ISO White Rice Flour, Preferably in Bulk, Preferably in East/North Bay
Anyone know where I can get my hands on white rice flour in Berkeley/Oakland or Marin? I've had no trouble finding brown rice flour, but I'm trying to make something a little more delicate. TIA
Asian groceries have white rice flour, which is usually a more finely ground than those available at whole foods for instance.
Careful to buy rice flour and not sweet rice flour. For delicate cooking, you may need to use a blend.
I have Celiac disease, so have to cook/bake gluten-free. I buy my tapioca, potato starch, white rice and sweet rice flour at Asian groceries. You probably have a 99 Ranch up in that area.
For a very fine grind, Authentic food can be found online, but it is very expensive for the benefit IMO.
I believe the Food Mill has white rice flour in their (extensive) bulk section. Call to be sure.
3033 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94602
Thanks, these are great suggestions. I'm actually using the rice flour in a couple recipes that just happen to be gluten-free, both from Greg Patent's cookbook "Baking in America." One is a type of pound cake from the early 1800's called 'Mrs. Goodfellow's Dover Cake', and the other is an almond/rum butter sponge cake.
I've had such good success with this cookbook, which is a recreation of American recipes from as far back as the late 18th century, that I thought I'd try these 2 cakes and share them with some non wheat-eating friends. I'm encouraged that there are no other additions or binders such as xantham gum, etc.
Indian grocery stores almost always have it in 5 lb. bags. I think I bought mine at the grocery store next to Vik's (and owned by the same people) in West Berkeley.
The berkeley bowl definitely has both white rice and sweet rice flour, as well as Mochiko (Japanese rice flour). They are all packaged and I'm not sure if they sell it in bulk...
Maybe farther north than you had in mind, but Oliver's Market, in Cotati, has white rice flour in their bulk section.