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Has anyone used Blue Bird Flour (bleached) from the Cortez Milling Company to bake bread? What is the protein content? Thanks!

asked by muddybuddha over 4 years ago
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added over 4 years ago

According to the responses on this thread: http://chowhound.chow.com..., the protein content is 8%, so it probably isn't ideal to use it in place of bread flour.

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added over 4 years ago

With a protein content of 8%, it's right in between pastry flour (9%) and cake flour (7%). It sounds like it would make some lovely cookies, with perhaps 25% AP flour sifted in.

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added about 2 years ago

My grandma was a very well respected baker and made fabulous bread. She was originally from Preston, England. I agree with the posts below that you should not use the Blue Bird Flour to make bread. The Cortez Milling company makes a better quality flour called Valley Queen, which is the only flour grandma would use. Her daughters and everyone in the family who still bake her bread will only use Valley Queen. Blue Bird is famous for the Indian (or Navajo) Fried breads that the area is famous for, but Valley Queen is what you want to make your cakes, rolls and loaves with. Hope that helps!

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added 7 months ago

I don't know if anyone is still looking for answers for this, but I use Bluebird flour when I make bread, or cookies, piecrust- everything! It's great, I don't know what the protein content is, but I do know it's great in bread! It has a nice soft texture with a good, chewy crust.

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