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What can a person substitute for whole wheat pastry flour?

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A combination of regular whole wheat flour can be mixed with cake flour to replace whole wheat pastry flour. Whole wheat flour can also be substituted, but it is heavier.

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Whole wheat pastry flour is similar to bleached white pastry flour, but it has a little of the bran and wheat germ still in it. This makes it a little bit heavy and gives it a coarse feeling, both in its raw state and after being cooked. For the closest substitute to whole wheat pastry flour, combine 1/2 cup cake flour with 1/2 cup whole wheat flour for each cup of pastry flour needed.

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