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Flour is a powder made by grinding raw grains, roots, beans, nuts, or seeds. Flours are used to make many different foods. Cereal flour, particularly wheat flour, is the main ingredient of bread, which is a staple food for most cultures. Corn flour has been important in Mesoamerican cuisine since ancient times and remains a staple in the Americas. Rye flour is a constituent of bread in central and northern Europe.

In the food context, "flour" refers to a powdery substance made by grinding grains, seeds, or roots. Flour is a versatile ingredient that is used in a wide variety of baked goods and other dishes. Here are some examples of dishes that feature flour:

  1. Bread: A staple food made with flour, water, yeast, and other ingredients, and baked in an oven.

  2. Pizza: A popular Italian dish made with a thin crust of flour dough, topped with tomato sauce, cheese, and other toppings.

  3. Pancakes: A breakfast food made with flour, eggs, milk, and other ingredients, often served with butter and syrup.

  4. Biscuits: A type of quick bread made with flour, butter, milk, and other ingredients, often served as a side dish with meals.

  5. Pasta: A staple food in Italian cuisine made with flour and eggs, often served with a variety of sauces and toppings.

  6. Cakes: A dessert made with flour, sugar, eggs, and other ingredients, often flavored with fruits, nuts, or spices.

  7. Dumplings: A type of food made by wrapping dough made from flour around a filling, such as meat or vegetables, and then cooking in boiling water or broth.

  8. Roux: A thickening agent made by cooking flour in fat, often used as a base for sauces and gravies.

These are just a few examples of the many different dishes that feature flour as an ingredient. Flour is a versatile and important ingredient in cooking and baking, and is used in everything from breads and pastries to sauces and gravies. Different types of flour, such as all-purpose, bread flour, and cake flour, have different properties and are used for different purposes in cooking and baking.

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