Flour is a powder made by grinding raw grains or roots and used to make many different foods. Cereal flour is the main ingredient of bread, which is a staple food for most cultures. Wheat flour is one of the most important ingredients in Oceanic, European, South American, North American, Middle Eastern, North Indian and North African cultures, and is the defining ingredient in their styles of breads and pastries.
Wheat is the most common base for flour. Corn flour has been important in Mesoamerican cuisine since ancient times and remains a staple in the Americas. Rye flour is a constituent of bread in central Europe.
Cereal flour consists either of the endosperm, germ, and bran together (whole-grain flour) or of the endosperm alone (refined flour). Meal is either differentiable from flour as having slightly coarser particle size (degree of comminution) or is synonymous with flour; the word is used both ways. For example, the word cornmeal often connotes a grittier texture whereas corn flour connotes fine powder, although there is no codified dividing line.

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  1. MypinchofItaly

    Teff Flour - any advice?

    For a variety of reasons, I am getting into the use and consumption of gluten-free flours. I already use rice flour and maize flour, but I recently came across Teff flour. I am very curious, but have no experience in using this flour. I have read about it on the Internet, but I would like to...
  2. A

    Recipe Quinoa and Buckwheat flour Chocolate Cake (with some other stuff too)

    I took this to the office yesterday (16th Jan 2024) and it was popular. I'm thinking of increasing the oil and adding vanilla extract. What are your thoughts? What would you change if you were making this recipe? Based on Buckwheat Chocolate Cake (Gluten-Free + Egg-Free + Dairy-Free) |...
  3. A

    Using Quinoa/Buckwheat flour instead of Quinoa/Buckwheat

    My son likes the taste of this recipe, but not the texture. Recipe - Quinoa Chocolate Porridge 2 If I were to substitute Quinoa / Buckwheat flour for Quinoa / Buckwheat, what other changes should I make eg the amount of water and cooking time? Quinoa Chocolate Porridge 2 Ingredients...
  4. The Late Night Gourmet

    Recipe Fried Chicken Fillets

    This is a simple recipe that I've used many times. I have a small deep fryer, which works very well in small batches (2 of those fillets at a time). This can certainly be done using a pot with oil, but you will need to monitor the temperature: 350°F (176°C) is needed to ensure that the inside...
  5. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    Recipe Gluten free, Chickpea Flour Beer Bread

    I'm not gluten free, but I do love chickpeas so this recipe was a must try for me. I used a very light vegan Pilsner beer, but any vegan beer would make it vegan. But if you want a gluten-free loaf, you'll need to track down a gluten free beer. And if you don't want to use beer or can't have...
  6. TastyReuben

    Recipe Pfeffernusse ("Pepper Nuts")

    Pfeffernusse ("Pepper Nuts") Makes about 50 small cookies Ingredients 2 eggs, beaten 1 cup sugar 1/4 cup ground almonds 1/4 cup candied orange and lemon peels, chopped 1 tsp cinnamon 1/8 tsp ground cloves 1/4 tsp black pepper 1/4 tsp ground ginger Grated rind of 1 lemon 3 cups sifted AP/plain...
  7. Yorky

    Recipe Crispy Potato Bhaji

    Ingredients 1 Large potato 100 gms plain flour* ½ tsp Salt ½ tsp Cayenne pepper. ¼ tsp Turmeric Pinch bicarbonate of soda ½ tbsp Fresh coriander leaf, finely chopped 1 tsp Finely chopped red chillis ½ tsp Grated or pureed ginger 1 Soft boiled egg Vegetable oil for frying Method Scrub the...
  8. TastyReuben

    Recipe Quicker Cinnamon Buns

    Quicker Cinnamon Buns Makes 8 buns Ingredients Filling: 3/4 cup packed (5 1/4 ounces) light brown sugar 1/4 cup (1 3/4 ounces) granulated sugar 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Dough: 1 1/4 cups whole milk, room...
  9. GadgetGuy

    Who uses a flour sifter?

    I used to use the one above. Now I use one of the ones below. You get the same results!! :whistling:
  10. JAS_OH1

    Recipe Grandma's Fried Green Tomatoes

    This is a simple dish that can be used in a number of ways. I chose to use mine in BLTs (bacon, lettuce, tomato sandwich) in lieu of using ripe tomato slices and they were great like this, but these can be enjoyed on their own as an appetizer with a yummy dipping sauce like this one: Recipe -...
  11. karadekoolaid

    Recipe Focaccia

    Ingredients 400 gms plain flour 1 tsp dried yeast 250 mls warm water 1 tsp salt Splash of olive oil Fleur du sel for topping A bit more olive oil Rosemary Method Mix the first 5 ingredients in a large bowl until the dough comes together. You may need a little bit more flour or water to make a...
  12. karadekoolaid

    Recipe Bhatura (Punjabi Fried Bread)

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  13. Morning Glory

    The CookingBites recipe challenge: flour

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  14. B

    Flour, water & salt: noodles?

    I live in an area that is not rich in ethnic foods. great foods, but if I want Asian, I load up the car and head to Oakland, CA. last time in Oakland, I had some handcut noodles. they were delicious, and the texture was sublime. naturally, I came home and googled it. I watched a few...
  15. Yorky

    Recipe Suet Dumplings

    Suet Dumplings Ingredients (makes two dumplings) 3 tblsp plain flour 1 tblsp beef suet ½ tsp baking powder pinch salt pinch dried sage pinch dried parsley pinch freshly ground black pepper cold water 1 litre beef stock Method Mix the flour, suet, baking powder, salt, sage, parsley and black...
  16. A

    Pizza with quinoa flour

    I normally make a pizza base with 40g of oats and 160g of wholewheat bread flour. If I want to make pizza base with quinoa flour rather than wholewheat flour, are there any pitfalls of which I should be aware? What would be the equivalent of quinoa flour? Does quinoa flour react to yeast in a...
  17. A

    Substituting uncooked quinoa for quinoa flour

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  18. flyinglentris

    Mesquite Bean Flour For Baking

    Mequite bean flour is an almost forgotten way to bake breads, cakes, cookies, pie crusts and other things. It was largely a baking style in the southern United States. Have any members ever baked with mesquite bean flour and care to share their experience? BTW: Mesquite is a spiny...
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  20. All Purpose Flour

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