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Old 01-17-2009, 11:20 AM   #21
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Did you know you can make your own "Wondra" by whirling a-p flour in your food processor? Saves money and storage space. The same way you can make superfine sugar out of regular cane sugar.
Yes I knew that and thanks for the reminder.
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Old 01-17-2009, 02:53 PM   #22
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We still use KA's flours but water their higher priced flours with more affordable Bob's, Pillsbury and Gold Medal flours.
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Old 01-17-2009, 03:03 PM   #23
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I feel about all purpose flour like I feel about all purpose potatoes; I don't like them. If I want to make mashed potatoes, I want russets. When I make potato salad, I want a waxy potato. All purpose things are too much of a compromise for me.

But to be honest, I am a one person flour. I like to find one flour, learn its sublities, and stick with that flour. I only like to make yeast breads with King Arthur Traditional WW flour and make cookies and such with an organic soft whole wheat flour. I'm after flavor, and the care that was taken in producing the grain. And I am willing to pay for it. Although I have never paid over $4.00 for a 5# bag of KA ww flour, I certainly would pay $5. or more.
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Old 01-17-2009, 03:08 PM   #24
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I feel about all purpose flour like I feel about all purpose potatoes; I don't like them. If I want to make mashed potatoes, I want russets. When I make potato salad, I want a waxy potato. All purpose things are too much of a compromise for me.

But to be honest, I am a one person flour. I like to find one flour, learn its sublities, and stick with that flour. I only like to make yeast breads with King Arthur Traditional WW flour and make cookies and such with an organic soft whole wheat flour. I'm after flavor, and the care that was taken in producing the grain. And I am willing to pay for it. Although I have never paid over $4.00 for a 5# bag of KA ww flour, I certainly would pay $5. or more.
KA is selling a lot of flours in dinky 3 lb bags.
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Old 01-21-2009, 10:04 AM   #25
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Thumbs up King Arthur Flour

I only use King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour.
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Old 01-21-2009, 10:58 AM   #26
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For general cooking, I used to buy the well known brands, but after trying the cheap "own brand" supermarket flour, I found there was no difference.
However for breadmaking I buy Allison's.
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