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where can i purchase CAPUTO 00 (BLUE) FLOUR?

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verve

where can i purchase CAPUTO 00 (BLUE) FLOUR?

Hello,

 

 

I need to get my hands on caputo blu 00 pizza flour. the only place i found online is amazong and the sellers are charging more for delivery than the actual cost of the flour :-/

 

 

Is anyone on here holding a surplus maybe and would like to sell me 1-5 kilos of the flour? I'm desperate!!!! 

 

I'm based in London.

 

 

Many thanks,

 

 

David

 

 

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Ruralidle

Hi David

I bought mine from Niceislife http://www.nifeislife.com/ , based in north London.

They sell it in 1kg packs http://www.nifeislife.com/caputo-wheat-flour-p-669.html or in 25kg sacks http://www.nifeislife.com/caputo-wheat-flour-pizzeria-25kg-p-1064.html

If you wish to use the flour to make pizza I would also recommend http://www.nifeislife.com/smoked-buffalo-provola-500g-p-861.html which adds an extra dimension over and above ordinary mozzarella.

HTH

verve's picture
verve

also do you know if their 1kg and 25kg blu bags are the same flour? because it doesnt say it anywhere but the image on the packaging is different...?

 

 

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nicodvb

they are different. The "pizzeria" in 25 kg bags is stronger than the flour in 1 kg bags. I have the 25 kg bag. If it's of any consolation I can tell you that it's nothing special, I'm just looking forward to finish it. Very very extensible but still a bit difficult to handle when making pizza.

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verve

I'm very surprised you say that about caputo flour. Have you got much experience with using 00 flours and making pizzas in general? 

Caputo is the most widely used pizza flour in Napoli and in the south in general. More so, some of the top places in the UK and europe use it as well... 

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nicodvb

so yes, I have quite a lot of experience with 00 flours. If you can find it I recommend you Rossetto flour for pizza. I find it superior to Caputo flour in several respects, not last the taste of pizza dough (at least for my liking) and the bag: it ships in 5 KG bags.  I don't bake pizza as often as bread, but every now and then...

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Ruralidle

Caputo is good in a wfo as it will colour nicely in the rather extreme heat but tends (in my experience) to stay rather pale when baked in a domestic oven, unless it is over-baked a bit.

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nicodvb

well, yes, its falling number is quite high.

Here are the specs

http://caputoflour.com/sales-pos-products-specs/

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verve

thanks so much for the reply :) 

 

I found nifeislife the problem is the orders are minimum 20 pounds, and I believe my flour will go bad over time or at least lose its freshness if I buy 20 bags to fill the order..? 

 

Thanks again,

 

David

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Ruralidle

Isn't there anything else you would want to buy at the same time? I know that it can be difficult to use 16kg of one type of flour in your baking before it goes off but they have some other great produce. Also, I would give them a call if you can collect from their location in NW London as they may waive or reduce the minimum order value for a collection.  It could be worth a phone call and - to answer your first question - I don't know if the flour in the small blue packets is the same as in the 25kg sack, sorry.

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Kitchen Barbarian

You could freeze it - but I agree, when large quantities are required I tend not to buy either.