Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Using Whole Wheat Flour

  • 1 cup minus 2 T. wheat flour equals 1 cup white flour.
  • 1 cup of wheat grinds to approximately 2 cups flour.
  • Whole wheat is rich in vitamin E and wheat germ.
  • Whole wheat flour is heavier than white flour so the leavening needs to be increased.  In products using baking powder, increase baking powder by 1 tsp. for every 3 cups of whole wheat flour used. Recipes using baking powder do not need to be adjusted.
  • Try whole wheat in recipes your family already likes.
  • Try wheat in desserts first. Most people will try a cookie or a cinnamon roll with whole wheat flour.
  • Try using half white flour and half whole wheat.
  • White wheat is lighter in color and just as healthy. It is not as coarse as red wheat. Try white wheat first to get your family used to whole grains.
  • Wheat can be stored for 20+ years without spoiling or loosing significant nutritional value.
Information from:   Be Prepared: A Provident Living Resource, Christine Van Wagenen and Claudia Erekson, 2007.