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Jun 28, 2008 02:59 PM

Sir Lancelot Flour in Los Angeles?

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. 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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    1. re: sbritchky

      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

        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?

      2. 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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        1. re: EliAnnKat

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

          1. re: EliAnnKat

            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

              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 ( you'll find it.


              1. re: EliAnnKat

                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.

                1. re: EliAnnKat

                  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.

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

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            1. re: Burger Boy

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

              1. re: JeffW

                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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