Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Cooking with wheat - Tips


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.  

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