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What would 'Cake Flour' be called in Australia?

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Not sure if this is in the right spot, but a recipe i have calls for cake flour, what would it be called here in Oz? have googled but no real answer??
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Manildra HiTec Sponge Flour:

http://www.flourplus.com.au/flour_supplier.html

http://www.southerncrosssupplies.com.au/category.php?cid=31&start=50

Make your own cake flour:
(Turning Unbleached Flour into Kate Flour: 10 Steps)

http://amerrierworld.com/kate-flour/

No Cake Flour in AU:
(Article contains substitution recipe.)
http://www.cheftalk.com/forum/thread/13031/no-cake-flour-in-australia

Australian Women's Weekly substitution recipe:
(Also has some sources for cake flour.)

http://aww.ninemsn.com.au/food/cookingtips/789889/what-is-cake-flour

If you're making an American recipe, American and AU measuring cups aren't the same size:

http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-582763-.html

HTH
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Hi, Anchor has flour that is labled for cakes and biscuits, blue box for plain flour and a red box for self raising flour. At woolies and coles. HTH
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USA Foods in Melbourne carries Swans Down cake flour:

http://www.usafoods.com.au/

HTH
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Originally Posted by Bec005

Hi, Anchor has flour that is labled for cakes and biscuits, blue box for plain flour and a red box for self raising flour. At woolies and coles. HTH



AGREE - just look for this or the red one in your supermarket.
IGA also sell it - or as Bec said above - Woolies or Coles also.
http://www.anchorfoods.com.au/go/products/flour/special-purpose-flour/lighthouse-cake-biscuit-and-pastry-plain-flour

Bluehue
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but a recipe i have calls for cake flour, what would it be called here in Oz?



Contrary to some of the links expressed in this thread, Australia does have cake flour icon_smile.gif It's simply finely ground flour with a very low gluten content, same as the American version. Another name for it is soft flour. The British call it extra fine. But it's the same thing. You just have to check the packet for the gluten/protein content before you buy it. This value is expressed in percentages and a lot will say "for cakes and pastries".

The name cake flour (which is also found in Australian recipes) is specified to prevent people from using bread (strong/hard) or all purpose/plain flour which has a higher gluten/protein content and is not suitable for cake making (although it won't kill you to use it...just won't give you the same result).
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Hi Cake flour is lower in protein than normal flour.  Today in a Brisbane supermarket I found Lighthouse brand Biscuit, Pastry & Cake flour, which is a soft, low protein plain flour.  Pretty sure that will do the job.  I am going to try it on the weekend.  Good luck

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