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Old 06-03-2008, 06:58 AM   #1
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Question Pastry flour advice

I plan on making some beef and onion pies today, but I only have Strong plain (bread) Flour in.
I`m not well enough yet to get some AP flour, so...

is it possible to use strong white flour instead?

Logically I would assume that you`d need more fats in it than regular flour so as to isolate the gluten content a bit more.

does anyone Know or tried this before?

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Old 06-03-2008, 07:01 AM   #2
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I haven't tried it, so I'm not helping much, But my guess would be you are right.....
I don't think it will ruin anything!
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I plan on making some beef and onion pies today, but I only have Strong plain (bread) Flour in.
I`m not well enough yet to get some AP flour, so...

is it possible to use strong white flour instead?

Logically I would assume that you`d need more fats in it than regular flour so as to isolate the gluten content a bit more.

does anyone Know or tried this before?
Are you referring to making a crust for the top of your pies? I don't think you'll have any problem subbing out the flour you have. A bit more liquid, maybe?
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the pie tin will be lined with pastry, the filling put in, and then a top.
I`m not really fussy what sort of pastry it is either puff, shortcrust, flakey, biscuit etc...
mine always comes out a cross between shortcrust and biscuit anyway :D

a Pastry cook I am Not!
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Old 06-03-2008, 07:55 AM   #5
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Take two tablespoons of flour out of each cup and replace with cornflour.
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aha! genius, Thanks
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