German bread flours, please help!
Bakers and home bakers in or from Germany: can you recommend a brand, supplier or shop for proper wheat bread flour? I'm talking min. 13% protein, doesn't matter if it's organic. Just good for baking artisanal breads.
I'm just so sick of those cheap, high extraction type 405 and 550 with max. 10,6% protein, often even under 10%. Great for pastries, but absolutely terrible for breads. Often they write even some nonsense like "Great for baking bread" on the package - yeah sure, with 9,8% protein.
The best I could find was a type 405 with 12,8% in Edeka (which I'm currently using) and it's just on the edge of being useful...although the difference between that and other cheap flours is already huge. I usually add some whole wheat and a little malt to make it somewhat nutritious.
It just baffles me that in a country famous for over 1000 types of breads you can't get proper bread flour in supermarkets. Even in bigger organic shops they are pretty bad. Organic, but still bad baking properties. Apparently they are widely available everywhere in the US and many other countries?
Is there any obvious source I'm overlooking? I would like to avoid ordering stuff online, so anything inside or around Berlin would be wonderful!