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Need help locating already milled hard winter white flour

September 28, 2009 - 6:22pm -- shuert4

I'm new to this blog and thought maybe someone on here could help. I just started to make my own bread using store bought flour. I can not afford a mill at this time and am trying to find already milled hard winter white flour. Does anyone know where I can find that without splitting my pocketbook open?? My girlfriend makes the best bread using a 2-1 hard red and hard white ratio, but she has a mill. So I need help! If hard white is not to be found can I use bread flour in lieu of the hard winter white?? Any helps would be great!!


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Wheat: Red vs White; Spring vs Winter

April 22, 2008 - 6:44pm -- subfuscpersona

Wheat: Red vs White; Spring vs Winter

Home millers have definite preferences when it comes to wheat. Many favor hard spring wheat over winter wheat for it's somewhat higher protein value (and stronger gluten). Furthermore, some prefer the red variety for it's robust flavor while others prefer the milder taste of white.

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