I want to replicate an American recipe of Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins. It requires 1 cup of wheat flour.

What type of flour would that be in the UK shops?


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What you are looking for is called wholemeal flour.

Here's a quick US to UK baking translation guide. US on the left, UK on the right:

  • All-purpose flour = plain flour
  • bread flour = strong flour (both have extra gluten)
  • whole wheat flour = wholemeal flour
  • 1 stick of butter is 113g (get a scale, trust me)
  • 1 large egg = 1 medium egg
  • doh. I had the rest, but was missing 'wholemeal' in the list of translations
    – Joe
    Sep 26, 2016 at 16:16
  • Regional differences regarding soft and hard wheat used for various flour grades can still yield unexpected results... Sep 27, 2016 at 10:16

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