Tips & Tricks for POW! Superfoods
Here are a few tips when working POW! Superflours:
Try different combinations of flours to see which results you like best, mixing our POW! Superflours with other gluten-free flours of your choice. How about mixing Cassava, Malanga, and Plantain!
If you replace other flours with POW! Superflours and feel that the finished product lacks moisture and feels too gritty, try using about 15% - 20% less next time.
Experiment and write down your recipes.
No need to sift our superflours. They are light and fluffy enough.
In most of our recipes, you can substitute Plantain Flour for Malanga Flour and vice versa. Please don't substitute when Plantain Flour is being used as a supplement.
1 Cup Plantain Flour = 141 g, 4.8oz
1 Cup Cassava Flour = 129 g, 4.65oz
1 Cup Malanga Flour = 164 g, 5.07oz
POW! Superflours a very dusty flour, so be nimble. It's very fine. Don't plop it into the bowl, or you’ll be consumed by a dust cloud.
Our POW! Superflour loves liquid, and drinks it up considerably, at a higher proportion than all-purpose flour. So while packages say it’s a cup for cup substitute, you may need to scale back the amount of flour when making a substitution. The batter should be as wet as the original recipe would be.
You may need to mix different flours when baking a thick bread. Cassava Flour can give it a gooey middle while the outside is overdone. Just experiment. It will be worth it.
You can make your own gluten-free flour and it will save you lots of money. If you have the time, check out our Pintrest for ways to DIY you own gluten-free flour.
If you’d like to use the fresh cost effective way to make your own gluten-free flours of cassava, plantain, or malanga flour, you can. Prepare your own at home pretty easily and for a very low cost. You need to find and purchase the fresh roots from a local store. Check cultural markets for the roots. Kitchen materials including a grater or food processor and a dehydrator or stove.
Some recipes the Plantain Flour can be overpowering. Adding salt and sweetness will take care of the overpowering.
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