I need to know if it will make a difference if I use potato flakes instead of potato flour in a pain de mie recipe I have. TIA
I've only used potato flour, but I've seen several recipes that say to use either, so I would think it would be fine.
Thanks, I also found another site just now that mentioned something about grinding up the flakes to use as a substitute. I hope it doesn't double the amount doing that, I used a coffee grinder to grind up some for later use.
Is potato starch the same thing as potato flour?
Is it possible to substitute mashed potatoes for potato flakes? If it can be done then I am clueless about how much to use. Does anyone have any suggestions as potato flakes are not available here.
Maija wrote: I've read that using potato flour increases moisture and shelf life in yeast breads. Is it possible to substitute mashed potato flakes for the same purpose?Maija,Absolutely!! I do it all the time. Use about 1/2 cup of potato flakes per three cups of flour. You can also use leftover mashed potatoes 1/2 cup per three cups of flour. This will definitely add to the moisture and shelf life of bread. Potato flour, by the way, is nothing more than ground dehydrated potatoes. The only thing you have to beware of is that when making these additions you will have to adjust the total amount of liquid in the recipe. Since mashed potatoes already contain moisture you must reduce the liquid. Potato flakes absorb moisture and you will need to increase the liquid. Give it a try.Happy baking.
You need to be aware that Potato Flakes are processed using Mono and Di-Glycerades—can be bad for small children, and others.