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00 Flour and fancy durum

eusebius's picture

00 Flour and fancy durum

Is extra fancy durum the same as 00 Flour?

Floydm's picture

No, Durum flour is made from durum wheat, 00 flour is an Italian designation for a fairly soft wheat flour used for making pizza crusts.

King Arthur's sells versions of both:

If you need to substitute, you can use All Purpose Unbleached Flour to approximate 00 flour.  For Fancy Durum Flour I substitute Bob's Red Mills Semolina Flour which my local grocery store carries in the health food section.

These are good questions though.  I added something about both to the Fresh Loaf Handbook.