My daughter turned 3 this week. In celebration of her birthday, I spent Monday morning at her preschool making Danish-style pancakes (they are similar to French crepes) for her class. One of her classmates is gluten intolerant and his mother asked if I would mind using a gluten-free flour. I usually use whole wheat flour and since I’d never worked with this alternative, I was a little nervous. But she claimed this particular flour could be replaced almost one-for-one with regular flour and would taste great, so I decided to go for it.

The flour that she provided was an all purpose, Multi-Blend Flour from Authentic Foods. It is gluten free, wheat free and soy free. Here is the ingredient list:

Brown rice flour, sweet rice flour, tapioca flour, cornstarch, potato starch, xanthan gum

I am happy to report that the pancakes turned out fabulous. We added raspberries, sliced strawberries and fresh whipped cream for the full experience. The kids gobbled them up and the teachers, well, let’s just say the plate was empty by the time I’d finished cleaning up. If you suffer from celiac disease, gluten intolerance or are trying to reduce your gluten intake, this is a wonderful option for many baked goods.

Normally, this is point where I’d post the recipe, however, I’ve been making these pancakes (with regular flour) since childhood and I never use measurements. The ingredient list is simple; it’s all about the consistency of the batter and movement of the frying pan. Ingredients: Flour, milk, and 1-2 eggs. Whisk ingredients well until flour is fully incorporated and continue to add milk until batter is a very soup-like consistency. Use a fresh pat of butter for each pancake, pour a bit of batter in a medium-hot pan, and roll pan until batter spreads out evenly around the bottom diameter of pan base. Turn with spatula until browned and go on to the next one. It will take a few practice pancakes to get the hang of it. If these directions are way too loosey-goosey for you, I apologize. It’s all I can do without coming over and making them for you myself!