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Offline Biz Markie

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How much Gluten?
« on: February 10, 2011, 02:53:49 PM »
Most of the recipes here call for high gluten flour. ..I have a 25lb bag of "bread flour" purchased from Sam's Club. . not sure if it has enough gluten or not.

Would it help to add Vital Wheat Gluten to the recipes (such as NY style)?  If so, how much and would I need to reduce the flour content to compensate?

Any help appreciated!
Biz


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Re: How much Gluten?
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2011, 12:46:32 AM »
Personally, I'm a big fan of AP (King Arthur AP specifically) which is lower protein than bread flour. My suggestion would be to make a couple batches out of your flour and see how the pies come out before worrying about adding VWG. You might find out you like the flour just fine as is.

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Offline Biz Markie

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Re: How much Gluten?
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2011, 08:51:00 AM »
Thanks for the tip!  Yeah, being the newbie I am, once I took the time to read some more on the Forum, I found several posts about adding VWG and how to calculate it, etc.

Thanks again!