Tips for cooking with wheat
- Wheat flour is heavier than white flour, so try using only 7/8 cup wheat flour for every 1 cup of white flour. Keep in mind that it will need more leavening as it is heavier.
- In yeast breads, use more yeast and/or let it rise longer.
- In baking powder leavened products, increase baking powder by 1 t. for every 3 cups of whole wheat flour.
- Recipes using baking soda need not be adjusted
- In baked products using eggs, separate the eggs and beat the whites until stiff. Then fold in the whites just before baking.
- For extra lightness, an extra egg may be added - especially for waffles and cakes
- Try substituting whole wheat flour into familiar recipes you know your family already likes. Don't feel like you must use 100% whole wheat flour...mix half wheat and half white flour.