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diy essentials: homemade cake flour

Recipe by
Andy Anderson !
Wichita, KS

Cake flour is probably not one of those things you have on hand, but when you needed it you need it. n'est-ce pas? No need to go dashing off to the grocer to pick up a bag; all you need are two simple ingredients, and you are good to go. So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.

yield serving(s)
prep time 5 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For diy essentials: homemade cake flour

  • all-purpose flour (not self-rising)
  • 2 Tbsp

How To Make diy essentials: homemade cake flour

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    Why does this work? Well, to answer that question, let us examine the difference between all-purpose flour, and cake flour. Actually it is all in the amount of protein each flour contains. Cake flour is low in protein, being about 8%. All-purpose flour can go from 9, up to 11% protein. Understand that protein converts to gluten during the kneading and baking process. The lower the protein the better it is for cakes, because it delivers a nice tender texture, and rises well, during the baking process.
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    Why Cornstarch? Cornstarch slows down the formation of gluten and, at the same time adds that sponginess we all associate with a good moist cake.
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    Gather your ingredients (mise en place).
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    Add two level tablespoons of cornstarch to a 1-cup dry measuring cup.
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    Fill the remaining space with all-purpose flour, and level off.
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    Add to a small bowl, and thoroughly whisk.
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    Use in any recipe that calls for cake flour. Enjoy.
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