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Old 07-10-2008, 08:38 AM   #71
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I get about 5 ounces per cup.
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I get about 5 ounces per cup.
I get 4. If you stir the flour and spoon it into the cup, your cup is lighter. If you're making a cake, it does make a difference. Bread, not so much.
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Old 07-10-2008, 12:14 PM   #73
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I think that is why cakes call for sifted flour. EIther way, that is slightly over 8 loaves of bread, per 5 pound bag, or 50 cents a loaf. I think that the real savings is in the yeast. Those little packets cost tons of money.
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Old 07-12-2008, 04:23 AM   #74
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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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A 5-lb bag of flour is about 75 1/4-cup (30g) servings (per the nutritional information panel on a bag of Gold Medal flour) - 5-lb x 16 (to convert lbs to oz) = 80-oz, 75 divided by 4 (to convert from 1/4 cups to cups) = 18.75 cups. 80-oz divided by 18.75 cups = 4.267 oz per cup.

So, in the simplest terms - 18-19 cups per 5-lb bag.
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Old 07-21-2008, 12:22 PM   #75
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I didn't realize there was a difference in brands of flour... I just use what I can get cheapest. The commissary doesn't have a ton of options so I use Gold Medal a lot. I make all of our bread products (except hotdog and hamburger buns) from scratch and haven't had an issue. Although I'm still trying to find that sandwich bread recipe that I LOVE.
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Old 07-21-2008, 02:35 PM   #76
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I buy King Arthur flour largely due to its lack of bromide and bleach. Generally speaking I prefer ingredients as unaltered as possible. However I think that it is just as important to buy ingredients from a store that does a high volume in a given item.
Case in point, I was in a low volume wine and beer store a few days ago, and they had a beer that is not readily available and that I like. On a whim, I checked their inventory records (they are usually on the computer), and the beer had been sitting on a warm shelf for over a year. I didn't buy that beer.
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Old 07-21-2008, 03:11 PM   #77
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Just got a 2 pound brick of Red Star (dry active) Yeast Saturday.

Under $5.

Same place has ConAgra APF for around $11 / 25 pound bag.
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Same place has ConAgra APF for around $11 / 25 pound bag.
that flour is definitely going to come from genetically modified wheat, if that matters to you.
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I get Red Star as well. Last I checked, our local Costco sells it for around $2.79. It does freeze well, and considering that those little packets cost around 50 cents, is a really good buy.
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