UK cook confused on cake flour?
Posted: 07 October 2013 08:42 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Hi

I have just bought a copy of The cake bible from ebay…Having read that Bleached cake flour is different from the UK non bleached flour…I have tried to get the right flour..

Having read about “Kate flour” which is microwaved flour i decided to try a UK supplier of Gold medal all purpose bleached flour…..

However i am confused on how to substitute it for Cake flour?..
 
I have learnt that you can use The same weight AP flour as Cake flour…But there is no mention of adding Corn Starch? ..This is the bit i am confused about..
Can someone please help?

Also the protein content of Gold medal all purpose bleached flour is 3g per 100g ,That is lower than Cake flour? does this mean it is better?

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Rob

 

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Posted: 08 October 2013 10:36 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Thanks For the fast reply…The Gold medal bleached all purpose flour is imported from the USA….I will post some Photos of results with USA flour and our UK flour to compare..

I am hoping the results will be worth the effort!..I have the UK version of The Cake Bible…Which i believe has slightly different recipes.. So i am going to purchase the USA version…

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Rob

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Posted: 09 October 2013 01:20 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Wow Thanks for all the help..

Very friendly forum..Glad i have joined..It will be a few weeks before i bake some cakes with the new flour..but i will post the results in this splendid forum for sure..

I did not know that the size of the cake pan is so important so i’m going to order a good set of cake pans the proper size ..and wont be baking until i get the proper size pans..

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Rob

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