How to Substitute Flours (Published 2020)
Substitute different flours into a single recipe by weight whenever possible. Treats made with higher-protein flours tend to be denser, while those made with lower-protein flours tend to be lighter and softer. Know that the moisture of the dough or batter will most likely be affected.
Can I use regular flour instead of whole wheat pastry flour?
Whole-wheat pastry flour is a better substitute for all-purpose flour if you can find it, but you can also use all-purpose flour in a recipe that calls for pastry flour.
What can I use if I don’t have whole wheat flour?
You can use one of the following substitutes if you don’t have whole wheat flour:
- Use 1/4 cup wheat germ and 3/4 cup all-purpose flour per cup whole wheat
- OR – Use graham flour instead of whole wheat flour (the end result will be fluffier and less dense).
Can I use white whole wheat flour instead of whole wheat pastry flour?
Can I Use Whole Wheat Flour in Place of Whole Wheat Pastry Flour? Although whole wheat pastry flour can be substituted 1:1 for all-purpose flour, I do not recommend using whole wheat flour in place of whole wheat flour in many baking recipes because whole wheat flour is dense.
What can I substitute for pastry flour?
If pastry flour isn’t available, mix equal parts all-purpose and cake flour; another option is to use 2 tablespoons cornstarch for every 7/8 cup all-purpose flour called for in the recipe.
What is the difference between whole wheat pastry flour and regular whole wheat flour?
It’s simple: whole wheat pastry flour is made from white soft wheat, whereas regular whole wheat flour is made from red hard wheat. Use Bob’s Red Mill Whole Wheat Pastry Flour in any recipe that calls for baking soda or baking powder as a leavening agent.
What is the difference between whole wheat pastry flour and white whole wheat flour?
White whole wheat flour is ground from white wheat; the difference is simply in the actual wheat; white whole wheat is not bleached whole wheat flour. Whole wheat pastry flour is made from the same type of red wheat as whole wheat flour, but it has a slightly higher gluten content, which is why it’s good for baking.
What can I use if I don’t have white whole wheat flour?
If you want to substitute white whole wheat for regular all-purpose flour, start by substituting half of the flour and see how you like it before adjusting the ratio further.
Can I replace whole wheat flour with white flour?
Substitute whole wheat flour for white flour by volume, not by weight, for the best results. By using the same amount of whole wheat flour (by volume) as white flour, you can compensate for the heavier per-cup weight of white flour, which will help compensate for whole wheat’s higher absorption.
What is the best substitute for 1 cup of pastry flour?
If you don’t have cake flour on hand, you can replace 1 cup of pastry flour with 1 scant (slightly underfilled) cup of all-purpose flour plus 2 tablespoons of corn starch.
What is the difference between pastry flour and regular flour?
Pastry flour is a low-protein flour that is used to make pastries that are lighter and more delicate than those made with all-purpose flour. It is ideal for making tender pastries, chewy cookies, and pie crusts.