Frequently Asked Questions

Are your products Kosher?

The following products are certified Kosher (OU) by the Orthodox Union:

Cup4Cup Wholesome Flour Blend
Cup4Cup Chocolate Brownie Mix

The following products are certified Kosher-Dairy (OUD) by the Orthodox Union:

Cup4Cup Original Flour Blend
Cup4Cup Pizza Crust Mix
Cup4Cup Pancake & Waffle Mix

Can I get Cup4Cup in bulk to use at my restaurant or bakery?

Yes, we offer our Cup4Cup Original Flour Blend, Cup4Cup Pizza Crust Mix, Cup4Cup Pancake & Waffle Mix and Cup4Cup Brownie Mix in 25 pound bulk bags. Please visit our Foodservice Page for more information.

Can I make bread with the Cup4Cup Original Flour?

The Cup4Cup Original blend is most similar in composition to all-purpose or pastry flour, making it suitable as a replacement for regular flour in recipes for cakes, cookies, muffins, pies, biscuits, quick breads, sauces, in pasta dough and as a coating for frying. We do not recommend Cup4Cup as a gluten-free flour replacement in bread recipes that require yeast. This is because Cup4Cup lacks the structure and composition to mimic the rise and texture of yeast-based wheat breads. With that, making bread with Cup4Cup is not impossible; it’s just that the recipe will require some modifications and experimentation. For example, we have been able to modify a brioche recipe and develop Brioche Rolls using Cup4Cup. If you would like the recipe for our Brioche Rolls please visit our Recipe section.

Can I use Cup4Cup as a replacement for cake flour?

Of course, replace the cake flour called for in your recipe with an equal amount of Cup4Cup flour.

Do your products contain tree nuts, peanuts and/or soy?

No. Our products and facility are devoid of any contact with tree nuts, peanuts and soy.

How do you convert Cup4Cup to self-rising flour?

To convert 1 cup of Cup4Cup to self-rising flour, whisk together the following: 1 cup Cup4Cup flour + 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder + 1/4 teaspoon salt.

How is the new Wholesome Flour different from the Cup4Cup Original Flour? Does it perform the same?

Wholesome Cup4Cup is heartier and healthier than our Cup4Cup Original Flour.  Wholesome Cup4Cup contains natural sources of fiber, whole grains, omega-3s and antioxidants which are contributed by the brown rice, flaxseeds and rice bran in the blend. Wholesome Cup4Cup flour’s taste, texture and performance are similar to whole wheat flour, resulting in hearty, nutritious, and denser baked items. You may use it cup-for-cup for regular flour in any recipe. However, due to the high fiber content, recipes may need to be adjusted slightly by adding a bit more liquid or fat, just like you would adjust recipes made with whole wheat flour.

How to make almond flour?

Start with 1 cup of raw or blanched almonds, sliced or slivered are best since they are precut.  For best results, be sure that your blender or food processor blades are very sharp. To make almond flour, place the raw almonds in the blender or food processor and pulse gently, turning the motor on and off frequently, until the almonds are pulverized. Do not grind the nuts with the motor running continuously or it will turn the almonds into an oily paste. Store the almond flour in an airtight container in a cool and dark and dry place or in the freezer.

How to make flour tortillas?

To make flour tortillas, whisk together 2 cups Cup4Cup flour + 1⁄2 tsp. baking powder + 1⁄2 tsp. salt in a bowl. Using your fingers mix in 2 Tbsp. vegetable shortening to the flour. Add 1⁄2 cup water to the mixture and stir with a wooden soon. Add in more water 2 Tbsp. at a time until the dough holds together and is damp but not wet. Knead dough until smooth then cover with plastic wrap. Heat a cast iron skillet over medium heat. Line a tortilla press with a plastic bag, dusting the bag with extra flour. Roll about 2 Tbsp. of dough into a ball and flatten using the press. Cook on the skillet until lightly brown, then flip and cook on opposite side. Cover cooked tortillas with a towel; repeat.

How to make self rising flour?

To convert 1 cup of Cup4Cup to self-rising flour, whisk together the following: 1 cup Cup4Cup flour + 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder + 1/4 teaspoon salt.

Is Cup4Cup produced in a dedicated gluten-free facility?

All of our Cup4Cup products are produced in a dedicated gluten-free facility. Our products meet the strict standards to be certified gluten-free by the Celiac Sprue Association.

Is oatmeal gluten free?

Pure oatmeal does not contain gluten. However, a majority of oatmeal brands on the market are not pure, meaning that they contain oats that have been cross-contaminated with wheat or other gluten-containing are certified gluten free.

Is rice gluten free?

Yes, all varieties of rice are naturally gluten free, meaning that they do not inherently contain the protein gluten. However, if rice or rice products are processed on shared equipment with wheat or other gluten-containing grains, there can be cross-contamination. Be sure to check food labels for the ingredient listing and allergen statements.

Is the cornstarch used in your products non-GMO?

Yes, the cornstarch used in our products is made from non-gmo corn.

What is Corn Flour

Made from finely ground cornmeal, corn flour is powdery flour that comes in yellow and white.  It is commonly used for breading with other flours in baking.  Corn flour is also known as cornstarch in Britain and Australia, but not in the USA.

To reduce gluten for baked goods such as cakes, pastry, cookies and more, some use white corn flour and mix with wheat flour.

What is Gluten Free?

A gluten free diet is one that excludes gluten. Gluten is a protein that is found in wheat and related grains like barley, rye, spelt and titricale. A gluten free diet is used to treat celiac disease, non-celiac gluten sensitivity and sometimes wheat allergy. Celiac disease is caused by an abnormal immune response to gluten which causes inflammation in the small intestines and can prevent essential nutrients from being absorbed. Therefore, for people with celiac disease, eating a gluten free diet helps control the symptoms and complications of celiac disease.

What is the best way to store Cup4Cup Original Flour and/or Wholesome Flour?

You should store our Cup4Cup Flour Blends just like you would store regular flour. For best results, we recommend storage in an airtight container in a cool, dry, dark area not to exceed 80° F, such as your pantry. If stored properly, the flour will last approximately one year, though we do recommend using the flour by the ‘best by date’ printed on the bag.  We do not recommend storage in a refrigerator or freezer as these are moist environments that can be detrimental to the flour’s performance.

What is the weight of 1 cup of Cup4Cup Original Flour?

1 cup of Cup4Cup Original Flour weighs 140 grams or 4.9 ounces.

Which of your products contain corn?

The following products contain corn:

Cup4Cup Original Flour Blend
Cup4Cup Pizza Crust Mix
Cup4Cup Pancake & Waffle Mix
Cup4Cup Chocolate Brownie Mix

Why do some of your products contain dairy?

Each ingredient in our products has been specifically chosen to perform an important role. The milk powder adds to the tenderness of the baked goods made from Cup4Cup.