Determining they type of flour

Someone removed the labels from my cake flour and bread flour which are stored in identical containers. Does anyone know a good what to determine which is which?

  • Posted by: Eric
  • November 21, 2015


Regine November 22, 2015
Taste both. I think you will see that the cake flour tastes more "acidic.". Also, it may be whiter.
702551 November 21, 2015
Can you feel a physical difference in your hands? The cake flour should feel lighter than the bread flour.
702551 November 21, 2015
Perhaps "lighter" isn't the only descriptor for cake flour. It should also feel "softer."

Anyhow, good luck.

If you can't figure it out, just buy more of each. It's not like flour is priced like Italian truffles. Flour is cheap.

You can combine the two unknown flours and use as "all-purpose."
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