Subbing Unbleached Ap Flour For Regular Ap In Cakes.

Baking By Erin3085 Updated 27 Aug 2010 , 4:11pm by LindaF144a

Erin3085 Posted 20 Aug 2010 , 10:24pm
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Can you do this? I have a big bag I bought to make one recipe that was a flop, but I don't have any other recipes that call for the unbleached. Can it be used in place of regular AP?

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JanH Posted 22 Aug 2010 , 7:10am
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Since AP flour comes bleached and unbleached, I'm not sure which is considered "regular."

However, I wouldn't substitute unbleached flour for any cake recipe that contains a significant amount of butter such as a pound cake - unless the recipe specifically indicated its use.

Interesting article by Rose Levy Beranbaum on bleached vs unbleached flour (new info):


scp1127 Posted 22 Aug 2010 , 8:14am
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I was just recommended a book by a fellow cc member, Bakewise by Shirley Corriher. It is basically a baking science book. I am reading the debate on flours now. I am not finished reading so I won't comment, but the book is excellent.

LindaF144a Posted 27 Aug 2010 , 4:11pm
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I have done this and I don't like the texture.

There is a famous chef whose name escapes me, but he is mentioned in Bakewise. He uses unbleached flour and cornstarch together. I tried this and got a denser cupcake and didn't like it at all.

However King Arthur sells a Cake flour blend that is basically the same thing. I've made cakes and cupcakes with that flour and they were fine. So I don't know why I couldn't get what I wanted making the combo myself. But I would suggest using the King Arthur flour if you want to use unbleached flour.

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