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PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 5:28 pm 
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I've only baked GF a few times so far. Each time I have I've noticed a slight bitter aftertaste to the gf baked goods. Does anyone else notice the same thing? I think each recipe has called for sorghum flour. What do you all think?


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 Post subject: Re: bitter taste?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 5:57 pm 
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I haven't personally baked anything GF, but went to the local GF bakery here to try out some baked goods and every one of them had a bitter, gritty taste.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 7:33 am 
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I've been baking GF for a few years now and have only noticed the bitter taste when I used rice flour or bean flour (fava, garbanzo, or soy). I use sorghum almost exclusively now and think it tastes the most like wheat flour to me. Sorry I can't help, maybe it was another component that was the issue?


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 Post subject: Re: bitter taste?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 9:00 am 
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I think it does depend on the flour mixture. Kitteh and I have this theory that a lot of companies don't have taste testers for gf products and just assume if they slap the words "gluten free" on them, we'll buy them. And a lot of them don't mix flours, they rely too heavily on one or two. My baked goods generally have at least 3 different ones to balance out texture and taste.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 12:05 pm 
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I never baked with a store-bought gf mix, but things made with quinoa flour sometimes taste bitter for me.


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 Post subject: Re: bitter taste?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:52 am 
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i've noticed tapioca flour and millet can be bitter sometimes. the sometimes especially refers to bob's red mill tapioca.
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 Post subject: Re: bitter taste?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 4:09 pm 
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yeah, either bitter or gritty sometimes. not everything I've had that is GF is like that. usually if other flavors are strong they can balance it out.

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 Post subject: Re: bitter taste?
PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 2:54 am 
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I find quinoa flour to be quite bitter.

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