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Whlole grain flour recommendations & flour question

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venkitac

Whlole grain flour recommendations & flour question

After much experimentation with many flours, I settled on KA AP organic flour, Bob's Red Mill Organic flour, and 365 (whole foods brand) AP flour for white bread. All were pretty good, with Bob's Red Mill being a bit chewy.  (I still need to try Giusto's Baker's Choice. I tried the ultimate performer, and that was way too chewy for me). For Rye, I found that Arrowhead Mills has both pumpernickel and whole rye, and I liked the whole rye (didn't try pumpernickel yet). So far so good. (And I tried Bob's Red Mill Teff Flour too, which is great. (I got a recipe for Teff Baguettes from SFBI - 5% Teff in the bread, the 5% goes into the poolish, the flavor is dramatically different!)


w.r.t Whole Wheat Flour, I did not like King Arthur, it's too bland for me, not enough WW taste plus the grind seemed too coarse. Giusto's, I could find only the fine grind, and that was WAY too fine for bread (I think). Plus again, it was a bit too bland for me (but not as bland as KA WW). Any recommendations? How's Stone-Buhr or Arrowhead Mills WW flour for WW bread? Thanks!

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PMcCool

how about Wheat Montana's WW flours (Bronze Chief - red, Prairie Gold - white) or Hodgson Mills Graham flour?  The Wheat Montana flours are very finely ground and have very high protein contents.  I've found them to work very well in breads.  My own preference is the Bronze Chief, given its stronger flavor, but both are good.  The Hodgson Mills Graham flour is a coarser texture, with noticeable bran particles.  Again, I've had good results with this flour and enjoy its flavor.


Paul

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venkitac

No luck, Wheat Montana isn't available. Oh, well..

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flourgirl51

We grow our own certified organic grains. I can stone grind the flour or do them finer in a different mill. I also sell organic sprouted flours. Our stone ground wheat flour has a wonderful taste and odor as it is as fresh as it gets!


www.organicwheatproducts.com