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Sep 4, 2008 04:13 PM

Double Zero Flour

Where can I buy this without getting completely gouged? Everywhere I look I see tiny bags of flour with huge prices. I've never been totally satisfied with the pasta I've made and wanted to try the 00 flour.

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  1. Can't help w/ the 00, but why aren't u happy w/ your pasta? I use 1+1/2 cups King arthur all purpose and one half cup semolina to three large eggs and my pasta is killer. No need for double 0 in this casa....

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    1. re: adamshoe

      it's almost always too tough to me. the fresh pasta i've had elsewhere is definitely not so rubbery.

    2. King Arthur sells a Italian style 00 flour, but it isn't cheap.

      Italian-Style Flour
      Item # 3338

      3lbs is $6.00,plus shipping.

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      1. re: Kelli2006

        actually, that's a little better than what i was finding. i didn't realize KA sells that. probably just not in my local grocery. thank you!

      2. Any chance you're in NYC? I see Bel Aria brand in my local (Brooklyn) Key Food Supermarket, and most Italian specialty shops seems to carry it as well.

        1. One thought on technique: Rubberiness is more likely due to the eggs than the flour. Try fewer or smaller eggs or 2 whole eggs plus one egg yolk (if you usually use 3 eggs). Worth a shot.

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            1. re: MaxCaviar

              Yes to yolks only but you need like 6 yolks to 2 cups of flour. This is known as "rich man's pasta" and I believe it's how they do it in Bologna, home of the best pasta I ever ate. Save the whites and freeze them in a ziploc or old ice cube tray to use for glazing bread/bagels or dump into scrambled eggs.

          1. Some health food stores might have it in bulk. I asked on the San Francisco board and someone kindly replied I'd find it at Rainbow -- they were right. I've been using 1 1/2 cups flour (1/2 00 and 1/2 unbleached) to 2 eggs. I don't know if I'd like all 00. I've heard it's harder to knead so I just do 1/2 of each.