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HELP! NAME THIS FLOUR

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LinderLaneBaker

HELP! NAME THIS FLOUR

I was so eager to order flour that I might have missed that this isn't the AP or Bread flour I was after.  Does anyone know what this would be akin to from the grocery store flour aisle?  

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idaveindy

RG: The photo shows part # 53381.   You linked to part # 53391.

53381 is bleached and bromated.   53391 is unbleached and also bromated.j

53395 is UNbleached, and UNbromated.

All are varieties of the  trade name "Full Strength" and 12.6% protein, .56% ash.

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idaveindy

Here's the link to the manufacturer's page:

https://www.generalmillscf.com/products/category/flour/hard-spring-wheat/full-strength-bleached-bromated-enriched-malted-50lb

It is part # 53381, aka 53381000.  It's bleached, bromated, enriched, and malted, 12.6% protein.

12.6% puts it well in "Bread Flour" territory.  King Arthur Bread Flour is 12.5%.

Scroll down, click the + next to "Features and details" and you can see the 12.6% protein spec.

On the right side of the page, there is a link to a PDF tech sheet, and see that it is .56 % ash +-.03%.

(And this assumes that the seller used the correct picture.  Sometimes the picture and the actual part/description don't match.)

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LinderLaneBaker

THankk you!  I had hoped it was bread flour but was a tiny bit worried by the words like  bleached, bromated, enriched, and malted.  I'm used to buying on from the grocery! 

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idaveindy

If you're doing a yeasted pan loaf, it should be fine.

If you're doing sourdough artisan (hearth) style, with mostly white flour, then the bleached and bromated aspect may make a difference, if you were previously using King Arthur flour (which is Unbleached and Unbromated).

Part # 53395 is the same flour, 12.6% protein, but is UNbleached, and UNbromated.

I spent a day or so researching General Mills (Gold Medal) flour here:

https://www.generalmillscf.com/products/category/flour

I made a list of all their flour that is UNbleached, and UNbromated (ie, artisan type flour), and at least 11% protein:

http://www.thefreshloaf.com/node/62291/experience-w-general-mills-50-lb-flour

Good luck! and bon appétit.

 

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Meat5000 (not verified)

Enriched is where the non whole wheat flour has had minerals added to give it the nutritional equivalent of the whole wheat. It is a requirement in the UK. Tis a good thing.

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Meat5000 (not verified)

I think thats right anyway. In UK we call it 'fortified'.