A question about a recipe: Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting

I have a question about the recipe "Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting" from Izy Hossack. I cannot seem to find whole wheat bread flour? Would you recommend I replace it with regular whole wheat flour, whole wheat pastry flour, or more white bread flour? Thank you.

  • Posted by: Leann
  • January 21, 2015
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ChefJune
ChefJune January 21, 2015

I've never heard of whole wheat bread flour. Whole wheat flour should work just fine in this recipe.

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hardlikearmour
hardlikearmour January 21, 2015

I agree.

Leann
Leann January 21, 2015

Thank you!

Shuna Lydon
Shuna Lydon January 22, 2015

Whole Wheat "Bread Flour" is just whole wheat flour that is high in "protein." Not all wheats behave the same way in bread baking. Depending on what one needs one's bread to do, aka, how strong one needs it to be, will determine exactly what kind of wheat flour one needs. There's no such thing as "one kind" of whole wheat flour. Most all flours are a mix of many kinds of wheat, blended to "create" a "flavor profile" &/or "building profile," if you will.

In a recipe such as this, I would recommend "regular" whole wheat flour. Whole wheat pastry flour is "softer" and won't give you the same "kneading power/gluten structure."

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Windischgirl
Windischgirl January 22, 2015

If you have it, add 1 1/2 tsp. vital gluten per cup (or approximately 4.5 oz) of regular whole wheat flour, which will up the protein of the flour. Otherwise, you can use regular whole wheat flour. Wheat pastry flour has less protein than regular whole wheat, so it wouldn't be the best for this recipe.

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