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Where in Toronto can I find unbleached flour for rolls?

mysterydvr Nov 29, 2006 06:10 PM

At least in downtown Toronto it is difficult to find unbleached flour. Sometimes all-purpose flour is unbleached, but is there actually such a thing as unbleached for bread and rolls?

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  1. tbonetak RE: mysterydvr Nov 29, 2006 06:36 PM

    Apparently Five Roses makes unbleached bread flour, but I've never seen it in a store.


    I do know that the Sobey's on St. Clair just east of Yonge carries Five Roses unbleached all-purpose, if that helps.

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      RYP RE: mysterydvr Nov 29, 2006 07:08 PM

      I know that Bulk Barn carries unbleached flour.

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        Gary RE: mysterydvr Nov 29, 2006 07:13 PM

        The Vital Planet health food store in the North St. Lawrence Market building, fronting onto the pedestrian area where Rainbow Cinemas are, carries a variety of different flours in bulk. I'm pretty sure a number of them are unbleached. Their phone number is 416-366-4353.

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          diathesis RE: mysterydvr Nov 29, 2006 07:57 PM

          I've seen Unbleached Flour in a few groceries stores in my neighbourhood. Dominion @ Shopper's World & Loblaws @ Leslie/Lakeshore, I believe both carry it.

          Canadian 'All Purpose' flour is fine for bread; I'm given to understand that American 'All Purpose' flour has a lower gluten content that makes bread-specific flours more appealing.

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            DylS RE: mysterydvr Nov 29, 2006 10:46 PM

            Probably most, if not every, decent natural-foods or health-food store will have unbleached flours. Or try the flour section of Rube's Rice at St. Lawrence market. Many supermarkets also carry unbleached organic all-purpose.

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              Scruncheons RE: mysterydvr Nov 29, 2006 11:06 PM

              I get Robin Hood Unbleached All Purpose at my Loblaw's all the time. (It's fine for bread; my mom used it all the time and she made excellent bread.)

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                rael RE: mysterydvr Nov 29, 2006 11:24 PM

                Tutti Frutti in Kensington carries Unbleached Soft and Unbleached Hard in bulk. Hard flour is higher in gluten and is sometimes called "bread flour" so could be what you're looking for.

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                  sherry f RE: mysterydvr Nov 30, 2006 12:12 AM

                  I am sure Whole Foods would carry it.

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