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How much flour to use in a recipe when it doesn't specify

 
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falcios



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 2:00 pm    Post subject: How much flour to use in a recipe when it doesn't specify Reply with quote

I am looking through old family baking recipes and they only state flour but not how much.

Is there a general rule to follow when it comes to how much flour a recipe would need/take?

Thanks in advance.
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kgb1001001



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2010 2:12 am    Post subject: Depends on the type of recipe Reply with quote

The amount of flour completely depends on what you're using it for. Of course you'd need vastly different amounts to make bread than to make a roux or to dredge a chicken.

I'd look at other online recipes for the same food or similar foods, or even better, get a copy of the book "Ratio" that describes how you can make hundreds of different recipes simply by understanding the basic ratios of ingredients behind them.
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