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Diastatic malt

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peteryoung

Diastatic malt

Is diastatic flour, as in the stuff you can get from Bakery Bits, the same as diastatic powder or liquid, as in Ciril Hitz - Baking Artsan Bread?

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mrfrost

For practical purposes, yes. They may not be exactly the same, but generally, should be able to use interchangeably(when being used as a minor ingredient for it's diastatic properties).

What recipe(s) are you interested in?

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peteryoung

Hi, thanks for the response. I have been baking for a while, but just got a copy of Ciril Hitz book.

The first of Ciril's formulas that I came across (baguette) had this option & I had never heard of it, so wanted to try it.