[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.

Margaret FitzWilliam

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
> http://home.netcom.com/~alysk/

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