A flour is a milled food that is most typically made from wheat, but which can also be made from other grains, seeds, nuts, or roots like potato. Common types of flour include all-purpose, a blend of wheat flours that can be in a variety of cooking and baking recipes, bread flour, which contains more gluten and is used to make breads, cake flour, a soft flour used to make more delicate batters for cakes, pastry flour, which has less starch than cake flour and is used for pastry doughs, and self-rising flour, which contains leaveners and is used in non-yeast recipes.

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