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Hi-Country Wheat Gluten Economy Size


Extra gluten ensures a perfect texture in your breads--essential in rye and whole wheat recipes.

Wheat flour contains two proteins that, when hydrated and mechanically worked, develops gluten. Gluten gives bread the chewy, elastic texture we love so much. Use this gluten to bolster your dough for lighter bread with a better crumb.

Added gluten is especially important in whole wheat and dark rye bread. In these breads, the bran in the flour cuts and damages the existing protein strands as they are being worked.

One-half tablespoon per loaf of Hi-Country Wheat Gluten adds about 3% protein. For rye or 100% whole wheat breads we recommend up to one tablespoon per loaf.

Baker's note: Should I use both gluten and dough conditioner in my bread? In some recipes, yes. The two have very different roles. While gluten adds protein and structure to the bread, the dough conditioner's primary role is to enhance the environment for yeast growth, creating a larger, lighter loaf. Part of that is done by altering the pH of the dough to make it slightly acidic.

Ingredients: Wheat gluten. This product contains wheat and may contain traces of eggs, dairy, soy, peanuts, or tree nuts.


Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Alice Thompson

Having trouble using my new bread machine. No comment on the Gluten.

Bill Hovland

Great products, prompt order fill, good baking tips! I'm pleased with every product I've tried