Using wholemeal Flour in the Christmas Cake
Asked on 23 Oct 2018 by CeliaWaddington
Hi I’ve been told to avoid white flour amongst other things. I’ve baked my Christmas cake for years using Delia’s recipe. Can I use plain whole meal flour instead of white? Will the cake turn out the same? Thanks
Substituting all the flour for wholemeal will make a much heavier cake. I think half wholemeal and half white would be a preferable option.
Hi so this was asked after the horse had bolted and because I need to make another cake for my son. In view of your reply I’ll stick with white flour for his but going back to mine - I finely sieved the wholemeal flour and didn’t put in any grains that didn’t go through, but I am worried about it now. Does being heavier mean it’ll be dry? Is there anything I can do - feed it more brandy? Thanks
I think sifting out and discarding the bits of bran was a good idea.
I would feed it as usual.
I’m sure it will taste lovely.