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Type 55 flour

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Type 55 flour equivalent

November 18, 2012 - 6:55am -- Barbara Krauss

In the second volume of Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking (pages 112-113) she says that you can obtain the American equivalent to French type 55 flour by combining 2 parts pastry flour (not cake flour) to 1 part unbleached all purpose flour. This produces a flour with 8 to 9 per cent protein, which she says is best for baguettes.  I want to try this, but I'd first like to know if anyone else has done this, and with what success. 

Thanks, Barbara

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