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  • Exciting new find - Italian Tipo "00"

    I have just got back from a trip to the supermarket and found an interesting new flour - Top "00" with an 11.5% protein content. Colavita brand (I have heard of their olive oil but not flour). It is probably freely available at other centres around the country and only arrived in sleepy old Perth recently. Cost/kg is $2.99 which is comparable with other similar imports.

    I made a biga last night so will use that with this new flour when I make a small batch for a Friday night firing this evening. Will report back on my findings in case anyone is interested.
    / Rossco

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    Re: Exciting new find - Italian Tipo "00"

    Just made a quick batch of biga based dough for tomorow. Preliminary results are that it is fantastic. Smooth, silky and quite firm with the higher gluten content. Have three portions sitting on the bench and will give them another hour or so then transfer them to the fridge for an overnight fermentation. Have prepared the fire so only need to "light and go" tomorrow evening after work. Results should be very promising - will report back after doing some tests.
    / Rossco

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    • #3
      Re: Exciting new find - Italian Tipo "00"

      Which supermarket?

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      • #4
        Re: Exciting new find - Italian Tipo "00"

        Coles supermarket.
        / Rossco

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        • #5
          Re: Exciting new find - Italian Tipo "00"

          wow - at Coles?
          we have been using it, but I get it from a specialty chef place. It is our favourite flour at the moment. I'll have to keep an eye out at the local Coles.
          Last edited by glen; 11-12-2010, 02:52 AM. Reason: 4 glasses of red

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          • #6
            Re: Exciting new find - Italian Tipo "00"

            Yes indeed - seems like a very good product.

            My fire has been going for about an hour so will be putting it to the test very soon...
            / Rossco

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            • #7
              Re: Exciting new find - Italian Tipo "00"

              Overall verdict - up there with the best I have used.

              Definitely recommended for making a good quality pizza.
              / Rossco

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              • #8
                Re: Exciting new find - Italian Tipo "00"

                Hi Rossco,
                I had better get the boss to keep her eyes open for it next shopping day.
                I need to get back into the oven and use it more.

                Neill
                Prevention is better than cure, - do it right the first time!

                The more I learn, the more I realise how little I know


                Neillís Pompeiii #1
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                • #9
                  Re: Exciting new find - Italian Tipo "00"

                  I hear ya, Neill. Going shopping with the wife every now and then really works wonders.

                  John

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                  • #10
                    Re: Exciting new find - Italian Tipo "00"

                    Got a couple of kilos today, put the pics of protein etc. for all to see.
                    Will be a priority next week with the oven going.

                    GianniFocaccia
                    I hear ya, Neill. Going shopping with the wife every now and then really works wonders.
                    I took her down shopping and let her go whilst I went off to finish a paying job. I simply asked her to look out for it and WHALLAH, it's in her shopping bag, what a woman!!!!!

                    Cheers.

                    Neill
                    Prevention is better than cure, - do it right the first time!

                    The more I learn, the more I realise how little I know


                    Neillís Pompeiii #1
                    http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/n...-1-a-2005.html
                    Neillís kitchen underway
                    http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f35/...rway-4591.html

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                    • #11
                      Re: Exciting new find - Italian Tipo "00"

                      Sounds good Neill ...

                      I look forward to getting your verdict on the product.
                      / Rossco

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                      • #12
                        Re: Exciting new find - Italian Tipo "00"

                        Just popped to Coles at lunch and found that the shelves are almost stripped bare of this flour. Just a few remaining bags so I bough two to top up my supply.

                        I will still use Superb Baker's Flour as the primary product for pizzas as it is 1/3 of the price of the Colavita. Will keep the Colavita for a special occasion.
                        / Rossco

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                        • #13
                          Re: Exciting new find - Italian Tipo "00"

                          Rosco, it will need to be pretty good to better the good old Allied Mills flour!

                          Neill
                          Prevention is better than cure, - do it right the first time!

                          The more I learn, the more I realise how little I know


                          Neillís Pompeiii #1
                          http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/n...-1-a-2005.html
                          Neillís kitchen underway
                          http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f35/...rway-4591.html

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                          • #14
                            Re: Exciting new find - Italian Tipo "00"

                            Picked up 6 x 1kg bags this afternoon from my local coles (Glenelg, for any other Adelaide folk), leaving about 4 bags behind. Was $2.99 a bag.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Exciting new find - Italian Tipo "00"

                              Keen to hear your thoughts on it once tested in the WFO Nathan...
                              / Rossco

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