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Offline drmatt357

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Can flour get old?
« on: May 30, 2014, 12:04:05 AM »
So I have a 50lb bag of Bouncer HGF. For a number of reasons, I haven't made pizza in nearly a year. The bag has been in my freezer, opened yet rolled down, the entire time. It seems that my crust just isn't as good. Kind of a hard, crackery thing going on.

Can flour just get old and not work well?



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Re: Can flour get old?
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2014, 10:13:26 AM »
Dr. Matt,

Yes, flour can get old and not perform as well but if you have kept the flour in the freezer the entire time it should be usable for some time. However, according to this Cook's Illustrated Q&A reproduced at http://www.bookofjoe.com/2010/08/helpful-hints-from-joeeze-should-you-freeze-flour.html, you should let the flour warm up before using.

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Re: Can flour get old?
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2014, 04:09:07 PM »
Also keep in mind that there are oils in the flour that will oxides over time, even in a freezer.
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Re: Can flour get old?
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2014, 05:05:31 PM »
That's kind of what I was thinking. Thanks guys.


 

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