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Old 05-24-2017, 02:34 PM   #1
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G'day,
This is a great site to get your catering questions' answered. I was reading an American recipe and it included Cake Flour. I know All Purpose Flour is Plain flour. I presume Cake Flour is Self Rising Flour?
I wonder if there is a book printed 'Converting American Consumables in Australian' There should be.
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Old 05-24-2017, 02:43 PM   #2
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G'day,
This is a great site to get your catering questions' answered. I was reading an American recipe and it included Cake Flour. I know All Purpose Flour is Plain flour. I presume Cake Flour is Self Rising Flour?
I wonder if there is a book printed 'Converting American Consumables in Australian' There should be.
Cheers Perry

No. Cake flour is not (necessarily) self-rising flour

Cake flour is a low-gluten flour which produces a more tender crumb in baked goods than AP flour.

Gluten = protein

Bread flour has the most, then AP, then pastry flour, then cake flour with the least

Self rising flour is flour with baking powder added to it
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Old 05-24-2017, 02:56 PM   #3
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G'day Jenny,
Thank you for your quick reply. The ink had not even dried and I received your reply.
I use what we call Bakers Flour for making a bread dough as that is a strong wheat flour. When I make a Sponge I use SR Flour and Corn Flour that makes a very light sponge. I will look in our Super Markets to see if they stock Cake Flour. I have never seen it here.
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Being new to baking cakes, I've never stocked 'Cake flour'.. When a recipe calls for it, I use this method found in several places on the internet..
May not be "authentic" but, works for me...


Cake Flour Substitute

To make 1 cup cake flour, put 2 Tbsp. cornstarch in an empty 1-cup measure. Then add all-purpose flour till the top. Sift the mixture 2-3 times to evenly distribute the cornstarch.
Note: Always fluff up flour before measuring..


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Being new to baking cakes, I've never stocked 'Cake flour'.. When a recipe calls for it, I use this method found in several places on the internet..
May not be "authentic" but, works for me...


Cake Flour Substitute

To make 1 cup cake flour, put 2 Tbsp. cornstarch in an empty 1-cup measure. Then add all-purpose flour till the top. Sift the mixture 2-3 times to evenly distribute the cornstarch.
Note: Always fluff up flour before measuring..


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Sometimes it works It depends on what you're making. If anyone is interested in the nitty-gritty of cake flour, check this out: http://www.seriouseats.com/2016/05/w...ake-flour.html
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