This post may contain affiliate sales links.Please read my disclosure policy.We’ve all been that kid (or adult) longing to lick the cookie dough off of the spatula.

Delicious, but potentially unsafe.This post walks you through how to heat treat flour, ridding it of the harmful bacteria that can make raw batter and/or dough unsafe to consume.Table of ContentsWhy Do You Need To Heat Treat Flour?How to Heat Treat Flour in the OvenCan You Heat Treat Flour in the Microwave?How to Heat Treat Cake MixWays to Use Heat Treated FlourProper StorageGet the Recipe Why Do You Need To Heat Treat Flour? Raw flour can carry harmful bacteria such as e.

colli and/or salmonella.Heat treating it (heating it to 160°F before using) kills off those bacteria, making the flour safe to consume.You don’t have to worry about heat-treating flour if you are making a recipe that requires time in the oven or on the stovetop (enough to heat the flour past 160°).

But if you are preparing a no-bake or no-cook recipe that contains flour, you will want to take this extra step to ensure food safety.How to Heat Treat Flour in the Oven Here’s a quick look at how to heat treat flour in the oven.Don’t forget to scroll to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions.

Preheat.Preheat oven to 350°F.Bake.

Spread the flour over a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 5-7 minutes.Temperature check.Make a pile of the flour in the middle of the pan and use a thermometer t

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