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What is it? Wednesday: Pastry Flour

by Cassidy Stockton

What is pastry flour? Pastry flour is a low-protein flour designed for baking when baking powder or baking soda is the leavening agent. It bakes delicate pastries, chewy cookies and is an excellent solution for pie crusts. We recommend our Whole Wheat Pastry Flour for bakers who want to use

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What is it? Wednesday: Artisan Bread Flour

by Cassidy Stockton

What is bread flour? Our Artisan Bread Flour is milled from high-protein US-grown red wheat and mixed with just the right amount of malted barley flour, which helps breads rise. The high protein content is great for gluten development, which is especially desirable for chewy baguettes, pizza crusts, dinner rolls, sandwich

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What is it Wednesday | Bob's Red Mill

What is it? Wednesday: Buckwheat

by Cassidy Stockton

What is it? Buckwheat is a plant related to rhubarb, with no relation, whatsoever, to wheat. Buckwheat is technically a fruit, though it is widely considered to be a grain. The dark, pyramid-shaped kernels of the buckwheat plant are harvested, then split and the pale fruit is what we know

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What is it? Wednesday: Amaranth

by Cassidy Stockton

What is amaranth? Whether consciously or not, it’s likely you’ve seen amaranth growing in your neighborhood. This abundant plant in the pigweed family produces a stunning blossom that is hard to mistake for any other flower. There are over 60 types of amaranth found all over the world from South

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What is it? Wednesday: Sorghum

by Cassidy Stockton

What is sorghum? Also know as milo, sorghum is a grain that originated in Africa thousands of years ago. It spread throughout the Middle East with traders, ultimately becoming a staple of the region and is still a heavily consumed grain in India. Though sorghum as a food is relatively

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What is it? Wednesday: Farro

by Cassidy Stockton

What is farro? Farro is a general Italian term for wheat. This includes the ancient wheat varieties of Spelt, Einkorn, and Emmer. In the food world, if you order farro, you could be getting any variation on those three grains- from a whole grain kernel to something that has been

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What is it? Wednesday: High Fructose Corn Syrup

by Cassidy Stockton

We are very excited to bring you What is it? Wednesdays! Every other Wednesday, we’ll explore a different ingredient or product in depth. We’ll be covering the benefits, uses and common misconceptions about each. If you have any requests, leave them in the comments and we’ll work them into the

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What is it? Wednesday: Bulgur

by Cassidy Stockton

We are very excited to bring you What is it? Wednesdays! Every other Wednesday, we’ll explore a different ingredient or product in depth. We’ll be covering the benefits, uses and common misconceptions about each. If you have any requests, leave them in the comments and we’ll work them into the

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What is it? Wednesday: Arrowroot Starch

by Cassidy Stockton

We are very excited to bring you What is it? Wednesdays! Every other Wednesday, we’ll explore a different ingredient or product in depth. We’ll be covering the benefits, uses and common misconceptions about each. If you have any requests, leave them in the comments and we’ll work them into the schedule. 

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