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Offline pavelbure

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hodgson mill bread flour
« on: February 02, 2007, 01:01:24 PM »
i went to the store and bought this:

commerce24.pair.com/webstaff/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=02010&Category_Code=naturalflours


it was either this or king arthurs bread flour. has anyone tried this brand yet ? also, anyone know the protein % that is in this flour ? i cant seem to find it anywhere.


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Re: hodgson mill bread flour
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2007, 05:59:40 PM »
I just finished up my 3rd or 4th box of this brand.  It's approximately 13% protein.  (grams of protein divided by grams of flour; 4g/30g = .13).  As you might have guessed, there's 4 grams of protein to each 1/4 cup (30 grams) of flour.  You can find additional nutrition information at Hodgson Mill's website.

When compared to all-purpose flour, I found it quite good, but still not 100% "pizzeria taste" because you'll notice the bread flavor to some extent.  The contributors here seem to know better than I do about the available flours, so I'll take this US retail-available item for what it's worth and recommend you try it anyway. 

On the other hand, after reading the forums here recently (thank you, people) I managed to find King Arthur Unbleached Bread Flour (also with 13% protein - 12.7%, according to their web site) at the same store (Redner's) that carried the Hodgson Mill.  For about 50 cents more, you get a 5 lb bag instead of a 2 lb box/bag of the HM.  KAUBF is also 4g of protein to a 30g (1/4 cup) measurement.  I will be trying my first pie tonight and if it's NOT as good as the HM, I will post later.  Yet somehow I doubt I will after reading so many good comments here about it.

From what I've read here recently, one of the "ultimate" flours the consumer can find is generally regarded to be King Arthur's Sir Lancelot Hi-Gluten Flour, a 3 lb bag you can order from their web site.  KASLHGF is 14.2% protein, according to their web site.

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Re: hodgson mill bread flour
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2007, 07:19:17 PM »
happenin,

As noted at this post, http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,1548.msg19068.html#msg19068 (Reply 14), the labeling information on protein content of flours may not be exact. The best source is the spec sheets put out by the source, such as King Arthur does for most of its flours.

Peter