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Offline sanchez

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"Baker's & Chef's" high gluten flour from Sams Club.
« on: April 30, 2007, 05:18:43 AM »
While shopping at Sam's Club yesterday I noticed they had 50lb bags of flour by a company called "Baker's & Chef's".  They had 3 styles: High Gluten, AP, and bread flour.  The label on the High Gluten said it was good for Thin crust pizza, bagels, keiser rolls, and hearth breads.  I was wondering if any of you have tried this flour as a replacement to the common pizzamaking.com flour favorties like KASL, KABF, GMHK, etc?  The 50lb bag was very well priced at $12.13.  Seams like a steel if it's decent flour.

Here is a link
http://www.samsclub.com/shopping/navigate.do?dest=5&item=192166&pCatg=2439


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Re: "Baker's & Chef's" high gluten flour from Sams Club.
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2007, 11:34:59 AM »
I would stay on the safe side and stay away from the bromated flours.

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Re: "Baker's & Chef's" high gluten flour from Sams Club.
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2007, 06:55:21 AM »
I don't know anything about Bromated flour.  Whats the downside to using it?

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Re: "Baker's & Chef's" high gluten flour from Sams Club.
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2007, 07:06:59 AM »
Bromate is a carcinogen supposedly.
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Re: "Baker's & Chef's" high gluten flour from Sams Club.
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2007, 07:08:46 AM »
sanchez,

This is a highly controversial subject where you will have to make up your own mind. The matter of bromated flour was debated in depth recently at http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,4867.msg41290.html#msg41290. For a CliffsNotes version, see the definition of Potassium Bromate in the Pizza Glossary at http://www.pizzamaking.com/pizza_glossary.html#P.

Peter
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