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Discussions about different ingredients, where to procure them, etc.

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Einkorn Flour on sale at Whole Foods

September 11, 2014 - 10:35am -- ryeaskrye

I have not posted in a very long time, though I lurk in the shadows on a near daily basis and bake near weekly.

Anyway, I stopped by Whole Foods in Northern Colorado last night and they had Jovial Einkorn flour on sale at 1/2 price ($3.49 for 2lbs) and I thought  I might let others know. Not sure if the Whole Food stores elsewhere are running the same sale.

I have wanted to try Einkorn for a long time, but the expense has always put me off. It is still costly at $1.75/lb, but I splurged for 5 bags.

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Types of all-purpose flour

September 5, 2014 - 7:51am -- Janet Yang

All-purpose flour can be bleached or unbleached, and its protein level can be anywhere from 9% to 12%. 

I can see the difference in recipes. When I make spätzle with King Arthur flour, the batter is stiffer than with Gold Medal unbleached, and the spätzle cooks up a bit firmer. 

What about recipes for baked goods? Will using KA instead of GM result in a tougher product?



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Patent flour versus bread flour

August 20, 2014 - 6:42am -- Sailorjazz

I have previously used only high gluten bread flour for my bread and pizza baking. My source has switched from the bread flour to patent flour. From various sources i understand there are multiple grades of patent flour. MY QUESTION IS will the unbleached unenriched patent flour provide me with similar texture in breads as the bread flour does?

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Malt powder vs. Malt extract power

August 19, 2014 - 9:43am -- Behnam


Where I live, only one manufacturer produces malt related stuff, and they have two (well technically three) different types of barley malt:

The first one is labeled as Malt Extract, which is lucky honey, I think it would be called Malt Syrup worldwide.\

The second one is Malt Extract Powder, which is made from spray drying the Malt Extract.

And the third one is Malt Powder, which I don't know how it's made, and its cheaper than the other two


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