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Self-raising flour vs Tesco crusty wholemeal bread mix (Vixxters HEb)

Laddiesboy

I ♥ Slimming World :)
S: 24st0lb C: 17st0lb G: 13st12lb BMI: 30.6 Loss: 7st0lb(29.17%)
#1
Hi all,

I am new to cooking/baking (this is day two in fact lol - expanding my horizons!)

I want to make Weetabix cake, which I've found a recipe for, it sounds scrummy - but it is quite high in syns.

On the recipe is self-raising flour (113g), and I'm wondering if I can swap it for Tesco crusty wholemeal bread mix (2 lots of 57g for 2 HEbs).

Is this possible, will it still work, or am I just being a noob?

Thanks ♥
 
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Circes

Strutting her stuff
S: 17st12lb C: 10st7lb BMI: 22.3 Loss: 7st5lb(41.2%)
#2
I don't think you could. Bread flour is higher in gluten which helps hold the bread together. From what I understand if you were to use bread flour in a cake recipe it may well turn out tougher and more chewy than if you used self-raising flour.
 

Brightonrosie

I want to be fitter again
S: 11st8lb C: 11st0lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 29.1 Loss: 0st8lb(4.94%)
#3
Circes is right it will come out heavy stodgy and probably indigestible lol xxx
 


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