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All Purpose Flour is a blend of high-gluten hard wheat flour and low-gluten soft wheat flour. Production All Purpose Flour is milled from the inner part of the wheat kernel and is a fine-textured flour. It contains neither the germ (the sprout) nor the bran (the shell). By FDA law,...
Cake Flour has the least amount of gluten of all the wheat flours, making it ideal for light delicate products like sponge cake. Cake Flour is made from extra short or fancy patent flour, milled only from soft wheat. Many Commercial Cake Flours are bleached to a fine, bright white...
Chestnut Flour has a strong flavor and consequently is often mixed with various other Flour types. Production Chestnut Flour is made by milling Chestnuts. Purchasing Because of its short Shelf Life, Chestnut Flour is usually only sold in Fall and Winter when the fresh...
Corn Flour or Cornstarch is the U.S. name for the endosperm of Corn kernels that have been dried and ground much like traditional flour. In England, in fact, Cornstarch is called Corn Flour. Smart Kitchen has an exercise on Using Cornstarch properly. Culinary Uses It is useful...
Cornstarch is actually a corn flour. It is the quickest and easiest thickener for a home cook, since it thickens 50-100% more efficiently than all purpose flour. Unlike all purpose flour, Cornstarch contains no protein. Cornstarch thickens because when added to food and heated...
Flour is useful for cooking, baking, pasta making and frying. There are a few types of flour, each has its strengths. Varieties Regular Flour Whole Wheat Flour All Purpose Flour Cake or Pastry Flour Instant Blending Flour Corn Flour Tapioca Flour Arrowroot...
Peanut Flour is a Flour made by milling Peanuts. Nutritional Value USDA a:1:{i:0;s:5:"16100";} Nutrition Peanut flour is lower in Fat than Peanut Butter, and has a high Protein content which makes it popular with chefs who use Peanut Flour as a flavor enhancer. Peanut flour is used...
Potato starch is also called potato flour or potato starch Flour. The main reason potato starch is employed as a substitute for other starches is for dietary reasons. Unlike wheat flour starches or Cornstarch, potato starch is permitted for Passover, and it is also...
Rice Flour (also called rice powder) is a form of flour made from finely milled rice. It is distinct from rice starch, which is usually produced by steeping rice in lye. Rice Flour is different from Sweet Rice Flour (Mochiko) which is made from “sweet” or...
Tapioca Starch It is also known as Tapioca Flour. Varieties Tapioca Starch comes in several different consistencies, including a powder form (flour), fine or course flakes, meal, sticks, and pearls (small round balls commonly 2-3mm in diameter). Culinary Uses Tapioca Starch...