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Old 08-14-2009, 11:29 PM   #1
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My mom got me a breadmaker for my birthday I bought WW flour made for breadmakers but they only sell it in smaller packages. What will happen if I use regular all purpose WW flour instead of breadmaker flour?

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Old 08-14-2009, 11:40 PM   #2
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Hi Andrea
You are fine to use regular WW flour. The bread vs regular flour is not a big deal in Canada since our regular flour has more gluten in it than that in the US (at least this is what I have heard ) I have never used the WW bread flour and have had great success. I do find that when making 100% WW bread, adding some vital gluten makes the bread rise higher (I add about a tablespoon for every cup of WW flour in pretty much any recipe, works great).

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ETA: also, depending on the altitude of where you are, it may be helpful to add some extra water to your recipe. In Calgary we are at a bit over 3000ft altitude, and I add an extra tablespoon of water for every cup of any flour (I've heard that flour tends to be drier at higher altitudes, IDK, but it works for me
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Re: Breadmaker flour?

If your recipe calls for 50% ww and 50% of the other flour, it will be fine.
I like high gluten flour myself for the bread, but there is not much difference if you are mixing both. Like pp mentions usen vital gluten if making a 100% whole wheat bread so it can have a nice rise.

I do my bread dough in the kitchen aid stand mixer, but I have always wanted to have a Zojirushi (the model that makes the traditional shaped loaf) but I dont want to sacrifice the counter space, is soooo big.
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Re: Breadmaker flour?

I always use regular flour in my bread maker (specifically king arthur organic white whole wheat flour) and have never had a problem. I do add the gluten as pps said.
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So if I use regular all purpose flour it just won't rise nicely, but the adding the vital wheat gluten will make it rise properly? Thanks mamas
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Re: Breadmaker flour?

I use regular all purpose flour all the time in my breadmaker (I have never bought bread flour) and it rises perfectly with no vital gluten. I only use the vital gluten with whole wheat flour.
ETA: I am in Canada so we would be using the same flour
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I use regular all purpose flour all the time in my breadmaker (I have never bought bread flour) and it rises perfectly with no vital gluten. I only use the vital gluten with whole wheat flour.
ETA: I am in Canada so we would be using the same flour
HI I really want to stick with 100% WW, I'll grab some vital gluten next time I go to the store.
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