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Old 12-29-2011, 06:37 PM
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I notice Lario International (Lario International | Fine quality artisan foods) now sells Molino Caputo 00 Chef flour in 1 kg bags for only $6.00. Very reasonable and finally us Aussies can get our hands on it.

$6/ kg very reasonable !!!??? Gotta be kidding. This is flour we're talking about.
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Old 12-29-2011, 09:11 PM
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Default Re: Molino Caputo pizza flour and San Marzano Tomatoes

It's not the real thing - i.e. pizza flour (blue packaging). Check the one they sell in 25kg bags for $140. When they start selling that in smaller bags then it's time to celebrate. For now, the local products will suffice.
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Old 12-29-2011, 09:50 PM
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There is a common misunderstanding here in Australia that Tipo 00 is a pizza flour or at least suitable for making pizza dough. The Italians make several Tipo 00 flours; for pastry, 5% – 7% gluten, for pasta and noodles, 9% – 9.5% and pizzas 11.5% – 12.5%. *IMPORTANT – Most Tipo 00 flours here in Australia are for pasta and noodles, and do not have high enough gluten (or protein) levels for making great pizza dough.
TIPO 00 Flour vs Bread and Pizza High Protein Flour — Lighthouse Baking

Woolies have it for $4.18 a kilo
Lighthouse Plain Flour Bread And Pizza 1kg - buy lighthouse plain flour bread and pizza 1kg online at woolworths.com.au
Im sure if you went to a Italian Deli you would get a bigger bag for a lot less.
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Old 12-29-2011, 11:53 PM
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Not a bad product but a bit too pricey. If you buy something like a Superb Baker's Flour you will be paying around $1.00 per kg. I have tried the Lighthouse brand and didn't find it any different from the Superb and other local high protein products.



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Old 12-30-2011, 01:33 AM
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Default Re: Molino Caputo pizza flour and San Marzano Tomatoes

I believe that this ('00 Chef') is the same flour as the (blue packaging) 25kg 'Pizzeria' mix. Given you probably pay somewhere between $3.00 - $4.50/kg for any decent flour in the supermarket/deli, a 'premium' is something I'm ok with to use the best. I once went to Lario's and the guy gave me a sample out of an open 'Pizzeria' 25kg bag (for nothing - just to try) and I'm telling you the pizzas it made were just heavenly.
Considering the amount of pizzas you get out of a 1kg bag, it probably adds a couple of cents per pizza (big deal !!). Product quality is everything (or at least gives you a good start for a good product), especially when there are so few ingredients - do you use black & gold mozzarella, no name ham, crappy tomatoes ? I bet not. Don't knock it until you've used it and tasted the difference.
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Old 12-30-2011, 03:12 AM
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I wasnt recommending lighthouse just pointing out the blurb on protein.
I checked my flour and its Wallaby Brand
11.9% Protein
I think its about $2 a kilo (5 kilo bags)
Its the only one they sell in Coles and Woolies up here and I am real happy with the results.
Never tried another brand to compare though.
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Old 02-22-2012, 02:58 AM
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Default Re: Molino Caputo pizza flour and San Marzano Tomatoes

Recently got (amongst other items from Lario's) some Antimo Caputo The Chefs Flour '00' and also some tins of Casar Sardinian Peeled Tomatoes (to try instead of the San Marzanos). Made some pizzas last weekend with them and you have no idea. Some fresh prosciutto, a quality mozzarella (including buffalo - local Paesanella brand), fresh basil, rocket, olive oil and my crappy gas oven (with a stone) - WOW !! Also made a stuffed spinach (Chicago style) pizza but thinner crusts and WOW again.

Give the Chefs '00' a go. To be honest i don't think it has same 'properties' as the 'Pizza' flour**, but boy it's THE best in a 1kg bag.

** Chefs '00' says for each serving size (30g) has 3g protein (=10%). However it also says there are 45 servings so I don't know how they get 45 x 30g = 1,350g in a 1kg bag. If you work in reverse (assuming 45 servings is correct) = 22.2g per serving, then 3g per 22.2g = 13.5% (but i doubt it) - 'truth' must be somewhere in the middle. Still WOW though whatever the protein content.
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Old 02-23-2012, 12:36 AM
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Default Re: Molino Caputo pizza flour and San Marzano Tomatoes

Great flour to work with when making the pies. Where do you get the paesannella buffalo mozzarella?
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Old 02-23-2012, 02:46 AM
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Fortunately i live in Sydney's inner west (Petersham) and actual Paesanella factory is local so nearly all deli's and even supermarkets stock it. I purchased mine at local Deli in Summer Hill but I know you can buy from the factory (direct) in Marrickville but they also have their own shop in Haberfield.
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Old 02-23-2012, 03:33 AM
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We have a daughter living in marrickville- visit her often so will go straight to the factory. Thanks. Deli down here in Milton sells it for $10 for one ball!! Not sure what brand tho - ridiculous.
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