Does Cake Flour Expire?

Decorating By Salma Updated 12 Mar 2010 , 2:05am by Salma

Salma Posted 11 Mar 2010 , 6:07am
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Hi. I don't get cake flour locally and ask a relative to get it from abroad. I was under the impression that cake (or all-purpose, for that matter) flour doesn't spoil if if i freeze it in air-tight containers. However, the particular brand I got specifies an expiration date. Is it unsafe to use it after thbis date? (I realize how *duh* that sounds, but I'm hoping I don't have to throw away an unopened bag that's been in the freezer for a year).

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7yyrt Posted 11 Mar 2010 , 3:37pm
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The date is a 'freshness' date.
Not at all unsafe to use, especially as you freeze it.

You can tell if it's no good if it states stale. Just dab a little on your finger; if it just tastes like flour, feel free to use it.
edited to add:
I just reread this... LOL...
I think it sounds like I think you have taste buds on your fingertips!

Salma Posted 12 Mar 2010 , 2:05am
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I half-wish that were true.... may be I wouldnt be gaining all the extra weight thenicon_razz.gif

thanks for the replyicon_smile.gif

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