Hello my fellow CCers. I am in the Rochester NY area visiting my in laws. When I went to Tops, they had King Arthur all purpose flour on sale (2 5lb bags for $5). I picked some up since the price of flour is crazy. My question is this, I keep hearing a lot of you talking about King Arthur Flour and just wondering if you use the all purpose kind, and is it better than generic flour? I will go pick up more if everyone likes it. Thanks
I only use King Arthur and in my area it's on sale for $2.50 a 5# bag so I picked up 4 bags and put them in ziplocs and popped them in the freezer. I have a major wedding cake in June and Since all I here about is how high prices are going to be I 'm going to stock up!!
I never knew you could freeze flour. I may go get some more and do the same! Thanks for the idea.
I keep it in the freezer to keep the little critters from infesting it. Just let it come to room temperature before using. Oh, and I use the unbleached all purpose flour.
I only use King Arthur flour for my AP flour, it is very high quality. And the freezer is a great place to store it (in a freezer bag of course). That keeps the critters out, as christeena said, but also kills any weevil larvae that may be alive in there when you buy it. (Totally gross, I know, but I once knew a food scientist's daughter who froze every bag of flour for 24 hours before using it because her dad told her ALL flour has the larvae in it. I have no idea if this is really true.)
Definitely freezing now. If there is even a chance of that being true.