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Dec 11, 2013 01:01 PM

Where can you find baking supplies

Trying to find high gluten flour, high gluten bread flour, and fresh yeast in Torrance, CA area.

Any ideas?

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      1. Can't speak for in Torrance, but...

        A-1 Italian Grocery in San Pedro has 1 pound blocks of fresh yeast. They're on 8th street about a block or so East from Pacific.

        Your best bet for the high gluten stuff is to hit up any local supermarket (or Smart & Final type place if you're looking for larger quantities) and get some King Arthur flour/bread flour and some Bob's Red Mill Vital Wheat Gluten to help raise the protein levels.

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        1. re: Novelli

          There is a place in Torrance called Cookin' Stuff on Sepulveda. Went in there a couple of years ago and it appeared to only sell cooking equipment, but you could call and ask. I would think they would know any local places that supply the necessary flour and yeast.

        2. My local Whole Foods sells high gluten flour in the bulk bins.

          Smart & Final sells their house brand Romanelli HG flour in 25# bags. If your local store doesn't carry it, ask them to special-order it from the warehouse.

          Lastly, Restaurant Depot has a warehouse store in Torrance. They are wholesale-only, but you can get a free membership if you can provide a business license (doesn't need to be in foodservice) or have proof you work for a 501(c)3 charity.

          Restaurant Depot sells several brands of HG flour in 50# or 25# bags.

          1. Smart n Final too on the flours. Not sure they have fresh yeast, and frankly, I don't recall Restaurant Depot having fresh yeast, though I've never expressly looked for it there.