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Old 08-31-2004, 06:39 PM - Thread Starter
 
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i know there are a bunch of people doing gluten-free here, so i thought someone would have the info...

i made biscuits today, using arrowhead white rice flour in addition to the usual wh wt pastry flour (it was on sale at wild oats & i wanted to try it), & they turned out to have this horrible nasty bitter aftertaste- you couldn't tell too much with sausage and gravy, but when i went to eat one plain it was enough to make me spit it out (& i have a hearty tolerance for bitter/off flavors- i'll eat any cheese up to the maggoty point, i love bitter greens, etc)- is this normal for rice flour products? tasting it plain, i didn't notice so much, but wondered if it was a byproduct of baking it, heat-released or something.

btw- in small farm journal this month, they spotlight indian grass meal, & 'montina', the one variety they developed to be esp tasty. anyone tried this yet, and where can you find it?

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I don't think it's normal. I've eaten a lot of rice products (my mom has Celiac and I grew up allergic to wheat) and I've never had that. Hmmmm.....

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Hello Suse,

I have been gf for a long time and have used rice flour, well brown rice flour at least. I have noticed that any flour, particularly the gf ones, can taste bitter if they are just a tad undercooked. Otherwise, a bitter aftertaste I don't think would be normal. Perhaps the wheat flour you bought was rancid? By the way.... why are you using rice flour if you aren't gluten free?? That stuff is kind of icky, I think. I now will pretty much only use buckwheat, amaranth, arrowroot powder in my baking due to the ickiness of many of the other gluten free flours. Anyway, I hope you have better luck next time.
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oh, i'll try any new ingredient. it was on sale. if anything they got a tad browner than i'd like, so i don't think it was undercooking (and rancidity in the flour came up in my mind too, but it is pretty fresh & the cookies i've been baking recently have been fine.)

i'd still like to know if anyone has tried the montina indian grass flour- http://www.amazinggrains.com/categor...Category_ID=1&
for info. (i like to have as wide a variety of foods in my diet as possible, & this stuff looks interesting, if it is yummy.)

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