What's the Difference Between Baking with Unbleached and Bleached Flour?

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Baking with Bleached and Unbleached Flour


Bleached flour and unbleached flour can be used interchangeably in recipes. Milled flour will bleach, or turn white, on its own when allowed to stand exposed to air (unbleached flour). Because this takes time, bleaching agents are added to the flour to turn it whiter (bleached flour).

More Tips for Baking with Flour

Whole wheat flour

We have even more advice for using different kinds of flour, including info on substituting one type of flour for another:

Bleached vs. Unbleached

How to Work with Flours and Grains

How to Substitute Whole Wheat Flour for All-Purpose Flour

Can I Substitute Baking Mix for All-Purpose Flour?


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