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How does the taste compare in Flourless versus Flour recipes?

I see recipes once in a while, like this one, where they don't use flour.  I know it is easier, but does anyone know the taste difference in flourless recipes?  Is it not worth it to do flourless?

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canucksgirl4 years ago
My very first ible was a flourless cookie recipe. I really like it because I find some cookies have a dry, chalky taste, even when they have loads of fat and sugar in them. These are super simple to make, they have a nice soft texture (but they hold together well) and they have tons of flavor. They just don't last very long around here. :)
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  canucksgirl4 years ago
I had forgotten about those cookies. I still can't believe you can make them with so few ingredients. I think I need to try that recipe.
Well, the reason they work, is that the peanut butter acts like the fat and flour you'd normally see in a cookie recipe. If you were going for a traditional chocolate chip recipe (sans peanut butter), you'd still need to use some flour alternative to make it work, like ground almonds. I actually have a ground almond cookie recipe, but unfortunately, this one didn't feature, so I thought people weren't as interested in the idea.... But if you make them (which I highly recommend), you won't be disappointed. :-)
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  canucksgirl4 years ago
So, in your opinion flourless is better. Very interesting, I would have thought it was the other way around since people always use flour. Thank you for letting me know :D
lemonie4 years ago
You'll notice the texture more, if it tastes good being different is unimportant.

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Penolopy Bulnick (author)  lemonie4 years ago
Notice the texture more with flour?
As being different.

L
scoochmaroo4 years ago
I think we need to do a blind taste test experiment!
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  scoochmaroo4 years ago
Agreed!
There are a lot of people with Coeliac disease who CAN'T use wheat flour.