Flour advice please

(5 Posts)
missorinoco Sat 19-Jan-13 16:20:58

I have a teabread recipe that includes plain wholemeal flour. Can I use strong wholemeal flour? I know there is a difference between strong flour and normal flour, but I don't know much more.

TIA.

MousyMouse Sat 19-Jan-13 16:23:22

strong flour has more gluten in it, which makes it good for bread. but I don't know if it would work for short bread type bakes.

nextphase Sat 19-Jan-13 16:28:13

It won't rise very well, as need working to get things going (hence kneading bread).
You could give it a go - tho I'f be inclined to use SR flour if there is any other raising agent in it, and reduce the baking powder component, or slightly reduce the bicarb if thats the only raising agent.

UptoapointLordCopper Sat 19-Jan-13 19:11:53

I have baked banana bread and fruit cakes with strong flour. Less crumbly. I would give teabread a go if you haven't got plain flour.

missorinoco Sun 20-Jan-13 19:50:11

Thanks.
Will give it a go and see.

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