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  • Caputo Tipo 00 Flour in the UK

    Can anyone tell me where I can source Caputo pizzeria flour in the UK?

    Thanks
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    Re: Caputo Tipo 00 Flour in the UK

    Looking into this myself (let me know if you get anywhere).

    Only source I've found so far is nifeislife and they only seem viable if you live in London (which I don't 99p per Kg or 15 for 25, minimum order is 20 and delivery is ~30 for me for 50Kg):

    Italian Food home delivery across UK

    Also for tomatoes try M&S or Waitrose tinned plums (Heston Blumenthal reckons they give the San Marzanos a run for their money).
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      Re: Caputo Tipo 00 Flour in the UK

      Thanks, I ended up getting it from Nifeislife, just had to pay the extra for delivery out of London.

      Could not find it anywhere else. Trying it with first pizza this coming Monday.

      I will try the tomatoes, thanks for the tip.

      Did find a good place for wood, fairly cheap and delivered to your door.
      logs, bark, Woodchip, Play bark and Mulch online with free delivery
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      • #4
        Re: Caputo Tipo 00 Flour in the UK

        Originally posted by RyH View Post
        Thanks, I ended up getting it from Nifeislife, just had to pay the extra for delivery out of London.

        Could not find it anywhere else. Trying it with first pizza this coming Monday.

        I will try the tomatoes, thanks for the tip.

        Did find a good place for wood, fairly cheap and delivered to your door.
        logs, bark, Woodchip, Play bark and Mulch online with free delivery
        I'm in the wrong job....

        105 for a bag of hardwood logs !! OK, they are getting those from the local tree surgeons, and splitting them. Most tree surgeons have to pay to get rid of the wood - find one in your yellow pages, and ask them to dump a load with you. If you offer to take a tipper load of chippings too, they will love you for ever !! Although the chippings appear 'clean' compared to your DIY store stuff, they soon compost down.

        I'll be doing a flour order soon - its not too bad per bag when you buy 25kg

        Cheers

        Peter

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          Re: Caputo Tipo 00 Flour in the UK

          Cheers RyH will bear them in mind when I sart running out - currently "tidying up" logs from my local woods (well country park actually). so haven't had to pay for any yet.

          Hadn't thought about tree surgeons - cheers. A mate of mine reccomended asking timber yards for srcap.
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          • #6
            Re: Caputo Tipo 00 Flour in the UK

            Oh and skips are always good too!
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              Re: Caputo Tipo 00 Flour in the UK

              only downside to skips and wood yards is that you don't know what preservatives have been used on the timber.

              At least with fresh timber you shouldn't have that issue

              Cheers

              Peter

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              • #8
                Re: Caputo Tipo 00 Flour in the UK

                Tend to only use treated stuff to start the fire.

                Been using Mcdougals 00 flour at present (Tescos) found a few italian 00 flours in local delis, but not the Caputo brand yet. The caputo stuff is meant to be essential for the perfect pizza neopolitan as it's a particular wheat strain grown for the gluten content.
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                  Re: Caputo Tipo 00 Flour in the UK

                  Not sure from what I've been reading that the San Marzanos necessarily make the best pizza. Aparently they were traditionally selected for their dryness (ie not a lot of water in them to send your base soggy). Had thought about growing some-but aparently it's the canning process that makes the difference.

                  Another more cynical opinion was they became popular as due to their shape, you can fit more in the can.

                  Still not tracked them down yet so can't speak for myself (and still have about 10 varieties of tinned toms to get through anyway).
                  Last edited by mmmhumous; 05-25-2008, 02:25 PM.
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                    Re: Caputo Tipo 00 Flour in the UK

                    NOW you tell me!

                    I just found out that they sell San Marzano seedlings at the local garden centre yesterday.... already planted two.
                    "Building a Brick oven is the most fun anyone can have by themselves." (Terry Pratchett... slightly amended)

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                    • #11
                      Re: Caputo Tipo 00 Flour in the UK

                      Canned San Marzanos are all well and good but I'm looking forward to some good fresh local tomatoes on a pizza ... just about three more months to go .

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                      • #12
                        Re: Caputo Tipo 00 Flour in the UK

                        Yeah me too, I think some of our "money makers" will find their way into sauce this year (if they don't get eaten in the greenhouse).
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                          Re: Caputo Tipo 00 Flour in the UK

                          Originally posted by mmmhumous View Post
                          Not sure from what I've been reading that the San Marzanos necessarily make the best pizza. Aparently they were traditionally selected for their dryness (ie not a lot of water in them to send your base soggy). Had thought about growing some-but aparently it's the canning process that makes the difference.

                          Another more cynical opinion was they became popular as due to their shape, you can fit more in the can.

                          Still not tracked them down yet so can't speak for myself (and still have about 10 varieties of tinned toms to get through anyway).
                          I looked everywhere for San Marzano tommys. Went to local Delis and specialist food shops. Couldn't find them anywhere. Finally found them in Tescos of all places. It is in the "Finest" range next to all the other tinned tomatoes. It has the label of authenticity on them.


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                          Last edited by Beninio; 06-11-2008, 02:49 PM.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Caputo Tipo 00 Flour in the UK

                            Sainsburys also sell San Marzano toms in their "Taste the difference" range, probably very similar to Tesco. They also have a label of authenticty on them. I stocked up while I was there this lunchtime.

                            Other then the Nifeislife site, still haven't managed to find Caputo 00 Flour as yet. Has any one found any other brand that may be more readly available in the UK that has been used with any success. I read earlier that mmmhumous used Mcdougals 00 flour, did this turn out OK? I will probably take the plunge and order a 25kg bag from Nifeislife.

                            Regards

                            Fig

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                              Re: Caputo Tipo 00 Flour in the UK

                              Fig Man

                              The Tipo 00 flour from Nifeislife has been excellent, I just broke the 25kg bag up into 6-8 airtight containers, 3 in the freezer and the rest in a dark cupboard.

                              Been fine and it does make superb pizza dough.

                              Good Luck

                              RyH
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