **
Breads, salads,
Grandma’s favorite
Grind, or steamed whole
Grain– Shelf, cool dry
Flour, freezer/fridge
Nut, hazelnut, pecan, walnut,
Dessert crusts
Flaky, flavorful
Grocery stores - grind in coffee grinder or blender
Fridge, freezer
Quinoa **
flakes, flour, grain
Salads, tabouli, in place of couscous, flakes in place of oatmeal, sprouts 4 hrs.
Exotic, complete protein.
Bobs, quinoa.net, Wikipedia suggests 3 parts quinoa, 3 parts sorghum flour, 2 parts potato starch, and 1 part tapioca starch.
Shelf, dry, 1 year, longer if unground and stored in grain.  
Potato Starch
In mixes, superior thickening,
Good blending power
Bobs, Asian/Indian store 
Shelf
Potato Flour
Thickener, flavorful,
Moistening power
Bobs, Can grind instant potato flakes
Fridge
Rice, white, sweet, wild rice Montina, brown
Baking superior, alone and in mixes, soups, salads, performs best when mixed.
Gritty, mild, good base flour in mixes
Grind myself, or Sams, or Asian Store, Waltonfeed.com or Bobsredmill.com,
Brown whole grain rices must be frozen or refrigerated. All others shelved
Wild rice– indefinitely
Sorghum **
$
Alone in cookies, makes great raw dough, in mixes,
50% swap in flours, good mix w/cornstarch
Grind, or Bobs, best source is Twinvalleymills.com in Ruskin Nebraska
Shelf, in grain form 10 years cool, dry - flour refrigerate or freeze.
Soybean
Mild nutty flavor
Never alone, mixed 30% with other grains
Versatile, I grind, Bobs
Freeze, fridge
Tapioca starch
(cassava root)

Favored GF Flour, in mixes, adds chewyness
Mucilagenic
Bobs Red Mill, Asian/India market, Walton Feed, 
Shelf
Teff**
$$
Exotics, in mixes, soups, thickener, sprouted, salads--chocolate cake!
Tiniest grain in the world, good 30% mix
Teffco.com and natural food stores.
Sealed tight, fridge, freezer


2 comments:

Lisa said...

This is a brilliant list! Thanks so much for all your help Terina!

Lisa said...

Brilliant listing and very helpful. Thanks so much Terina!