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Jan 27, 2009 09:50 PM

I am looking for...

I am looking for a place where I can buy bread flour in 5 to 10 KG packages for home baking. The big box supermarkets don't seem to carry this.
This is flour specifically made for making bread and has a higher gluten content then all purpose flour.

I am also looking for Morton's Tender Quick - also known as Curing Salt, Prague Powder, Instacure, Potassium Nitrate or Saltpetre.

Anyone know of a place to find these items in the Montreal area?

Thanks in advance for all suggestions.

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  1. I have seen (and bought, when I have run out of my precious King Arthur unbleached bread flour) the big bags of bread flour at both Loblaws and IGA - and yes, bread flour, not AP.

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    1. re: maisonbistro

      Were they really bigger than 2.5kg? The only bread flour I've seen in my local supermarkets are La Milanaise in 2kg bags and Robin Hood in 2.5kg bags.

    2. Aubut on St Amboise carries huge bags of flour - definitely 10kg and up - though I didn't pay enough attention to the types they had available. 3975 rue Saint-Ambroise, Montréal - (514) 933-0939

      As for food grade potassium nitrate, I'm not sure as I'm only familiar with the fireworks grade material ;) Maybe Boucherie Claude in Atwater market would know as they offered to cure hams for me (i.e. not smoked, but just cured) if I wanted and presumably would know where to get curing salt. Though finding uncooked unsmoked ham in this city is a chore to say the least (but that's a whole other story).


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      1. re: pyropaul99

        Aubut only carries 2.5kg or 20kg bags of flour, and their selection of bread flour is pretty small (I think they actually only have Robin Hood bread flour in the big format). I can't seem to find any in-between formats either. One good thing about Aubut is that they consistently stock La Milanaise white bread flour, which is almost impossible to find anywhere else.

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