Pastry Flour

Pastry flour is something you’ll almost never see in stores, though quite a few cookbooks call for it. Which, you know, is aggravating. The idea is that it’s not so low in protein (gluten) that it can’t stand up or rise, but not so high in protein that it will make your biscuits or pastry […]

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Cake Flour

Cake flour isn’t just a very low-protein (gluten) version of all-purpose flour, it’s actually made from a completely different species of wheat known as club wheat. The wheat is cracked, sifted and very finely milled to an almost talcum powder-like consistency, making it quite light by volume (about half an ounce less per cup than […]

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