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Multi-grain flour for bread

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AnnaMcDermott

Multi-grain flour for bread

Hello- I bought 25lbs of multigrain flour from Costco and it's great for cookies/brownies but ruins every loaf I make. They are all too heavy and dense, and don't rise well. I wondered if there was a way to supplement recipes to compensate for the flour's heartiness. I frequently use Rose Levy Beranbuam's Bread Bible if that helps... I want to make a tasty sandwich loaf. Thanks!

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dsadowsk

are in the multigrain flour (in order of abundance)? What does the label say about percent protein and recommended uses? Perhaps the flour doesn't have enough wheat in it to support bread baking.

You might be able to add the multigrain flour to bread flour and/or add vital wheat gluten.

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AnnaMcDermott

The flour has:

Amaranth Flour

Millet Flour
Quinoa Flour
Sorghum Flour
Teff Flour

No wheat at all apparently. If I add vital wheat gluten, you think that will help, or without wheat it just won't work for bread?

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dsadowsk

At least in a wheat flour recipe. Look for a recipe that uses multigrain flour as an adjunct to all purpose or bread flour. You would add small amounts.

Try the website of the flour company.