Friday, 10 June 2016

How to make Pastry Flour from All Purpose Flour

For South Africa just use Cake Flour.
Ratio: 1 Part Cake Flour to 2 Parts All Purpose Flour
Ingredients:
125 g Cake Flour
250 g All Purpose Flour
Method:
Sift all together 5 times to get it well aerated and incorporated.
Now you are ready to bake.
Enjoy!
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Further reading..
See below for various protein content of flours but remember this varies depending on which country the flour was grown in.
Bread Flour: 12 – 14%
All-Purpose Flour: 9 – 12%
Pastry Flour: 9 – 10%
Cake Flour: 8 – 10%
In view of the above you should be safe using cake and pastry flour interchangeably. You may also use All – Purpose Flour for either pastry or bread flour.
You may bump up a flour’s protein content (gluten) by adding a few tablespoons of vital wheat gluten.