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Can someone please tell me the difference between regular flour and bread machine flour? And, can you make your own? I make my own cake flour - is it the same thing? Thanks in advance!
-- Cheryl in KS (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 03, 2002
Bread flour is high gluten flour (from winter wheat), cake-flour is low gluten flour(from spring wheat), and general purpose white sold most places is inbetween.
I grind my own flour. Since local feed store only sells spring wheat untreated, I use that and substitute half cup gluten flour when making bread in my bread machine. If you want to use all pupose white flour, it will make bread by itself or you could substitute little gluten flour for higher rising loaf. Just experiment until you get kind of result you want.
-- HermitJohn (hermit@hilltop_homestead.zzn.com), January 03, 2002.
Hi Cheryl -
I just got a bread machine and wondered the same thing. But having a LOT of regular store bought white flour stocked up - figured what the heck and gave it a try.
First loaf was kinda a loss cause. hehehe Then I did some adjusting to the recipe, added less salt, a tad bit less flour, and a tad bit more yeast (SAF brand) Got me a perfect loaf of bread!!! yeeeeeah!
Since then, I have stuck to the same adjustments and have had continued success every time.
Hope this helps!! :-
-- dottie (email@example.com), January 03, 2002.