Favorite Ap Flour

Decorating By GrandmaG Updated 9 Nov 2009 , 1:24pm by Texas_Rose

GrandmaG Posted 14 Oct 2009 , 3:24pm
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Does any one have a favorite brand of AP flour or are they all the same? I've been buying bulk at Sam's but wondering lately if it's good flour.

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grandmom Posted 14 Oct 2009 , 3:40pm
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I love Pillsbury Unbleached. For a white cake I will use bleached though.

GrandmaG Posted 14 Oct 2009 , 9:26pm
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Thanks grandmom! Anyone else?

crisseyann Posted 14 Oct 2009 , 9:35pm
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I use whatever is the cheapest. Meijer store brand usually but sometimes Gold Medal will be on sale. I haven't ever noticed a difference.

jammjenks Posted 14 Oct 2009 , 10:16pm
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I use the Walmart brand.

emlashlee Posted 8 Nov 2009 , 2:37pm
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I'm so glad you posted this, GrandmaG. My local grocery store has a 5 lb. bag of Pillsbury flour on sale for $1 (limit 5). The Gold Medal brand I usually buy is $2.50, so I was wondering if I should go for the cheaper one. Guess I will. Thanks! icon_smile.gif

kelleym Posted 8 Nov 2009 , 2:41pm
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King Arthur, unbleached.

auntmamie Posted 8 Nov 2009 , 3:07pm
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Originally Posted by jammjenks

I use the Walmart brand.

Same here - unless I need cake flour, which is King Arthur Queen Genevieve. WM is just fine for my AP.

Cakepro Posted 8 Nov 2009 , 3:08pm
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Honestly, I think all AP flours are pretty consistently the same. I just buy the 25 lb bags of Peter Pan flour from Sam's, but over the years have used almost every brand under the sun. I put my money in the better brands of butter, cream, buttermilk, sour cream, cream cheese, extracts, etc...but cheap flour seems to perform identically to the brand name flours. icon_smile.gif

chefjulie Posted 8 Nov 2009 , 3:28pm
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I like King Arthur, as well, but it's hard to find in my area icon_sad.gif

momma28 Posted 8 Nov 2009 , 3:52pm
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I use wm or food lion brand. Tried the bakers and chefs in large bags at sams and it didnt work well at all. Different brands can have different protein contents. Cake flour typically has 8 grams of protein per 4 ounces, bread flour 14 grams, Ap can have anywhere from 8 to 14 grams of protein per 4 ounces of flour so there can be a huge difference in how tough your finished product is. You can determine the protein amount in your flour by multiplying the number of grams of protein in 113 grams of flour (listed in nutritional information label on package) by 100 and then dividing by 113. hth

(sorry made a typo and fixed it, the equation should work now icon_rolleyes.gif )

JenniferMI Posted 9 Nov 2009 , 12:57pm
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I buy what's on sale icon_smile.gif

Jen icon_smile.gif

CookieD-oh Posted 9 Nov 2009 , 1:10pm
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King Arthur all the way!

Kitagrl Posted 9 Nov 2009 , 1:23pm
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I either buy what's on sale, or King Arthur, which can be found at Walmart.

Texas_Rose Posted 9 Nov 2009 , 1:24pm
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I use the store brands. I notice a difference in granulated sugar by brand, but flour seems to be pretty much the same.

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