The Fresh Loaf

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help with choosing a mill please!

August 7, 2012 - 10:09am -- happy

Please help me I am rippign my hair out and need to buy SOMETHING


I know there is info scattered about this somewhere but I cannot find what I need still. 

I need to grind flour as I bake my own bread.

If I am going to buy something mroe expensive I want something that can mill other stuff as well. 

I preffer a natrual stone mill as to avoid metals when I can, but I understand that I would have to have a burr attachment as well for other things. That is ok. 




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My perfect bread - Thank you Fresh Loafers

August 5, 2012 - 3:43am -- jklarsen


I have been on an search for "my" version of the perfect bread for the last 1 1/2 years,
and i am very happy to say that i finally reached my goal.

Much research and try'n error has been tried, but! - this would not have happened without the help of all you wonderful people, so thank you very much!

You can see my bread here - 

Thanks again!

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I need Unique Pastry Ideas

July 17, 2012 - 1:41pm -- sustainthebaker

I am working at a small bakery and we are expanding into wholesale accounts. One that we want in particular keeps asking us for a unique pastry, something customers can only get at this spot. I have a few ideas but was wondering what else is out there.


Does anyone have any good ideas for a pastry ideas that are unique? Can be anything from laminated pastries to muffins to yeast-leavened pastries. Use your imagination.



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June 18, 2012 - 8:44am -- EricD

Hi all,

I've been hearing a lot of mixed things about Kamut lately, and I was wondering if anyone can help me with some of the differences between Kamut and grano duro, which I believe we call durum in America?

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Brown rice flour...?

April 19, 2012 - 11:58am -- MNBäcker

Hi again.

So, since it looks like I need some rice flour to rub into and dust over my "couche material", I'm wondering if I can just mill some brown rice I have in the cupboard? Or should I either buy some white rice and mill that, or buy milled rice flour outright? I have a Nutrimill that I'm sure would be up to handling the job.

Thanks in advance,


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King Arthur flours

April 4, 2012 - 11:24am -- mendozer

So i went to the store yesterday to pick up bread flour for refreshing my barm. I saw KAF had white whole wheat.  Withoout the specs, I went with the bread flour out of trust.

Then i went to the website and see these things:

Unbleached bread flour: 12.7% protein
Unbleached high gluten flour: 14.2% protein (claims it's the highest in retail)
White whole wheat: 13% protein
For reference, their AP flour is 11.7% protein


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