[Sca-cooks] "Adulterated" Flour
Pixel, Goddess and Queen
pixel at hundred-acre-wood.com
Tue Jun 3 12:51:59 PDT 2008
Icing sugar has cornstarch added to it. If he got beet sugar instead of
cane sugar, it might act differently but I haven't done any testing.
On Tue, 3 Jun 2008, Elise Fleming wrote:
> Greetings! Richard, the primary researcher of the Hampton Court cooks,
> commented about his visit to the US earlier this year that the flour and
> sugar sold over here had other things added to it, implying that wheat
> flour in the UK was just that - wheat flour. I noticed on the bags of
> flour in the grocery store this week that (at least for the brands I looked
> at) they all had malted barley flour added. Does anyone know why? Is
> there any flour in grocery stores in your area that is only wheat flour
> with no other grain added? Would the addition of barley flour affect the
> baking properties differently than a product made entirely of wheat flour?
> (My tart cases still don't seem to handle quite the same way as the ones in
> the Hampton Court video!)
> Alys K.
> Elise Fleming
> alysk at ix.netcom.com
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