Pastry Flour vs APF

Discussion in 'Pastries & Baking' started by pjswim, Mar 4, 2013.

  1. pjswim

    pjswim

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    Hello all~

    i am in a delema. I want to make this butter cookie recipe BUT I want to use pastry flour instead of APF, Do i need to adjust my pastry flour, or can i use the exact same amount as i would have with APF?

    Butter 10oz ( 2sticks + 4T)
    10X Sugar 10oz (2 1/2 c)
    Salt 1t

    Shortening 10oz
    Vanilla X 1T
    Orange X 2t
    Butter Flavor (extract) 2t

    Fresh Large Eggs 1
    Egg Whites 2

    All Purpose Flour 1.5lbs (4 1/2 cups)

    Method: Creaming
     
  2. dobzre

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    In short yes. In long reduce the AP flour weight by 14% and replace that amount it with cake flour so 20oz of AP flour 4oz cake flour, sift very well.
     
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  3. pjswim

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     I am purchasing all pastry flour tomorrow morning. I wasn't going to add any APF to make my own pastry flour.

    But I do have some cake flour on hand. I'm new to using all pastry flour, so it will be trial & error. do you think i should add some cake flour OR APF, as so it's a blend of flours? thanx!