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Old 12-17-2007, 02:12 PM   #1
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King Arthur Flour

After making bread for the past year at least 4 times a week, I finally ordered King Arthur flour. I had heard from many sources that it's one of the very best for bread but actually, I wondered how much difference it could really make. I've been using Diamond bread flour that I got in a 20# bag from Sam's and I thought it was pretty good - it always got eaten immediately.

Well, I made bread last night with the King Arthur and WOW!!!!! It was honestly the best bread I've ever made! Amazing the difference it made. So now, I think I will branch out and try making some whole wheat breads. Is King Arthur still the way to go?

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Old 12-17-2007, 02:17 PM   #2
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It's hard to go wrong with any KA product.
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Old 12-17-2007, 02:17 PM   #3
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I think so, because when you order from them, they are sending you fresh product. When you buy at the supermarket, even if you're buying King Arthur, you have no idea how long it's sat in the warehouse before being put on the shelf. The fresher the flour, the better the product.

A good friend of mine used to grind her own wheat berries, and the bread she would make was incomparable!
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Old 12-17-2007, 02:22 PM   #4
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I never thought of that, June, but I'm sure the flour at the store is much older than what KA shipped me. I didn't realize it would make a difference but that, too, makes perfect sense.
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Old 12-17-2007, 02:25 PM   #5
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If you shop at a big busy supermarket, I doubt the flour is there for long. Especially during this time of year.
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Old 12-17-2007, 02:28 PM   #6
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It's odd, the stores I shop at in my neighborhood don't carry King Arthur flours.
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Old 12-17-2007, 03:13 PM   #7
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If you can't find it locally, I guess your only option is to mail order.
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Yep, Andy, that's what I did. It worked out great - now my only problem is not ordering all the other cool baking goodies and gadgets they offer!
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Old 12-17-2007, 03:21 PM   #9
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They do have a lot of good stuff!
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It's odd, the stores I shop at in my neighborhood don't carry King Arthur flours.
Go to the King Artuher web site. It has a search engine to find the nearest store that sells their products. Also, order their catalog, lots of good stuff in it, and it's not limited to flour. In fact, when my catalog arrives, I find someone to come over to my house and hide all my credit cards before I open it.
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