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On the hunt for T80 France Flour... Where can I find it?

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Gingi

On the hunt for T80 France Flour... Where can I find it?

Hi there Loafers,

I've heard many good things about T80 France Flour and I really want to buy some.

Problem is, it is nowhere to be found in the typical local grocery store baking aisle.

I foudna website of a store based in New York but they have a $30 minimum ordering...

Any words of wisdom? Any good supplier I should become familiar with?

Thanks,

Gingi.

 

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PeterS

Contact Hillcrest foods and ask them about Meunerie Milannaise products. I am pretty sure they have a T80 type or very similar. Meunerie Milannaise does sell products in 5lb (or thereabouts) bags in Canada; I don't know if they are still available in the US. You could try asking Hillcrest if they are selling T-80 to a bakery near you and then ask the bakery if they will sell you a few pounds. Have you thought about trying to find someone to share a bag with you? The cost/lb at 50lbs is about $0.35/lb for one bag. 

http://www.hillcrestfoodsne.com/contact.html

Guisto Vita-Grain or Central Milling on the west coast should be able to help you out.

You could also just mix A/P or bread flour with whole wheat to approximate a T-80.

 

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Gingi

thanks..

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PeterS

Correction: I don't have my receipt handy, but my memory is that I paid around $35-40/50lb for the Menuerie Milanaise stone ground organic T-55 which would make it as closer to $0.70-80/lb.