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Making Pies - without Flour

 
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Tenzint



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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2009 7:16 am    Post subject: Making Pies - without Flour Reply with quote

Okay, okay, I know this sounds strange, but what can be used to replace flour completely in a savoury pie recipe? Could you use oats? or.... I don't know.

Any ideas and suggestions?

What role exactly does flour play in the recipe?

HELP!
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Dilbert



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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2009 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

generally the flour is a thickener - absorbing the juices and making a gravy.

cornstarch, potato starch, arrowroot - alternative thickeners

no reason oats and other cereals can't be used - as a rule they absorb moisture - which maybe the tricky part. if the mix does not have enough moisture to "cook" the grain/cereal it might not work out so well. for example raw rice - if it doesn't have enough moisture to cook it'll be quite crunchy.
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Tenzint



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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2009 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks.
That makes sense - I'll give it a try and see how it goes!

Teasing
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danicamoore



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 8:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

unfortunately you can't make an oat as an alternative for flour. as what dilbert said. i surely agree with him. then how was your pie then?
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