Bleached Flour

Decorating By makeherabaker Updated 25 Jan 2015 , 1:17am by leah_s

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makeherabaker Posted 24 Jan 2015 , 8:14pm
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Bleached flour is illegal here in the UK.


What can I use as an alternative?


I just got The Cake Bible and it doesn't look like I can make any of the recipes


I saw a recipe for Kate flour which is apparently an alternative for bleached flour but it is a time consuming process considering that Cake Bible recipes take a quite a few hours anyway.


Should I just send back the book?

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-K8memphis Posted 24 Jan 2015 , 8:28pm
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some people do love her cake recipes but only her icing/filling recipes are appreciated across the board -- her cake recipes are not as successful -- she has a theory about cake leveners that is also not accepted across the board -- her chocolate oblivion flourless cake is awesome --


one of the biggest things i don't like about her book is the information for the recipes is located in three different places making it difficult to follow -- you really need to read it and re-write it so it flows for you when you're trying to make your magic in the kitchen --


there are better books and recipes out there in my opinion but some people swear by her -- not me :-D

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MimiFix Posted 24 Jan 2015 , 10:53pm
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Many bakers interchange bleached and unbleached flour. I never find much (if any) difference in the final product.

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leah_s Posted 25 Jan 2015 , 1:17am
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You can interchange bleached and unbleached flour.  Flour naturally bleaches itself as it sits.  The bleached flour speeds up the process with chemicals.  

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