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We have switched to all purpose flour to store and use.I made biscuits with it 'White Lily'and they have a different taste.Not a bad taste but just a little after taste not in self rising.
i don't plan on ever buying chinese corpse hair bread again so do any of you know why the taste is different.I use Clabber Girl baking powder and small amount of salt,last batch i put in a little baking soda to see if that helped,not!
Anyone here use all purpose for biscuits?
 

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All the time-I don't buy self rising stuff.. I prefer to add my own leavening agents. I use only Aluminum free baking powder.
All purpose
Bread flour
pastry flour
all three are what I keep in stock and I have wheat berries that I grind when I want whole wheat.. even tho I do sometimes keep a bit of whole wheat on hand.
 

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I think the 'Chinese corpse hair bread' is an acquired taste and hard to duplicate. lol

And, read the ingredients list on the flour as well, many brands contain the same additives as the bread.
 

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I think the 'Chinese corpse hair bread' is an acquired taste and hard to duplicate. lol

And, read the ingredients list on the flour as well, many brands contain the same additives as the bread.
SAY IT AIN'T SO !
How do you know which ingrediant is the human hair.
 

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All the time-I don't buy self rising stuff.. I prefer to add my own leavening agents. I use only Aluminum free baking powder.
All purpose
Bread flour
pastry flour
all three are what I keep in stock and I have wheat berries that I grind when I want whole wheat.. even tho I do sometimes keep a bit of whole wheat on hand.
Which one does'nt have the aluminum? Which all purpose flour do you use?
 

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I use Rumford Baking Powder it is aluminum free. I think clabbergirl is too but not 100% sure..
I try to buy only King Arther Flours. but have been buying sam's club off and on and it states that it is Kosher and usually that is really good due to the very strict Kosher laws.
Plus due to cost prohibitive sizes and having to be shipped I pretty much had to buy sams.. it is pretty good.
I did see that our local wally world has started to sell 25lb bags of hard white wheat berries and soft white wheat berries for about $14.. Am thinking of running by there and picking some up.. the last time I got whole wheat berries(hard spring red) it was almost $2 a pound!:eek:
 

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Emerald, where do you find the wheatberries in Walmart? What section I mean. I've never seen them there.
I've never seen wheat berries anywhere.Of course I never looked for them,but would like to know too if Wally has them.
 

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I get them right next to the big bags of flour in the baking isle. They're 25 lb kraft-colored bags (Wheat Montana brand), on the bottom shelf. We didn't used to have them, but we do now. Hopefully if you don't have them now, you will in the future... (you might be able to ask a manager to order them, citing the fact that other WalMarts carry bags).

It's not as good a price as others on this forum get from various places, but they're economical for me ($12.50-13.50/lb), and a brand I'm comfortable with.
 

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Just stopped by the walmart in our other nearest town and they had the hard white and hard red berries right next to the flour on the bottom shelf.. may have to pick some up.
 

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I get them right next to the big bags of flour in the baking isle. They're 25 lb kraft-colored bags (Wheat Montana brand), on the bottom shelf. We didn't used to have them, but we do now. Hopefully if you don't have them now, you will in the future... (you might be able to ask a manager to order them, citing the fact that other WalMarts carry bags).

It's not as good a price as others on this forum get from various places, but they're economical for me ($12.50-13.50/lb), and a brand I'm comfortable with.
Thanks ,I'll look again next time I shop there.:flower:
 

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Just stopped by the walmart in our other nearest town and they had the hard white and hard red berries right next to the flour on the bottom shelf.. may have to pick some up.
Can I ground them with a coffee grinder because thats all we have for now?
 

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Human hair in most breads,rolls and pizza doughs aka,L-CYSTEINE!

Now to check flour for this.Most jews and musims won't eat anything that comes from a human body,gee someting me and the muslims can agree on.:beercheer:
 

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Can I ground them with a coffee grinder because thats all we have for now?
I have used my coffee grinder when in a hurry- usually about 1/2 cup at a time. But only if I am just putting a bit of whole wheat into things... Hubby told me that I can buy a bag next friday when I go to the store.
 

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I get them right next to the big bags of flour in the baking isle. They're 25 lb kraft-colored bags (Wheat Montana brand), on the bottom shelf. We didn't used to have them, but we do now. Hopefully if you don't have them now, you will in the future... (you might be able to ask a manager to order them, citing the fact that other WalMarts carry bags).

It's not as good a price as others on this forum get from various places, but they're economical for me ($12.50-13.50/lb), and a brand I'm comfortable with.
Thanks for the info!!! I'll be looking to see if my WM has them...

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We have switched to all purpose flour to store and use.I made biscuits with it 'White Lily'and they have a different taste.Not a bad taste but just a little after taste not in self rising.
i don't plan on ever buying chinese corpse hair bread again so do any of you know why the taste is different.I use Clabber Girl baking powder and small amount of salt,last batch i put in a little baking soda to see if that helped,not!
Anyone here use all purpose for biscuits?
Biscuits with all purpose flour

1 cup flour
1 teaspoon salt
4 teaspoons baking powder
2 tablespoons shortening/lard
1 cup milk

blend dry ingredients and then mix in lard. Add milk and mix until just moistened. Add enough more flour to make a nice biscuit dough. Pat out, cut, and bake at 400 degrees until golden, about 20 minutes.

And what in the heck is Chinese corpse hair braid?
 

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I also read every label. It is a shame, anymore you have no idea what is in what. Bad thing is, labels dont tell you if it is GM or not. There is a local mill about 2 hrs away from us that grows their own organic wheat berries and also carries other organic berries. I know our Walmart doesnt carry this. You can look it up on their website with your zip code.
I grind my berries with a vita-mix. Maybe a blender would do the same? I am not sure though.
 
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