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Can I use 'bread' flour for Artisan 5-min bread?

beggsy Sep 9, 2008 12:29 PM

I have about 2 cups of regular flour and the rest would be 'bread' flour (Robin Hood/Canada) -- can I save myself a trip to the store and use the bread flour? Thx!

  1. Calipoutine Sep 9, 2008 01:29 PM

    Yep, you can use bread flour. There is a really long thread( started by me) over on Egullet. The author weighs in with answers to many questions including the bread flour question.

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    1. re: Calipoutine
      MMRuth Sep 9, 2008 01:31 PM

      By the way - I just bought this book, and while I've not tried it yet, there is a major errata sheet on their website, which I'd suggest that anyone using the book check out.

    2. leanneabe Sep 9, 2008 01:26 PM

      You should be fine with bread flour. I think the 5-minute book calls for regular AP flour because they want people to feel like they can just jump into bread baking, without having to go buy specific bread flour. It's like how they don't differentiate between instant or active yeast. Their philosophy seems to be, if you have it and it'll get you baking faster, use it!

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        karykat Sep 9, 2008 12:34 PM

        I would think it would work fine. Give it a try and let us know how it works.

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          FriedClamFanatic Sep 9, 2008 12:31 PM

          Not sure what recipe you're following, but I use King Arthur Bread Flour in all my Artisan Recipes

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          1. re: FriedClamFanatic
            beggsy Sep 9, 2008 12:46 PM

            I am using the one from the 'Artisan Bread in Five Minutes A Day' book.. I'll give it a shot. Can't hurt and it's pouring rain -- I have no interest in going out!

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