PILLSBURY BREAD FLOUR
Since 1869. Great for bread machines. Glad You Asked! What is Bread Flour? Pillsbury Best bread flour is made from a blend of hard wheats and contains a higher percentage of protein than regular all purpose flour. How can I Use Bread Flour? Bread flour is ideal for bread baking. It can be directly substituted for all purpose flour in yeast bread recipes. With this substitution, you should knead the dough about 10 minutes, let it rest 15 minutes before shaping and allow for a longer rinse time. Pillsbury Best bread flour combines well with whole wheat and rye flour. Up to half of the bread flour in a recipe can be replaced with whole wheat or rye flour. What is the best way to store Bread Flour? Store flour in an airtight container in a cool place (75 degrees F or cooler) away from heat. How many cups per pound of flour? There are about 4 cups of flour in 1 pound. How can I tell if my yeast is fresh? Dissolve 1 teaspoon of granulated sugar in 1/2 cup warm water (110 to 115 degrees F). Sprinkle 1 packet of yeast (about 1 tablespoon) slowly over surface. Stir yeast mixture; set a timer for 10 minutes. In 3 to 4 minutes the yeast should have absorbed enough liquid to activate and will start rising to the surface. If at the end of 10 minutes the yeast has multiplied to the 1 cup mark and has a rounded crown, it is very active and still fresh. The yeast mixture may then be used in your dough. Remember to deduct the 1/2 cup of liquid from the total liquid used in the recipe.