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Substituting Whole Wheat Flour Instead of White Flour

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Substituting Whole Wheat Flour Instead of White Flour A frequent question I receive is about replacing white flour in a recipe with whole wheat flour. Here is today’s question from Suri: I have made your challah (from A Taste of Challah cookbook) many times and it’s delicious. How can I tweak it by making whole…

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Yeast to Flour Ratio

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Yeast to Flour Ratio I have read all your info on yeast, but am still confused!! – I have just bought individual 11g sachets of Instant Dry Yeast (manufacturer Dagan) – how do I use it in my challas????- I look forward to your reply – many thanks, An 11 gram packet is about 2…

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Types of Whole Wheat Flour

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A Word About Types of Whole Wheat Flour There are several types on the market, both in Israel as well as abroad. There is regular, stone ground whole wheat flour which is tasty and healthy, but a much heavier, bran-ny kind of consistency. Then there is something called very finely ground whole wheat flour. It…

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Whole Wheat Flour, Egg Substitution and Kneading

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Hello again! I was about to begin baking my challah using whole wheat flour and without eggs. Your recipe says to put the ingredients into a mixer bowl and knead for ten minutes with a mixer. Do you mean a hand held mixer like I use for cakes? Or only the heavy duty bread machine…

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Yeast: Will the Challah Dough Rise to the Occasion?

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WHY Don’t My Challahs Rise???? I attended one of your challah demonstrations which I thought was really good. It really inspired me to make challah in a bigger batch so that I can do the mitzva. I used your recipe that you gave out on a printed card and followed it meticulously but the dough…

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Spelt Flour Questions

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Spelt Flour Questions How do I get spelt to rise properly? I let the dough rise once for 20 minutes, shape into rolls and put in oven without rising and it still doesn’t work. They come out flat. Hello and thank you for writing: Spelt flour rises and bakes differently than wheat. Keeping this in…

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Yeast Questions and Information

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Yeast Questions and Information What is the difference is between fresh and dry yeast? Do certain recipes require one particular kind or are they used indiscriminately? What is the exact conversion from dry yeast to live yeast and vice versa? There is a scientific difference between fresh and dry yeast. However, I do not have…

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