Searching for flour

Unbaked_pie

I’ve been playing around with flour lately.  I really want to use a locally made organic brand.  I found some at the farmers market the other day and decided to test it out.

 

I bought wheat bread flour and wheat pastry flour.  The first thing I tried it with was a cookie.

Chocolate_chip_cookie_dough

I didn’t even take a photo of the finished product, they were too runny, and although tasty, not what I was looking for.

 

Next I made piecrust.

Dough

  That came out perfectly. 

Pie_crust

 I made this delicious berry pie.

Unbaked_topping

It was really good, and warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream is something I dream about.

Baked_pie

Next I tried turnovers.  I filled them with blueberries and cream cheese. 

Cream_cheese

 They were good, however I think the recipe I used for the crust could have used more sugar.  

Raw

The dough somehow tasted savory.  

Turnover

So I glazed them with lemon sugar glaze.

Finally I made bread. 

1st_rise

 It was good, but it wasn’t perfect.  

2nd_rise

It didn’t rise as much as I wanted and seemed too dense.

2_risen

Finished_bread

So, I decided this flour wasn’t what I wanted to use.  Sadly as I liked that it came from nearby and that I knew where the wheat was grown.  It’s probably for the best however, considering a small two-pound bag cost $5. 

 

I am still on the quest for the perfect flour.  When I find it, I’ll let you know.  I like the idea of knowing where all of my food came from, even the smallest of ingredients.

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One thought on “Searching for flour

  1. I love your website – Joshua was so gracious to share it! You are such a gifted writer, photographer and baker! I grew up on a farm and watched my Mother bake/cook and learned to make everything she did – except pie crust. Never could master it. She made fresh bread (white flour) every day (eight children to feed). You pie/bread info brought back many wonderful memories and “smells” of my Mom’s kitchen – and I am now starving! Thanks for making my day!P.S. Happy Anniversary

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