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Bread Making Supplies

PattiCakes Nov 13, 2012 08:17 AM

I am looking for a local (Philly or Montgomery County) source for artisan bread-making supplies. I use the Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day, and AB in5 Healthy Breads as my recipe books. My local Giant has some of the King Arthur flours and some Bob's Red Mill grains, but I am looking for items I now purchase on line from King Arthur. Things like grain mixes to add to bread (7 grain, 12 grain), cracked wheat berries, honey wheat berry blend, & etc. Any ideas. I live near Willow Grove, so that's the optimum location.

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    Adree1 Nov 16, 2012 09:06 PM

    I go to Swann's Pantry for my bread baking supplies. they have a variety of flours, even different varieties of rye and whole wheat. It's all sold in a bulk form and is fresh. they have 2 stores, one in Exton and the other in Quakertown.

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      cook262 Nov 13, 2012 05:53 PM

      Whole Foods carries many of the items you mention. If Whole Food doesn't have a specific item, they might order a case and put what you don't want on a shelf. They did that for me for two Bob's items about two years ago.

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        Bigley9 Nov 13, 2012 12:29 PM

        You might check Jonathan best - there is one in Chestnut Hill that might not be too bad of a trip. They have a huge selection of Bob's products and at least some King Arthur in the Reading Terminal Market store

        1. phillybakingqueen Nov 13, 2012 11:41 AM

          Whole Foods has some of those things in their bulk section.

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            cwdonald Nov 13, 2012 09:16 AM

            Patti have you checked either Trader Joes or Whole Foods, either in Jenkintown or North Wales. I am sure either would have the wheat berries not sure about some of the others.

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              PattiCakes Nov 13, 2012 10:45 AM

              Not yet, but I will! Thanks, CW.

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