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Bread Flour in Coq Au Vin?

FrenchToast Nov 19, 2012 04:55 PM

What's the worst that could happen if I substitute bread flour for APF in coq au vin? As far as I can tell, the recipe I'm using calls for APF as a thickening agent added to the pan right before the chicken. I've got some chicken I need to use up tonight so any quick replies could be hugely appreciated. Thanks all!

- M. Toast

  1. t
    treb Nov 20, 2012 10:16 AM

    bread flour as a coating or a thickening agent will work well, I use it often.

    1. iluvcookies Nov 20, 2012 09:47 AM

      It shouldn't make a difference in this case. Go for it :)

      1. p
        Puffin3 Nov 20, 2012 06:30 AM

        If Julia used flour you can. LOL You're just making a roux and a couple of tablespoons won't make any noticeable difference. Do you have any tapioca flour or corn starch? If so just take a couple of tablespoons of either and add enough red wine to make a thin 'slurry' and stir it in to thicken. You won't need the butter.

        1. r
          rockycat Nov 20, 2012 06:16 AM

          As long as you don't use what one of my neighbors used - neon orange cream of something soup. Truly, I don't think I've ever seen a food that is that color naturally. And don't get me started on the texture...I'm shuddering just remembering that meal.

          Seriously, though, the amount of flour you'll be using is so relatively small that's it's unlikely to make any major difference in your dish.

          1. C. Hamster Nov 19, 2012 05:26 PM

            Nothing! Do it!!

            1. Caroline1 Nov 19, 2012 05:08 PM

              Two of us say "go for it." Can we come to dinner? '-)

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              1. re: Caroline1
                FrenchToast Nov 19, 2012 05:12 PM

                My door's wide open, provided you bring a nice salad.

                ...and more wine. :D

                1. re: FrenchToast
                  Caroline1 Nov 19, 2012 05:20 PM

                  Be right over!

              2. j
                jaykayen Nov 19, 2012 05:00 PM

                It is fine.

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                1. re: jaykayen
                  FrenchToast Nov 19, 2012 05:06 PM

                  Hey Jay,
                  So, it's okay?
                  Thanks and have a great day.

                  Seriously though...thanks and sorry for the rhyming.

                  I started drinking the vin before the coq was au. ;)

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