how do you tell if whole wheat flour is rancid?
Since whole wheat flour still contains the germ, and therefore oils, how do you tell if it is old? I don't trust my nose, if thats how you do it, my sinus'es are going nuts with all this pollen here. I have had this about a year. If I'm wrong, please let me know and I will proceed. I was going to do the sour dough starter that sourdoLady posted a few years back and I that is the only whole grain flour I have in the house. I equally don't trust my local market on such matters. Theirs could be older than mine! All ya'll doing all this sour dough has got me itching to give it a try. I have done it before, but with starter I bought from KA. Never on my own. But alas, I got ready to start and now I have this flour issue. HELP!