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ISO pumpernickel flour in SF

wineguy7 Apr 13, 2011 04:16 PM

Any leads on a source for this flour?

  1. wolfe Apr 13, 2011 04:22 PM

    I believe I bought something called pumpernickel rye flour at Rainbow.

    1. Robert Lauriston Apr 13, 2011 04:30 PM

      That's just a name some mills use for rye flour. Does the recipe specify a brand? Different mills use it for not particularly similar products, so depending on the brand you might get coarse whole-grain rye flour or fine polished rye flour with bran added.

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      1. re: Robert Lauriston
        wineguy7 Apr 14, 2011 11:29 AM

        I've been looking for something coarser than what I have seen in the bulk bins at Rainbow or Other Avenues. King Arthur calls Pumpernickel Flour the rye equivalent of whole wheat flour and sells their Pumpernickel flour online @ $8.95 for 3 pounds. I think that is too high.

        1. re: wineguy7
          Robert Lauriston Apr 14, 2011 11:46 AM

          If you want coarse, look for Bob's Red Mill Pumpernickel Dark Rye Meal.

          Rainbow doesn't have anything appropriate in their bulk bins? I'm surprised. You might also check out Lehr's.

          Lehr's German Specialties
          1581 Church St, San Francisco, CA

          1. re: wineguy7
            Robert Lauriston Apr 14, 2011 11:47 AM

            The Russian stores out on Geary are another possibility.

            1. re: Robert Lauriston
              wineguy7 Apr 14, 2011 12:33 PM

              Thanks, Robert.

        2. Zeldog Apr 13, 2011 05:57 PM

          Rainbow in the bulk section or in 1 lb bags in the flour section, probably at Whole foods as well. You are not likely to find it at Safeway, but stores that carry Bob's Red Mill products probably will have it. Good Life in Bernal Heights, Molly Stone, Canyon Market, that sort of place.

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