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"00" flour in Pasadena?

wcab06 Jun 15, 2007 02:22 PM

Does anyone know where I can get "00" flour in the Pasadena area.

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    chefthisguy RE: wcab06 Jun 15, 2007 03:12 PM

    what is that...whole wheat; pastry flour, high gluten, low gluten, all purpose? that might be a brand name.

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      Dommy RE: chefthisguy Jun 15, 2007 03:16 PM

      Special Italian Flour. High protien... supposedly the secret of great pizza dough...


    2. Dommy RE: wcab06 Jun 15, 2007 03:15 PM

      My first thought would be Claros


      But call to make sure...


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        revets2 RE: wcab06 Jun 15, 2007 03:49 PM

        00 flour or doppio zero flour is typically used by italians for pizza, foccacia, sometimes pasta. the "00" refers to the grind or the fineness of the flour.

        the caputo brand can be bought at surfas in culver city or nicole's gourmet foods in south pas. make sure you call first as they don't always have it in stock. 626.403.5751.

        you can also buy the american clone by king arthur online - www.kingarthurflour.com. look for "italian-style flour". if you're baking pane rustica or making pizza dough, the caputo is good, but i really like the king arthur 65.

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          oro3030 RE: wcab06 Jun 15, 2007 05:09 PM

          Try Roma Market on Lake and Mountain or Eddy's Market on Michigan and Blanche (near Caltech).

          1. foodiebpn1 RE: wcab06 Jun 16, 2007 12:13 AM

            you can find that flour at bristol farms in pasadena, its sold in 5# sacks. they are about $5. good luck. also if you want caputo there is italgourmet in vernon which you could buy mass amounts.

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              toddster63 RE: wcab06 Sep 13, 2007 08:21 PM

              If you're searching for Caputo 00 for pizza making, be sure to hunt out the Caputo 00 "Pizzeria" version. It's even harder to find, but what you want if you want Caputo for pizza...! Surfa's in Culver City usually carries it.

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                Paliman RE: wcab06 Sep 13, 2007 08:57 PM

                Just a word of caution. As an earlier posting correctly stated "00" refers to the fineness of the milling. There are different types of "00" depending on its intended use. These reflect the amount of gluten. Pizza flour is not the same as pasta flour.

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