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There have been several comments by fellow VBB bakers about King Arthur flour. Please enlighten me. What's so special about King Arthur?
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What's the deal with King Arthur flour?

posted at 1/1/2012 1:35 AM EST
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There have been several comments by fellow VBB bakers about King Arthur flour. Please enlighten me. What's so special about King Arthur?

Re: What's the deal with King Arthur flour?

posted at 1/1/2012 7:01 AM EST
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I haven't the slightest idea. Flour is flour to me and works whether it is Gold Medal, Pillsbury, King Arthur or store brand. It all works! Happy New Year Verlee.

Re: What's the deal with King Arthur flour?

posted at 1/1/2012 7:42 AM EST
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I LOVE the King Arthur Flour catalog!  lol .... yest, the catalog.  I've never used the flour.
But that gorgeous catalog contains things I want,  things I need and things I've never even seen before.

For several years I've been looking for 8" loaf pans and only 9" are available no matter where I've looked.
The very first King Arthur catalog had them!!    The ones I ordered are very, very good.

Every new catalog has wonderful things and wonderful recipes.

Re: What's the deal with King Arthur flour?

posted at 1/1/2012 1:27 PM EST
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King Arthur is more expensive than the other brands.They do have nice recipes.:)

Re: What's the deal with King Arthur flour?

posted at 1/1/2012 2:46 PM EST
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They also have a wonderful recipe site.

Re: What's the deal with King Arthur flour?

posted at 1/1/2012 3:05 PM EST
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I have never heard of Kng Authur catalog. Please give me the website.

Re: What's the deal with King Arthur flour?

posted at 1/1/2012 3:35 PM EST
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I never knew about the catalog.  I guess that is a good thing, really. Wink

Re: What's the deal with King Arthur flour?

posted at 1/1/2012 3:51 PM EST
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http://www.kingarthurflour.com/
It's a great web site too.  Lots of information and for bakers, lots of fun.

I think you can just ask them to send you a catalog and also - get on their eamil list too

Re: What's the deal with King Arthur flour?

posted at 1/1/2012 5:56 PM EST
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Their catalog is full of all kinds of temptations - specialty pans gadgets and ingredients that are not available locally.
Recipes to tempt me as well.
My problem is that me body no longer keeps up with all the things I want to try.  My imagination works overtime while my accomplishments have slowed (dragged down)  OOh that looks good.  I used to be able to do that....
Have fun dreaming of all the gourmet goodies you can bake.

Re: What's the deal with King Arthur flour?

posted at 1/1/2012 11:10 PM EST
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I never knew that they had a catalog either.  Will have to look into it.  Thank you, Nancy.

Re: What's the deal with King Arthur flour?

posted at 1/1/2012 11:20 PM EST
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Okay, I'll be checking out that Web site. So no one has used their flour? Interesting...

Re: What's the deal with King Arthur flour?

posted at 1/2/2012 6:02 AM EST
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Thanks for the website. Will check it out.

Re: What's the deal with King Arthur flour?

posted at 1/2/2012 6:59 AM EST
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Okay, I'll be checking out that Web site. So no one has used their flour? Interesting...
Posted by Verlee T

I have baked/used King Arthur flour in many recipes.

Re: What's the deal with King Arthur flour?

posted at 1/2/2012 8:41 AM EST
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The web site is fun and the catalog is even more.  

Re: What's the deal with King Arthur flour?

posted at 1/4/2012 8:19 AM EST
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I like the King Arthur catalog.  The stuff is expensive and so is the flour.  I get whatever flour is on sale.  King Arthur recipes are great

Re: What's the deal with King Arthur flour?

posted at 1/4/2012 8:56 AM EST
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I always use King Arthur flour!!  I don't know exactly why I prefer it but I just always have.  I use King Arthur AP, bread and whole wheat flours.  In my humble opinion they are the best!! 

Re: What's the deal with King Arthur flour?

posted at 1/4/2012 8:56 AM EST
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Judy's right -- their recipes are great and they are sometimes very unusual.

Re: What's the deal with King Arthur flour?

posted at 1/4/2012 9:26 AM EST
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thanks will check out the web site

Re: What's the deal with King Arthur flour?

posted at 1/4/2012 10:09 AM EST
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I love the recipes.  the flour is more expensive than regular flour.  But they have stricter standards regarding protein content in the flour.  And I guess way back when... King Arthur Flour was known not to add bone meal or something like that to the flour.  So bakers were assured that the flour they were getting was 100% flour.
They have a great location in New Hampshire they do classes at their site and they do have traveling information classes.  If you go to their website and search for the classes you can find one in your area it is well worth going. 
Sign up for their email and you will get their catalog on line.  There is something nice about holding the catalog and looking over the recipes and items while sipping a cup of tea.  But on line is almost as good and I am not tempted to keep another bunch of recipes that I can get with a few clicks of a keyboard.

Re: What's the deal with King Arthur flour?

posted at 1/4/2012 12:45 PM EST
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Thanks, I really like the website.
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