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a doubt with the flours

post #1 of 18
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it is possible to replace the flour (all-purpose) with flour of wheat in any recipe


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post #2 of 18
I have replaced it partiallly. I think it will be too heavy to replace it all.
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post #3 of 18
All purpose is a wheat flour...

You can sometimes replace AP with whole wheat flour... but not always.

A good source of flour info is Rose Levy Berenbaum's blog...

http://www.realbakingwithrose.com/
post #4 of 18
Thread Starter 
Thanks for his interest in my question

The flour that I want to replace is plain flour, self_raising with flour of wheat in any recipe of pastries, cakes and if it is possible as I do it icon_biggrin.gif
post #5 of 18
Angie941mx

Plain flour has no raising agent in it. You can use it for pastry.I sometimes use half plain and half whole wheat flour for pastry. Savoury style pies etc. If you want to use plain for cakes you have to add either baking powder or baking soda for it to rise.
Self-raising flour has as it suggests raising agents already in it. You can use this for cakes etc
Hope I've read your post correctly.
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post #6 of 18
I'm not sure if I understand, but it seems that you are wanting to use whole wheat flour instead of plain all-purpose flour, right? If so, I've tried Bob's Red Mill Whole Wheat Pastry Flour in cookie recipes before. The texture is different than regular whole wheat flour, more evenly ground, & I've used it as a 100% replacement for all-purpose flour before.
http://www.bobsredmill.com/catalog/index.php?action=showdetails&product_ID=426

Now, I've never tried to make a cake with it, but I think you probably could. I'd do a test cake first to see if it works, though.
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post #7 of 18
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Thanks for answering my question. icon_smile.gif

Right bakersofcakes that is what I want to make " replace the all-porpuse flour with the whole wheat flour "
I am going to experiment with a cake replacing the flours 100 % I hope to tell you soon as my cake is baking.


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post #8 of 18
I replace Ap flour with whole wheat in some of my cakes every no and then. I find you have to reduce the amount of flour, because whole wheat has more gluten and is more absorbent. Also I like to add a little cornstarch to help lighten the cakes further. Otherwise you would end up with a heavy dry cake.

The formula I usually use is for every cup of AP use 3/4 cup WW + 2 Tbsp cornstarch.
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post #9 of 18
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Originally Posted by angie941mx

Thanks for answering my question. icon_smile.gif

Right bakersofcakes that is what I want to make " replace the all-porpuse flour with the whole wheat flour "
I am going to experiment with a cake replacing the flours 100 % I hope to tell you soon as my cake is baking.


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No, you cannot replace all-purpose flour by the same amount of whole wheat flour in anything and get the same results. You can replace a portion of it in cookies, sometimes a portion of it in homemade bread type loaves but you cannot replace 100 percent when making a cake. The whole wheat flour has too much gluten and you will end up with a very tough cake, it just cannot be done. With some recipes you may get away with say 1/2 cup of whole wheat flour in a recipe calling for 3 cups but even that small amount will effect the texture of your cake to some degree. Many recipes in some countries use a small amount of whole wheat flour in addition to plain flour and self-rising flour like Australia for example.
Also, the flours vary much from one country to another, not sure if that has a bearing on your question.
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post #10 of 18
Thread Starter 
Thanks to all for offering to me yours knowledge, tips and comments in my doubt.
I was lucky to read again my question in the forum before to make my experiment and found more information
I am not going to use the whole wheat flour to 100 % only one small part as yours advices they say, I hope to have soon comments with the use of the whole wheat flour
post #11 of 18
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Originally Posted by angie941mx

Thanks to all for offering to me yours knowledge, tips and comments in my doubt.
I was lucky to read again my question in the forum before to make my experiment and found more information
I am not going to use the whole wheat flour to 100 % only one small part as yours advices they say, I hope to have soon comments with the use of the whole wheat flour


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post #12 of 18
I went shopping today for stuff for dd's cake and came across a whole wheat flour that is milled just for cakes and cookies and stuff. found it in the specialty flours section of the baking aisle it's called (at least i think this is what it's called) Bill's (or bob's) Red Mill whole wheat cake flour. Next time I go I wwill see if there is a web site on the package so one can see if they have any decent recipes.
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post #13 of 18
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Originally Posted by chaptlps

I went shopping today for stuff for dd's cake and came across a whole wheat flour that is milled just for cakes and cookies and stuff. found it in the specialty flours section of the baking aisle it's called (at least i think this is what it's called) Bill's (or bob's) Red Mill whole wheat cake flour. Next time I go I wwill see if there is a web site on the package so one can see if they have any decent recipes.
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Just wanted to say that the flour brands in the U.S. are not the same as the ones in Canada.
I am posting what it says on the Robin Hood Site about using the whole wheat all-purpose flour.
Also, you can order a whole wheat pastry flour from this place in B.C. As far as I know, there is no Canadian manufacturer of a whole wheat cake flour and the pastry flour has a higher gluten count than you would normally want for a cake. I am not certain though what you can get at commercial bakery supply stores and Quebec sometimes has different products available to it.
From the Robin Hood Site - Quote
Next time youre preparing a recipe that calls for all purpose flour, use Robin Hood All Purpose Whole Wheat Flour instead. Youll delight in the pleasant nutty flavour, texture and appearance it adds to your baked goods. By using whole wheat flour, note the character of your recipe will change. Do not substitute whole wheat flour in delicately textured cakes such as Angel Food Cake and Chiffon Cake.
End of Quote
Here is a site in B.C. where you can order a pastry flour that is whole wheat.

http://www.gallowaysfoods.com/aboutus.html For a whole wheat pastry flour.
post #14 of 18
Oh yes and to further confuse things, in Canada it is called cake and pastry flour and in the U.S. it is called cake flour. Our gluten counts are slightly different in our flours here too, just a tad.
Hugs Squirrelly
post #15 of 18
Thread Starter 
Hi!!!
Today I made a cake with the combination of two types of flour (1 cup all_purpose flour and 1/2 of whole wheat flour)
The result was good (mmm delightful) thumbs_up.gif
Is right SquirrellyCakes the textured is not delicately.


Thanks to all
I have learned that there are a lot of differences with the use of the flours
* to use a flour of good quality
* sift the flour several times before using
* types of flour thumbs_up.gif
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