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Old 06-23-2008, 04:21 PM   #61
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Like I really need that idea to bounce around my head.

All the questions, all the possibilities.

I wonder if I can convert my coffee grinder into a flour mill? Wife may stop complaining about having it around (My grinder is about the size of a KA600. LOL)
Sorry I brought it up. NOT!
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Old 07-02-2008, 09:57 AM   #62
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I buy cheap flour for 50 (Euro)cents per kilo. Whole-grain is too expensive for my liking.
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Old 07-02-2008, 06:10 PM   #63
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Sir Lancelot has gotten so expensive that I've begun to cut back on the proportion of it which I use in my bread making. Unfortunately, for sour ryebread, there seems to be no good substitute for first clear flour. Thank goodnesss that Pillsbury bread flour has not gone through the roof (last time I looked), but I don't bake bread in the summer. I considewr bread and beans to be the staff of life and the price of both has risen far more than the gov's cpi.
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Old 07-02-2008, 07:51 PM   #64
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I'm a prolific baker and have used Gold Medal unbleached all purpose flour for many years - it's excellent.
me too, i also have used the store brands over the years. usually less expensive. i figure baking is cheaper than a hunting rifle, or a fishing trip. all in your point of view. lol

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I agree the cost of flour has gone way up. I am out of bread and do not have time to bake till the weekend, I nnede to buy a loaf. Thinking that I would replace my homebaked bread with fresh baked bread, I bought a loaf at Zarros. Thye are a NYC baker. $3.75. A loaf of NYT uses 3 cups of flour. I am not sure how much 3 cups weighs, so I can calculate what the flour costs, but, I bet it is not that much.

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Old 07-09-2008, 09:13 PM   #66
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Flour here has topped at 10 pesos a kilo (roughly $1 for 2.2 pounds), and the price has been frozen by Presidente Calderon on this and 149 other staples until at least the end of this year.
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Old 07-09-2008, 09:53 PM   #67
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I agree the cost of flour has gone way up. I am out of bread and do not have time to bake till the weekend, I nnede to buy a loaf. Thinking that I would replace my homebaked bread with fresh baked bread, I bought a loaf at Zarros. Thye are a NYC baker. $3.75. A loaf of NYT uses 3 cups of flour. I am not sure how much 3 cups weighs, so I can calculate what the flour costs, but, I bet it is not that much.

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By the time you add everything else in the recipe into the equation - 3-3.5 cups of flour will usually produce a 1-lb loaf. At least, that has been my experience.
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Old 07-09-2008, 10:59 PM   #68
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I make NYT bread using 1# of Gold Medal AP flour ($1.68 per 5# bag) and pay $2.16 for 1# of SAF Instant yeast. My NYT bread ends up costing about $.40 per loaf not including the gas to bake two loaves. Pretty darn cheap in my book.

I feel bad that flour prices have not moved here in quite some time. I just bought flour on Monday at the local Marc's discount store and paid $1.68 for 5# of GM AP, and $2.58 for Bob's Redmill bread flour. Bought 20# of each. Guess it's just a matter of time before it catches up with us here.

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Thank you all. I suppose that the information rhat I was trying to elicit, was the number of cups of flour in a 5# bag.
I know this is probably not an exact constant, but, a general number would be OK.
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Thank you all. I suppose that the information rhat I was trying to elicit, was the number of cups of flour in a 5# bag.
I know this is probably not an exact constant, but, a general number would be OK.
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About 4 cups per pound.
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