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cake flour

finely ground wheat flour. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for cake flour
  • Dust cups with matzo cake flour, knocking out excess.
  • Since gluten is what makes baked products tough and chewy, cake flour contributes to tenderness.
  • Additional milling to reduce particle size produced smaller improvements in cake flour quality than additional chlorination.
  • However, they found that cake made from chlorinated triticale flour was not as good as that from standard cake flour.
Contemporary definitions for cake flour

a fine-textured wheat flour with high starch and low protein content for making tender pastries and cakes

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