barley flour

barley flour [bahr-lee flouuhr, flou-er] noun
barley flour

Flour occasionally used in baking. It is very high in soluble fiber if ground from whole barley, as opposed to pearled barley. Barley flour is faintly sweet with a nutty flavor and has a delicate texture due to its low protein content (compared to bread flour).


Bakepedia Tips

Try substituting up to ¼ of the wheat flour called for in a recipe with barley flour to try it out. It is not gluten-free but it is popular in wheat-free baking. It can be found in many Whole Foods Stores and through Bob’s Red Mill.

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