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Flour Test Results Chart

More than a few people have commented that they'd like to have a single page with some sort of graph, or chart, of the results of the flour tests. So, here it is. All ratings are on the classic 1 - 10 scale, with 1 being just awful and 10 being perfect.

We looked at the rise of the breads with each flour, and then the quality of the breads. We also mention the protein content of the flours, as well as the price of the flours, which is liable to change at any time.

Also, with the exception of the cake flour, which was totally unsuited to bread making, all the flours in this test can make good breads. Using a better flour can help, but the most ingredient remains the skill of the baker.

Flour % Protein Price for 5 lbs Rise Bohemian Rye Ciabatta Simple Sourdough Pan Bread Three Stage French
20% Bran 11.00% $1.04 8 9 9 9 9
20% Bran w/rye 11.00% $1.10 7 8 9 9 9
Arrowhead Mills Kamut 11.40% $9.98 5 4 4 4 4
Bakers and Chef's Flour from Sam's Club 11.00% $0.64 8 6 6 6 6
Bob's Red Mill Unbleached Organic White Wheat Flour 11.70% $3.15 10 9 10 9 10
Gold Medal All-Purpose Unbleached Flour 10.00% $0.89 8 9 10 8 8
Hungarian High Altitude Unbleached All Purpose Flour 10.00% $1.00 8 10 8 9 7
Hungarian High Altitude Whole Wheat Flour 13.30% $1.49 10 6 9 9 6
King Arthur's All Purpose Flour 10.00% $2.49 10 10 10 10 9
Morrison's Peter Pan All-Purpose Flour 10.00% $0.89 10 9 10 9 9
Nitro-Pak Hard Red Winter Wheat 11.00% $5.73 4 3 3 3 3
Nitro-Pak Hard White Winter Wheat 11.00% $5.91 4 3 3 4 3
Pillsbury's SoftAsSilk Cake Flour 6.60% $6.23 3 3 3 3 2
Rocky Mountain Milling Alpine Flour 11.60% $2.50 8 6 6 6 6
Safeway Unbleached All-Purpose Flour 10.00% $0.89 9 9 8 7 8
Vitaspelt White Spelt Flour 13.30% $6.45 7 8 5 5 6
Wheat Montana Natural White Flour 13.00% $3.19 8 8
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Wheat Montana Prairie Gold 15.00% $2.50 8 7 9
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