I have had a few people email and ask me if there is a way to make UNflour without corn. Cornstarch is a key ingredient, so I was not sure how it would work.
Then I got a call from a dear friend last week who found she is allergic to both gluten and corn. She said she was “starving” and I believe her. So I tried making a couple of recipes from Irresistibly Gluten Free without cornstarch.
I made the Corn-Free UNflour by following the recipe on page 12 of Irresistibly Gluten Free. I used brown rice flour, and instead of using cornstarch, I replaced it with potato starch, (and used the normal amount of tapioca flour.)
I tried the Waffle recipe and the Roll recipe using this flour. I was happy to see they both turned out. They tasted great. The texture was a little gummy when first out of the oven (or waffle iron) but once cooled they had a moist, bready texture.
I did have to add a bit more liquid than usual to get the same consistency in the mixer. So I would suggest you start with what the recipe calls for and then add a tablespoon at a time to get a “thick cake batter” consistency.
Because it does seem a little more starchy, I would also try adding some Flaxseed meal next time. But for those who can’t have corn I think this alteration is a great solution.
I hope this is helpful to those avoiding gluten and corn!