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Offline eahunter

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$20 flour?
« on: March 16, 2013, 12:01:42 AM »
I got a nice bonus at work, so I splurged on some nice steaks at the local specialty market.I have just recently started making bread and pizza dough.  I had heard about 00 flour, and when I saw it I grabbed it.  With the expensive steaks,  I didn't notice the price until I got home, but the 5 pound bag of flour was $20.  It's Giusto's organic 00 pizza flour. Does that sound right?

Is this a good brand?


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Re: $20 flour?
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2013, 12:09:59 AM »
Is it this one?

http://giustos.com/home_baker/flours/pasta-pizza-flours/organic-00-unbleached-flour.html


IMO, Giustos makes outstanding bread flour. I've tried this one as well several custom pizza blends from Giustos and did not find them suitable for the kind of Neapolitan-style pizzas I enjoy.

Regardless, buying a single bag from Giustos is pretty expensive. I always order the 6-pack. Also, Giustos has historically offered a discount to members here.



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Re: $20 flour?
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2013, 12:15:17 AM »
Bill, thanks for the reply, yes, that's exactly it.  Can you explain to me what 00 flour is? I've been using KABF to this point.  Is this flour worth 20 bucks?

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Re: $20 flour?
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2013, 12:26:11 AM »
You may find this useful.
http://www.thekitchn.com/whats-the-deal-with-00-flour-108281
Worth 20 bucks? Not to me.

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Re: $20 flour?
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2013, 12:30:31 AM »
I had just read that too, tombiasi, thank you for your input.  I don't think my skills are up to telling the difference enough to warrant a $20 bag of flour. If someone can tell me that its worth the expense, I may keep it and try it, but it seems pretty steep.  I was wondering if it was rare or something.

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Re: $20 flour?
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2013, 04:10:47 PM »
There is a good chance you may find that you like it or other '00' flours less than KABF for making pizza. As the link above hints to, '00' only refers to the milling - nothing more. There are many different '00' flours, but they do all have one thing in common - there is no magic in any of them; and I don't know of any that are optimal for making pizza in a home oven. If I didn't have a WFO, I would use KAAP for pizza.

Pizza is not bread.

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Re: $20 flour?
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2013, 04:50:29 PM »
eahunter,
Three words my friend..."save that receipt".   ;D

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Re: $20 flour?
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2013, 11:25:32 PM »
Bill, thanks for the reply, yes, that's exactly it.  Can you explain to me what 00 flour is? I've been using KABF to this point.  Is this flour worth 20 bucks?

It's not "worth it" if you consider I can get 55 lbs of Caputo 00 in East Podunk, NC for $43.  Depending where you are in the world, you may even be able to do better than that! I asked a guy at my local Italian market to order it for me. Ultimately you'll have to decide what YOU like, and what's best for what YOU are trying to make. 😊

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« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2013, 10:19:40 AM »
It's not "worth it" if you consider I can get 55 lbs of Caputo 00 in East Podunk, NC for $43.  Depending where you are in the world, you may even be able to do better than that! I asked a guy at my local Italian market to order it for me. Ultimately you'll have to decide what YOU like, and what's best for what YOU are trying to make. 😊

John K
Exactly...it is priceless if it gets you where you want to be....

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