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Flour for pie crust

wineguy7 Nov 26, 2010 08:14 PM

What do you think would be the result if I used KIng Arthur Bread Flour instead of Gold Medal All Purpose in a pie crust?
Thanks.

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  1. ipsedixit RE: wineguy7 Nov 26, 2010 08:24 PM

    You'll end up with a tough crust, something closer to a shortbread or even a biscuit than a typical and desirable flaky and tender pie crust. Not a good thing.

    1. chowser RE: wineguy7 Nov 27, 2010 09:17 AM

      It would work better if you substituted a few tablespoons of cornstarch for equal amounts of bread flour, if you have to use bread flour.

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