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Plain Flour is a soft, white, wheat flour which has had most of the wheatgerm and bran removed.
You can use it for most things that you would use flour for, including baking and thickening, except that you can’t use it for bread or any baked goods where a “harder” flour is required.
Plain flour is available and used in the UK. The American equivalent is all-purpose flour, which also can’t be used for bread. The Canadian equivalent is also all-purpose flour, except Canadian all-purpose can be used for bread.
To convert plain flour into bread flour, add 1 tablespoon of gluten flour per cup (5 oz / 140g) of plain flour.
All-purpose flour (Canadian or American)