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Re: [BKARTS] Flour Paste

Pastry flour is low in gluten, which is how one wants it for a nice,
light and crumbly cake or cookie. That's why recipes always state 'stir
only until combined' so that you don't work up the gluten protein.  A
'bread'- like torte wouldn't be much fun...but back to books-

Really folks, wheat starch isn't all that hard to find.  Why are people
always looking for shortcuts?

-Doug Sanders

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Celia Tucker [mailto:bellbluedog@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Wednesday, December 17, 2003 11:37 AM
> To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: Flour Paste
> I thought that for those who might still want to use wheat paste might
> the knowdge that southern flours have less gluten than northern and
> midwestern flours helpful.
> I found this to my chagrin when making bread for the first time in the
> south. White Lily is magic for biscuits but doesn't have enough gluten
> feed yeast (at least in my past experience). I am sure someone else
> more bread experience could tell you about rice and other flours.
> I wonder if pastry flour might be high gluten since some pastry is
> with yeast.
> celia

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