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Old 12-20-2012, 09:25 AM   #1
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Cake Flour US = ? UK - Help

I live in the UK and of course all the best cookie recipes are American and I found a recipe I am dying to try but I have no idea what the UK alternative to cake flour is... Is it plain flour or self raising?

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Old 12-20-2012, 09:54 AM   #2
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Hello and welcome.

Actually, cake flour is neither plain or self-rising. Plain flour is all-purpose flour and self-rising is all-purpose flour with leavening and salt added.

Here in the US, cake flour is often sold in a box similar to a cake mix box but larger. It is a softer wheat flour which is lower in protein content than AP.
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Old 12-20-2012, 09:57 AM   #3
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So what's the UK alternative we don't have all purpose flour in the UK we have either plain or self raising or bread flour...
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:05 AM   #4
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:D brilliant! I have the one I need thank you!
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Old 12-20-2012, 02:00 PM   #6
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You want a "soft" flour as opposed to a "hard" or "strong" flour.
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:33 PM   #7
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Its a finer flour mostly used to bake cakes and pastry. Pastry flour is almost the same but has a slightly higher protein percent. Cake flour is around 8 to 12 precent and pastry flour around 13 percent.
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You can suposedly simulate cake flour by taking a level cup of AP flour, remove a tablespoon of it,and replace with a tablespoon of corn starch.

If you have a lot of recipes that call for it it can be ordered from KingArthur flour's website.
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You can suposedly simulate cake flour by taking a level cup of AP flour, remove a tablespoon of it,and replace with a tablespoon of corn starch.

If you have a lot of recipes that call for it it can be ordered from KingArthur flour's website.
LOL...King Arthur Flour shipping to the UK?
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LOL...King Arthur Flour shipping to the UK?
Should he take his Ex Caliber with him? Good one.
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