Hi, I recently moved to New Delhi from the US and it seems that All purpose flour is not available here.
I am not sure what to do. Most cake recipes I have call for All purpose flour.
The flour that shops carry is called "Maida" - which the shop owners claim is used for cake baking, but I did some research online and it seems Maida is closer in technical properties to cake flour (rather then all purpose).
Any one have any suggestions/ideas for me.
Can all purpose be created by combining cake flour and some other type?
Flour, All Purpose 1 cup (140 grams) substitutions:
1 cup (110 grams) plus 2 tablespoons (20 grams) sifted cake flour
1 cup (140 grams) self-rising flour (omit baking powder and salt from recipe)
7/8 cup (130 grams) rice flour (starch) (do not replace all of the flour with the rice flour)
1/2 cup (65 grams) white cake flour plus 1/2 cup (75 grams) whole wheat flour
I saw on a tv show that if the recipe calls for cake flour and all you have is all purpose, then take out 2 TBS per cup of flour, otherwise I think it's about the same. I'm not sure if your flour has levening in it or not so check the label.
Thanks for your help...I discovered that flour is sold by the milling companies according to Gluten level-- so it will take some trial and error.