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Flour Choices

     The Difference Between Wheat Flours

All-Purpose Flour
This is what most of us are accustomed to buying and using for day to day cooking.  All-Purpose flour is bleached using edible bleaching agents. The bleaching process affects the texture of the final products and the interaction of the flour with other ingredients during the baking process.  Some people object to the bleach, so I offer options for all of my products.
 
Cake Flour
Cake flour is also bleached, but contains less protein than All-Purpose flour, and yields a lighter, fluffier result.  Cake flour costs about four times as much as All-Purpose flour.
 
Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
This flour is heavier than its bleached counterpart, and is great in bread products.  It is not recommended for use in cakes since, in my opinion, it unfavorably alters the texture and flavor.

Unbleached Cake Flour
This is a relatively new product which provides a result similar to standard Cake Flour, but without the bleach.  This flour is very expensive, about five times higher than standard All-Purpose flour, and I do offer it as an option for my customers in all of my products.
 
SUMMARY
All-Purpose flour is "standard" in my baking, unless otherwise stated.  Each of Aunty Sue's products is available with the option of unbleached cake flour for those who prefer it.  Whichever you choose, you won't be disappointed.  They are both delicious.  I promise!    

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