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In Praise of Gold Medal Bread Flour

Been using this for bread and last night for Pizza. Really superb stuff. Pizza crust turned out amazing. The perfect combination of chew and crunch.

Buck or so less a bag then the King Arthur and every bit as good if you ask me.

I think the Gold Medal All Purpose Flour product is also excellent.

Just the smeall of the bread flour when you open the bag is marvelous. It has that slight yellowish tint which to me says winter wheat. Which is probably correct with the high protein content. Not quite as yellow as Durum, but heading in that direction.

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  1. I've been using GM bread flour, and it seems fine to me. I'm about out of it and about to start on the 50 lb bag of bread flour we got at Costco for like $13 (I know, I know, it was an ACCIDENT, I thought it was a 25 lb bag). Then there's the 25 lb bag of AP we got for about $6.

    I think I love Costco . . .

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    1. re: ZenSojourner

      Got a membership for the local restaurant supply place. They have some excellent flour for small money. Here in Boston there is even a Flour supplier, but how many 50 pound bags do ya need?

      1. re: StriperGuy

        um just one thank you, I'll pick it up when you post you've gotten it, thanks
        [winking here ***]

      2. re: ZenSojourner

        for those two things for sure. husband bought us a Sams Club membership in stead and dropped Costco. not in love at all with Sams and never go in there. oh well, when we're at the kids house for Thanksgiving, I'll steal their card and go buy flour. I have a about 15-20lbs left of ap flour for my baking needs around the holidays and an unopened GM bread flour in outside freezer. I'm surprised how many recipes I've run across that do call for bread flour.

        1. re: iL Divo

          We had a bag of really great durum flour that we bought at the local resto supply. 50# for $14 but sadly we don't have huge freezer space and 1/2 of it went stale on us... Oh well.

          Did make some beautiful pasta, bread, and pizza with it...

          1. re: StriperGuy

            SInce a bag of GM bread flour runs me $4 for 5 lbs, if half of it goes stale before I can use it, that's still 25 lbs for about $6 or $7. I'll still be way ahead.

            1. re: ZenSojourner

              Don't get me wrong, the big bags are a wicked bargain. Just wish I had the freezer space to store it properly...

              1. re: StriperGuy

                Hey, I tried to get my son to buy the $85 deep freeze on craig's list.

                He wouldn't go for it though. >:(

      3. Striper since you mentioned pizza and buying in bulk, its worth researching which flour you are buying and which formulation. Some formulations of All Trumps (high gluten) are bromated, some note, some bleached. Similar with the other bread flours (supermarket flour falls into this) and their all purpose. Its worth considering that and getting enough info before investing in 50lbs of flour.

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        1. re: itaunas

          Yah, the only only 50# I bought was Durum.

          I don't quite go through enough to make the 50# bags really worth it...