Anyone use high gluten flour? Messed up and bought some...

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by kbarrett, Dec 20, 2009.

  1. kbarrett

    kbarrett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I shop at a local store that packages their own cooking/ baking supplies. I grabbed a bag of flour off the All Purpose shelf and didn't check the label...it's High Gluten flour instead of AP. Does anyone use it and what for? I googled it and it seems many pizza crusts require it but that's not something I usually make. The intended purpose was Christmas cookies but I was afraid to use it.
    Thanks!
     
  2. BettyR

    BettyR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is mostly used for making yeast breads but Alton Brown uses it to make his cookies. He says that the high gluten flour makes chewer cookies. I use it when I'm making my chocolate chip cookies.
     
  3. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    yep yeast breads as t is considered a bread flour. I have a very easy yummy crusty french bread recipe I can post if you like. I usually make a cheesy garlic bread out oif it but you can do a plain one.

    Never tried cookies with it, actually I use regular organic flour and add glutten to it to make my flour high gluten but same difference.

    I am sure you can make cookies with it just fine. [​IMG]
     
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  4. kbarrett

    kbarrett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the replies!

    I think I'll try choc. chip cookies with it, what the heck I have over 5lbs of it.

    I would love the recipe for your crusty french bread! Just make sure you're very specific in directions... I'm not that experienced with yeast breads. I can make the sticky buns and I recently tried a dinner roll recipe that turned out well. I have a bread machine which I use to mix dough but my stand mixer is a combo cordless one that doesn't have the power to mix dough.

    Thanks again [​IMG]
     

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