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Welcome To The Big Flour Test

There are few topics that focus a baker's attention like flour. We all know what the best flour is, it's the one we're using! But, we still want to hear about what other people say, and why. So, we try other flours, we read about other flours, and we look for the best flour. More information about why we tested and how we tested is available at these links, or the links to the left.

Before we get to the tests themselves, it's worth mentioning that we are not connected with any of the vendors mentioned below. We can't tell you where to find any of these flours outside our own home town, and we have no idea why the vendor discontinued your favorite flour, or why your favorite recipe is no longer on the back of the package. And now... here's the tests we've run.



Flour Test
20% Bran Flour (as per Dan Leader)
20% Bran Flour with 10% Rye Flour
Arrowhead Mills Kamut Flour
Baker's and Chef's Flour from Sam's Club
Bob's Red Mill All Purpose Organic Flour
Gold Medal Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
Hungarian High Altitude Bleached All-Purpose Flour
Hungarian High Altitude Whole Wheat Flour
King Arthur's All-Purpose Flour
Morrison's Peter Pan All-Purpose Flour
Nitro-Pak Hard Red Winter Wheat, ground at home
Nitro-Pak Hard White Winter Wheat, ground at home
Pillsbury's Softasilk Cake Flour
Pioneer All-Purpose Flour
Rocky Mountain Milling's Alpine Organic Artisan White flour
Safeway Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
VitaSpelt White Spelt Flour
Wheat Montana Natural White Flour
Wheat Montana Prairie Gold