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#1 of 6 Old 11-09-2007, 08:41 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Just curious, I didn't know if it was denser and you needed to use less, or how that worked.

Sorry if this is a dumb question!

I found a pumpkin pancake recipe and a pumpkin muffin recipe that sound really good, but they call for all purpose flour and I'd like to use whole wheat (or something else if you think it would work better).

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for something like that I just sub ww with no changes

for bread OTOH I have to use *some* white flour or it doesn't come out good for me... plus vital wheat gluten

enjoy! we love pumpkin pancakes

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Thank you!

Yeah, they sound really good...I am excited! I hate regular pancakes and syrup, but I think these will be great and no syrup needed.

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Generally, whole wheat flour requires more liquid. The bran absorbs some of the liquid, so you'll end up with a drier result, unless you add a little more. One recommendation is to let the whole wheat flour soak with the liquid for 30 min or so (to hydrate the bran... but don't add the baking powder/soda until after this has been done), and then add the rest of the ingredients and adjust the liquid to make the consistency be what you think it ought to be.

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Share the recipes?
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I've always just substituted it with no other adjustments. I don't have, and won't tolerate, dry baked goods.
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