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Old 24th December 2011, 08:52   #1 (permalink)
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help on what flour to use to bake a cake

hi to all you cooks here in Turkey.
Im having a nightmare finding the correct flour to bake a cake ive bought UN heat flour added baking powder go my cooker set to the right temperrature but the cake turns out like a hard biscuit.

I have a electric fan oven, please please what do you all buy and what am i doing wrong i just dont understand it, as in the UK i used to make birthday, wedding cakes eetc and no probs.
Please let me for once make the perfect cake any suggestions and what cakes to make with dumb instructions for me i would really appreciate. My grandson who is 8 now says shall we buy from the supermarket instead Nan
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Old 24th December 2011, 09:13   #2 (permalink)
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Re: help on what flour to use to bake a cake

I just use the flour that says for baklava and pasta (cake) on it .Efsane Un,its a blue and white packet.
I just make sure my mixture isnt too stiff ,if it is I just add a little bit of warm water!

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Re: help on what flour to use to bake a cake

thank you Meah for rsponding that is the flour i have been using, maybe it is something to do with my cooker settings
it is a vestel electric oven with loads of settings and the one im using is the fan maybe this is the prob who knows.....
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Re: help on what flour to use to bake a cake

There is one make that does S/R flour (KEK UN) - they sell it in Tansas and Migros. Plain, chocolate, lemon or hazlenut - normally on the top shelf near the normal plain flours.
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Re: help on what flour to use to bake a cake

I do loads of baking and always use Bim flour and add 1 sachet( 10gr) of baking powder to every 8ozs of flour (make you you sift them well to mix together. If your'e just doing a normal sponge set your oven to 160 fan. I hope this works for you.
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It's a Self-Raising Flour that says Sade on it, which means plain. That means it's not flavoured.

If you're using a fan oven, reduce recipe times by about 10% or the temperature by 20 degrees.
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Re: help on what flour to use to bake a cake

This Cake Flour is OK, it is self raising and good as it is for heavier fruit cake type but for lighter sponge type cakes, I usually add an extra bit of baking powder, gives much better results, I spent years trying to bake with the ordinary Turkish Un and never had a good result, the day they came out with SR was indeed a day to celebrate!
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Re: help on what flour to use to bake a cake

Many thanks forum members i will defo try this SR flour also it appears that i may have had my cooker set to high i had it set to 180 degrees , so i will try these suggestions. Im was also happy to hear that i was not only the one who had experienced this problem ,

Happy New Year to you all and thank you once again
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This Cake Flour is OK, it is self raising and good as it is for heavier fruit cake type but for lighter sponge type cakes, I usually add an extra bit of baking powder, gives much better results, I spent years trying to bake with the ordinary Turkish Un and never had a good result, the day they came out with SR was indeed a day to celebrate!
How much baking powder would you add for sponge cakes?

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How much baking powder would you add for sponge cakes?

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About a teaspoon or, 1 sachet if you're using Plain Flour but if you're using SR Flour, you shouldn't need to add any.
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