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Jun 24, 2008 08:28 AM

Is White Lily flour sold anywhere in the Boston area?

I'm wanting to get back into making biscuits and gravy. They won't be as good as when I lived in NC since I can't get Neese's sausage, but they REALLY won't be as good if I can't get any White Lily (or Martha White in a pinch) flour. I don't need the self-rising, just the plain all-purpose White Lily. I know it's a long shot, but has anyone spotted this anywhere in the Boston area?

If not, it may be time for a road trip . . .

(BTW,the biscuits I'm making are the Touch of Grace biscuits in Rose Beranbaum's Bread Bible. I make them with buttermilk and they are truly lovely.)

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    1. I think I have seen it at Russo's, in Watertown. You might try giving them a call.

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      1. re: PinchOfSalt

        Yeah, it's sold at Russo's -- it can be tricky to find, as can all of their grocery products. Bizarrely, I think I last saw it underneath the bananas.

          1. re: BarmyFotheringayPhipps

            Have you seen it at Russo's recently?? I've been looking but the last few times I was there the flour was gone and all they had was cake mix. (And that's exactly the spot where the flour used to be - under the bananas. Although last sunday there also seemed to be some mixes under the grapes, in an entirely different part of the store.) If the OP is making a special trip just for the flour I'd give the store a call before going.

            1. re: MichaelB

              I think the last time I saw it was maybe a month ago. It can be weirdly sporadic, and I suspect people are also making runs on it based on that somewhat alarmist NYT article. I would indeed call to check.

        1. Wonder how this will fit into the mix for future purchases.

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          1. re: random amblings

            Oh, dear. I missed that. Thanks for posting.

          2. I've seen it at Williams-Sonoma.