Different Homemade Flour

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There are different types of flour.  And there is a way for you to do those homemade flour for different reasons. First, it’s practical and easy to do, second, it’s fun. Doing DIY is a really big help for a newbie baker like us because we don’t have to spend a lot on the ingredients . If you are in a phase where you do a lot of practice, it is useful to know all of this.

Homemade Flour(Cake)

Ingredients

Procedure

  • Measure out 1 cup of all-purpose flour
  • Take 2 tablespoons of that all-purpose flour then add 2 tablespoons of cornstarch
  • Sift together and make sure that it is well combined.
flour in a bowl/taste of heaven

What is the difference between cake flour and all-purpose flour?

One of the differences is the protein content. Cake flour has a lower protein content than all-purpose flour. The protein content of flour helps the ingredients to be bound together. The more protein content of flour the more dense the cake will be. Cake flour is best to use in making cakes with a soft and fluffy texture.
 
All-purpose flour as the name suggests is all-purpose, you can use it in almost any baked product, there is a difference in their texture though as cake flour has a lower gluten content of protein.

Homemade Flour (Bread)

dough being kneaded
Bread Flour is important in making bread. Sure enough, you can make bread with all-purpose flour but the final product will be less chewy and a bit denser. However, you can make your own bread flour and we just need 2 ingredients for this.

Ingredients

Procedures

  1. 1 cup all-purpose flour
  2. 1 teaspoon Vital Wheat Gluten

Sift and mix the ingredients together. Store it in an airtight container.

flour on a sack

Homemade flour (self-raising)?

Self-raising flour is just regular flour with the leavening agents on it and a bit of salt. You can make your own self-raising flour if you run out of the original. Here is the recipe.

Ingredients

Procedure

1 cup all purpose flour
 
1 1//2 teaspoon baking powder
 
½ teaspoon salt
  • Stir or sift all the ingredients together and voila! You’ve got self-raising flour!
coconut

How to make homemade flour? (coconut)

Coconut flour is from the remains of the coconut meat that was pressed to make coconut milk. The dried meat is then grounded resulting in a powder similar to grain flours.

In making these you will need.

Ingredients

Procedure

  • Coconut Meat
  • 4 liters water
 
  • Blend the coconut meat and the water together.
  • Strain the coconut milk and place it in a bowl. Save the pulp for the flour.
  • Transfer the pulp to a baking sheet and bake it a 200 degrees Fahrenheit until it becomes dry.
  • Transfer the dried pulp to a food processor or a blender. Pulse it on high for 1-2 minutes or until it appears finely ground.