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Baking Question
by TournesolKate • Sun 24 Oct 2010 12:44

What is strong white flour called in French, or what is the equivalent?
Also, can you find bicarbonate of soda over here?

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Re: Baking Question
by dissid32 • Sun 24 Oct 2010 15:21

One can buy flour for bread making, which presumably is strong white flour. I bought some in Intermarche trademarked Francine. They make several different mixtures.
Bicarb. is bicarbonate de soude, although I've not yet found it in France. I think it must be here, though, because when I Googled it it came up with seemingly hundreds of uses.

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Re: Baking Question
by Annik • Sun 24 Oct 2010 15:28

French flours have reference numbers which are explained here.

My OH makes the bread in our household and he uses No 65 flour.

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Re: Baking Question
by cinqpoules • Sun 24 Oct 2010 22:07

Hi, you can get both easily. Bicarb from either a supermarket or pharmacy (often in the supermarket its with the cleaning products rather than the baking section).

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Re: Baking Question
by TournesolKate • Mon 25 Oct 2010 18:38

Thank you peeps!
Never thought to check the cleaning section!

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Re: Baking Question
by TournesolKate • Wed 27 Oct 2010 12:46

I found it!
Found bicarb in Intermarché, Ahun in the Bouillon section, next to the salt.
In the cleaning section there was Cristaux de Soudre, which is not the same thing, don't use this for baking!

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Re: Baking Question
by Lynn • Thu 28 Oct 2010 20:37

I saw some bicarb today in Gueret with the spices.

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Re: Baking Question
by jumac • Sat 19 Feb 2011 17:18

bicarbonate of soda - Leader Price!

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