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Sir Lancelot Flour in Los Angeles?

JeffW Jun 28, 2008 02:59 PM

Greetings hounds,

I guess I'll find out soon enough, if I've posted in the right area. I would love hearing if any L.A. hounds have found King Arthur's Sir Lancelot flour anywhere in Los Angeles or San Fernando Valley.

Thanks so much,

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  1. sbritchky RE: JeffW Jun 28, 2008 03:17 PM

    It's listed for home delivery at the Bristol Farms Web site, so I assume it's in the stores as well.

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      JeffW RE: sbritchky Jun 28, 2008 03:59 PM

      You are awesome for taking the time with this lead. Unfortunately when I called the Beverly Hills Bristol Farms, they did not carry the Sir Lancelot variety of King Arthur flour. I'm going to call their grocery manager tomorrow, and perhaps he will be able to order me some.

      Thanks again for taking the time to answer my post,

      1. re: sbritchky
        Professor Salt RE: sbritchky Jun 29, 2008 12:29 PM

        I searched for "flour" on the Bristol website, and Sir Lancelot is not one of the King Arthur flours listed. I'm seeing KA Special For Machines, Stoneground Whole Wheat, and Unbleached.

        The site asked for my zip code. Could it be that it's available in your area but not in Irvine? Did you use a different keyword?

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        EliAnnKat RE: JeffW Jun 29, 2008 07:08 AM

        I have some and I either bought it at Ralph's Fresh Fare or Whole Foods (seeing as I almost never go anywhere else). I am almost positive it is from Ralph's.

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          JEN10 RE: EliAnnKat Jun 29, 2008 07:36 AM

          Have you checked Trader Joe's? I know they carry King Arthur Brand.

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            Professor Salt RE: EliAnnKat Jun 29, 2008 12:41 PM

            Are you sure it's not King Arthur's bread flour? That's pretty easy to find.

            Sir Lancelot is from KA's commercial line and it's impossible to find at retail on the West coast. It's even higher protein content than their bread flour, and almost never sold in retail packages. I'm forced to buy Sir Lancelot in 50 pound bags from a foodservice distributor.

            Please confirm what you have, EliAnnKat. You may have saved me from buying ridiculous quantities of high gluten for use at home.

            1. re: Professor Salt
              EliAnnKat RE: Professor Salt Jun 29, 2008 01:44 PM

              I am sorry to report that I put my flour in a canister and recycled the bag a couple of weeks ago.

              I did, however, find a high gluten flour (13%) available in a 5lb. bag from Surfas. If you check the website (surfasonline.com) you'll find it.


              1. re: EliAnnKat
                EliAnnKat RE: EliAnnKat Jun 29, 2008 01:49 PM

                I also just looked at the King Arthur website and it looks like you can order 3lb. bags of the Sir Lancelot flour directly from them. Kingarthurflour.com

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                  Professor Salt RE: EliAnnKat Jun 29, 2008 03:52 PM

                  I looked into mail order from KA's Vermont factory, but shipping adds doubles the cost. Just isn't worth it.

                  The Surfas option is a good one for small quantities. I've used their stuff in the plastic containers, and it works fine for bagels.

                  Some Smart & Finals carry high gluten flour in 25 lb bags. It's their house brand, Romanella or something. Not all S&F's have the same inventory. If yours doesn't carry it, ask them to get it from their distribution center.

                  Neither of these high gluten options is the same as Sir Lancelot, but it'll do in a pinch.

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            Burger Boy RE: JeffW Jun 29, 2008 12:11 PM

            What type is Sir Lancelot, is it Wheat, Bread or Pastry flour?

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              JeffW RE: Burger Boy Jun 29, 2008 12:31 PM

              Sir Lancelot is a high gluten flour---a higher gluten than bread flour---I think it's something like 14.2 percent protein.

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                Servorg RE: JeffW Jun 29, 2008 03:23 PM

                Have you called Surfas in Culver City? They may well have it, and if not they may be able to recommend something that is the equivalent.


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