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unbleached flour

LuluTheMagnificent Sep 20, 2007 09:35 AM

I got the unbleached instead of the bleached in the blue package(gold metal). Can I fry chicken with it?


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    Diane in Bexley Sep 20, 2007 09:37 AM

    Yes, there should be no discernable difference. I only buy unbleached flour, much healthier for you and whole wheat flour is even better. Imparts nutty quality to fried chicken.

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    1. re: Diane in Bexley
      LuluTheMagnificent Sep 20, 2007 09:39 AM

      Oh ok, Thank you!

    2. mels Sep 20, 2007 09:53 AM

      You can't really tell the difference so do your body a favor and lay off of the bleached stuff. It really isn't good for you at all.

      1. adamclyde Sep 20, 2007 02:52 PM

        the only time you'll notice any difference is in pastries and breads. unbleached has a slightly higher gluten content, which means slightly more rise in breads. For pastries, more gluten means slightly more tough. So unbleached has slightly less gluten so a little more tender.

        However, if you have cake flour, then just use unbleached and replace a few TB of AP flour with the cake flour and that will reduce your gluten level. Or you can swap out more and make your own pastry flour, but now I'm getting ahead of myself.

        1. l
          LuluTheMagnificent Sep 21, 2007 07:09 AM

          I didn't know any of this. You all were right, the chicken came out great, I didn't notice a difference at all.

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