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All About Oats

Fran Costigan - All About Oats

This event was on Tuesday, September 12, 2023 at 1:00 pm Pacific, 4:00 pm Eastern

Join renowned plant-based pastry chef Fran Costigan, Rouxbe Director of Vegan Pastry, for a Live Event focused on oats. Oats are not only good for your heart and general health but a… Read More.



I have many different flours, can they be used in exchange for another. What would be a good substitute for all-purpose flour?

— Janet Batchelder


Not all flours can be used in exchange one to one. Uh, a good substitute for all purpose flour. Well I like to make my, and again, I'm doing all plant-based, all vegan desserts, but I prefer with some exceptions to do 50 per start with 50% all purpose flour. And I use organic and unbleached all-purpose flour and 50% whole wheat pastry flour. Janet, that isn't whole wheat flour. That's for bread, not for desserts. And I keep those flour in my refrigerator because, or freezer because they haven't been stripped and I don't want rancidity to be a problem. So that's what I do.
Fran Costigan

Fran Costigan

Director of Vegan Pastry