Types of flour and their uses

Types of flour and their uses

Do you know that there are different types of flour and what they are used for.

Using the right flour will help your cake or pastries to come out well.

*All purpose flour contains 10-12 percent of protein. It is best suited for pizza dough, Cookies, bread and other pastries. When a recipe says flour,use all purpose flour

*Pastry flour- It is used for cookies, biscuits, muffins but should not be used for bread.

  • Cake flour – best suited for cakes. It has low protein content.

*Self raising flour has salt and baking powder in it. It is best suited for making biscuits.

  • Bread flour- This has high protein content. It is suited for making all types of bread and some cookies.

Corn flour can be used to make breads, pancakes, biscuits, in addition to or as an alternative for wheat flour.

Corn flour is also used for custard making.

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