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a crazy quilt made of flour and stuffed in a jar

Posted Jan 03 2011 5:00am
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A while back I started putting the remaining little bits of all my flours into a jar. Leftover freshly ground oat flour or buckwheat flour, the tablespoon or two of flour at the bottom of the bag, whatever I found in my pantry when I moved - I just mixed it all together. Then I added some xanthan gum and a bit of baking powder to make it like those multi-purpose flour blends you buy in packages.   It's like a crazy quilt made of flour and stuffed in a jar, showcasing pretty much every easily-accessible flour and starch on the market.

I believe my mysterious flour mixture contains bits of all of the following...

  • freshly ground buckwheat flour
  • regular dark buckwheat flour
  • amaranth flour
  • quinoa flour
  • white rice flour
  • brown rice flour
  • freshly ground brown rice flour
  • freshly ground sweet rice flour
  • chickpea flour
  • coconut flour
  • sorghum flour
  • millet flour 
  • teff flour
  • freshly ground oat flour
  • tapioca starch
  • arrowroot starch
  • a bit of xanthan gum

Talk about mulit-grain, right?  Ridiculous.

I have absolutely no idea what the proportion is on any of it. But I used it to make a loaf of bread a couple weeks ago, and it behaved beautifully! I made a pumpkinseed oatmeal bread with this mix as the main flour, and it was lovely, light, and had a wonderful crumb. See?  So good!

Oatmeal Pumpkinseed Bread Oatmeal PumpkinSeed Bread...you can't go wrong!

But sadly, I have no way of recreating this flour mix, other than relying on the randomness of pantry cleaning, and I have no way of sharing any kind of recipe with you.  Tragic!  I still have half the jar left, and am excited to try using it for something like cookies or muffins. 

Have any of you made similarly crazy quilt flour mixes? How have they worked for you?

 

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