This gluten free biscuit recipe is a good choice for anyone who must avoid gluten and wheat products. The biscuits are flaky and good. Persons without a gluten issue will enjoy them as well.
Caution: If eating gluten is a health concern, please be sure to read all labels carefully to ensure no gluten is present in the product.
Trivia: According to Wikipedia, Gluten is a composite of the proteins gliadin and glutenin. These exist, conjoined with starch, in the endosperms of some grass-related grains, notably wheat, rye, and barley.
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Gluten Free Biscuits Recipe
1/2 cup of white rice flour
additional white rice flour for mixing and handling
1/2 cup of potato flour
1/4 cup of corn flour
1/4 cup of whole grain soy flour
1/2 cup cornstarch
2 teaspoons of xanthan gum, such as Authentic Foods Xanthan Gum
2 teaspoons of a baking powder that contains no gluten
1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
1/4 teaspoons of salt
1/4 cup of cold butter
3/4 cup of buttermilk plus two additional tablespoons
Preheat your oven to 425°F. You will need a baking sheet that is either non-stick, or a regular pan that you have lined with parchment paper.
Cut the cold butter into cubes.
Place the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl. Remember to save a little rice flour for your work surface later. Mix the dry ingredients together well.
Cut the cold butter cubes into the flour mixture. You can do this with a pastry cutter, a couple of forks or the paddle attachment of a mixer.
Add the buttermilk. Mix to make a soft dough, then place this dough on your floured work area. Dust your hands with rice flour and then shape the dough until is it about eight inches round and one inch thick.
Use a 2 inch biscuit cutter and cut about 15 biscuits.
You can reshape the ends and scraps to make additional biscuits.
Place the gluten free biscuits on the baking sheet and placed in your preheated oven. They will cook in about twelve minutes or a little longer. They should be puffy and gold colored when done.