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Old 05-02-2008, 12:00 AM
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Default Caputo Tipo 00 Flour in the UK

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

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Old 05-16-2008, 04:24 AM
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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):

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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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Old 05-23-2008, 05:32 AM
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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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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

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Old 05-23-2008, 01:19 PM
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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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Oh and skips are always good too!
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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

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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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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).
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NOW you tell me!

I just found out that they sell San Marzano seedlings at the local garden centre yesterday.... already planted two.
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