substitute AP for Bread flour


I dont have bread flour and my storage space is VERY limited, can i substitute KAF AP flour for bread flour in a recipe? If so, how will this affect the outcome of the bread?

badge posted by: blackcreekpapa1 on February 25, 2013 at 4:15 pm in General discussions
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reply by: mlow on February 25, 2013 at 6:13 pm

blackcreekpapa, yes you can, I did this just recently and my husband liked it better that way than with the bread flour.


reply by: omaria on February 25, 2013 at 7:08 pm

BCPapa, I bake all kinds of bread with KAF AP flour. I never have any trouble with it. (Unless I did something dumb)

reply by: frick on February 25, 2013 at 8:12 pm

KA AP flour works quite well in place of bread flour for many recipes, especially those that come from mass market magazines and cookbooks. It has the protein equivalent of supermarket bread flour but is not as strong as KA BF. The most advanced bread writers generally prefer bread flour for it's higher gluten content and is the flour of choice for most artisan breads. It is especially useful when baking with part whole wheat flour. It rather depends on what you are trying to make and the source of your recipes.

reply by: Joan~Ga girl on February 25, 2013 at 8:16 pm
Joan~Ga girl

I always use AP flour too,never had a problem.

reply by: b.lm on February 25, 2013 at 8:31 pm

Just finished mixing up some sourdough dinner rolls. Generally use 1/4 of total flour KA WWW, 1/2 of total flour KA BF and what ever amount needed for the dough KA AP. The bread flour I've found helps keep the bread from being too heavy. BUT, just now I'm out of BF so used 1/4 amount KA WWW and KA AP for the rest. I know that they will be just fine. This is my go to recipe for dinner rolls and at this point they seem to be just about bomb proof. lol ;) Putting that in print will surely jinx them.