Raw flour dangerous to eat?
I was looking at recipes for making truffles on a stick, like cake pops, and found one on Pinterest called Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough truffles. It contains no eggs, but the rest of the ingredients are about the same as for the cookies. There was a link in the recipe to this article from the NY times about the dangers of eating raw cookie dough (well known because of potential salmonella in the raw eggs) but also the potential of E.coli in raw wheat! Who knew?
So my question is, if I want to make this recipe and use raw flour, could I just bake the flour to make sure it's safe? What temp and how long would you think? Would it change the taste or texture of the flour if I didn't let it brown?
Thanks for your ideas. (I have other recipes, but my friend would LOVE this one).
Here is a link that might be useful: Raw cookie dough dangers