Baking-Starches

Ask The Expert: Substituting Starch

Substituting Starch Q:  Are tapioca starch and potato starch interchangeable? A: Yes, they are. But potato starch is a bit heavier than tapioca starch. So a recipe with a gluten-free flour blend that’s more than a quarter tapioca starch will be a little denser if you use potato starch instead. To alleviate this, replace 25 percent […]

Refined Sugar Substitutions Infographic

Refined Sugar Substitutions Infographic

Trying to cut back on or completely avoid refined sugar? Check out this infographic that offers alternatives to refined sugar.  

Nut Substitutions Infographic

Nut Substitutions Infographic

For those of you who have allergies to peanuts or tree nuts or who have family members or friends with nut allergies, here’s a handy list of alternatives to using nuts in recipes.    

Dairy Substitutions Infographic

Dairy Substitutions Infographic

Many people with celiac disease are also unable to eat dairy. Here’s a cheat sheet so you can easily find alternatives for common dairy ingredients. This list is also helpful for vegans, or for those who are cooking for people with various food allergies or preferences.

Baking-Questions-and-Answers

In the Kitchen: Psyllium for Gluten Free Baking

Q: I have a wheat sensitivity and eat gluten-free. I must also stay away from corn and tapioca starch. Almost every recipe for baked products calls for tapioca starch or cornstarch. What can I substitute so that I can bake gluten-free bread, cake, cookies and muffins? A: Tapioca starch is generally considered a hypoallergenic ingredient […]