Diastatic Malt Alternative?

I cannot find diastatic malt powder. I was wondering if I could just replace that with sugar for the recipes in The Pizza Bible. Would I use same amount of sugar as malt or less? Thanks

Aya S.
posted almost 5 years ago

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If you can find malted barley flour use that. It works almost as well as the malt.

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Mike K.
posted almost 5 years ago

Aya, I ordered mine on Amazon. It's pretty inexpensive and you can buy it in reasonably small quantities. Malt powder serves as a sweetener, but compared to sugar, there's more going with it. It's also a browning agent, but it is enzymatic and helps break down the starches in your dough. A lot of bakers swear prefer diastatic malt because it makes their dough easier to work with.

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Raj Irukulla admin
posted almost 5 years ago

I ordered mine from kingarthurflour.com

Dean T.
posted almost 5 years ago

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