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High protein flour in India

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Jbaker

High protein flour in India

Hi.. Just joined TheFreshLoaf.
Im a homebaker, from Bangalore,India.
Im on a journey to perfect my Croissants.. but in vain.. Ive made it so many times and have even become good with hand lamination
But fail to get a good honeycomb.
Ive tried youtube recipes from bruno albouse , weissman, anna olson, yuval, also read posts from Txbaker, have tried hamelman recipe, tuscan bakers recipe,
Dominique ansel, Read several blogs.. but I never get an open crumb.
Why? My guess is d flour.
Almost all recipes call for bread flour high in protein (11.5 - 13%)
Which is not easily accessible.
I add gluten to increase the %.
2.5gms for (11%) 100 gms flour
I use Vivatta premium maida.

Swissbake does only bulk sale, jose n twF are way too expensive!
I use president / elle & vire Butter for lamination.
Can someone help me with d best flour for Croissants in India!!
Highly appreciated!!
Thank you.

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idaveindy

This post may not have a direct answer, but it mentions a baker and a supplier that you could investigate for your solution: www.thefreshloaf.com/node/64683/flour-india

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Jbaker

Thanks for reaching out, have already read this post.hasnt helped much though