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A question about a recipe: Sourdough Lemon-Lavender-Vanilla Cupcakes with Lemony Glaze

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I have a question about the recipe "Sourdough Lemon-Lavender-Vanilla Cupcakes with Lemony Glaze" from girlwiththegreenhair. In step 5 it says to add pastry flour but it's not listed in the ingredients. What amount am I supposed to add?

asked by Lindsey Delp Ludwick 10 months ago
8 answers 441 views
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cv
added 10 months ago

Probably the 2 cups of all-purpose flour listed in the recipe.

Sadly, online recipe copy editing is atrociously poor, not just here at Food52 but at every food site on the Internet that allows user contributed recipes.

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added 10 months ago

Thanks for the response. I wondered but the way the recipe reads that doesn't make sense to me. The AP flour is already mixed with the sourdough starter in step one, then combined with wet ingredients and mixed in step 4. So adding the AP in step 5 wouldn't work.

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added 10 months ago

Do you think it's possible that it's a copy/paste error and there's not supposed to be any pastry flour at all? i've never heard of pastry flour in a cupcake before. Does the wet:dry ingredient ration look good to you? I'm kind of novice and can't really tell.

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cv
added 10 months ago

Oh, you're right. The pastry flour ingredient is completely missing. Oh well, hopefully the recipe author will chime in soon.

The normal advice is to search for the recipe elsewhere on the Internet (recipes are often cross posted these days on multiple sites) to see if a different version lists the missing ingredient(s). I didn't see anything obvious in a search, so maybe this is the only online version.

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added 10 months ago

I'll try that. thanks! I messaged the author too so hopefully I'll hear back. thanks for your replies. now i feel like i didn't just send my question to an internet forum black hole.

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cv
added 10 months ago

Beats me about the ratios, I haven't baked for decades (I lost my sweet tooth as a young adult).

I'd just wait for the recipe author to surface.

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cv
added 10 months ago

Well, a half cup of whole wheat pastry flour has magically appeared in the recipe ingredient list since you (Lindsey) posted this question.

Perhaps the recipe is finally complete nine months after it was originally published.

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added 10 months ago

Yesss!