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Good bread flour for home baking?

doublejnyc Aug 25, 2013 10:46 PM

Any suggestions for finding quality and/or artisanal bread flour for home baking in Manhattan, Brooklyn or Queens? Preferably NOT run-of-the-mill super market brands. I'd like to make a hearty, french sour boule. If not in these 3 boroughs, perhaps an online source then?

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    bcc Aug 26, 2013 09:15 AM

    Many people like King Arthur's bread flour with 12.5% protein.

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    1. re: bcc
      Ttrockwood Aug 26, 2013 01:38 PM

      +1 for king arthur's, i use their other varities, fairway and whole foods sell a good selection- call the store bf you visit, can vary by location. Amazon sells it too.

      1. re: Ttrockwood
        foodwhisperer Aug 26, 2013 02:18 PM

        Sullivan St and Gran Daisy use King Arthur flour

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      thegforceny Aug 26, 2013 09:44 AM

      Suggest you post on Home Cooking board for smaller brands / online sources.

      1. scoopG Aug 26, 2013 02:04 PM


        1. Monica Aug 27, 2013 07:17 AM

          I don't know where you live but go to the ugliest supermarket in a nice neighborhood(like Associate in NYC) and most likely they carry the King Arthur's flour at the lowest price.

          I am in NJ and I go to Shop Rite and they have the cheapest price on King Arthur's flour.

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          1. re: Monica
            Ttrockwood Aug 27, 2013 05:33 PM

            Good idea! The OP needs their bread flour though and the most common king arthur stores sell is just the AP.

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            momosz Aug 30, 2013 11:47 AM

            There's a vendor at the union square green market on Saturdays that sells different kinds of flour.

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