fun ideas for fancy flour?

My sister sent me a bag of super-fancy locally-grown-locally-milled-heirloom-wheat all-purpose flour, and I want to put it to good use. My first (obvious) thought is a loaf of plain old white bread so there's nothing to distract from the wheaty-ness, so to speak, but that won't use it all. Any ideas?

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SeasonToTaste
SeasonToTaste January 29, 2016

How about buttermilk biscuits?

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summersavory
summersavory January 30, 2016

mmm. I might have to get some buttermilk tomorrow!

HalfPint
HalfPint January 29, 2016

Crackers? There's a recipe for paper-thin cracker sheets on this site. Think it is called carta musica.

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summersavory January 30, 2016

It's been a while since I made crackers - I'll look for that recipe. Thanks!

Stephanie G
Stephanie G January 30, 2016

I think your idea of white bread is wonderful.

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summersavory
summersavory January 30, 2016

Thanks! The loaf just came out of the oven and it smells lovely :)

702551
702551 January 30, 2016

Modern food product companies are pretty savvy these days. I'd visit the URL printed on the flour bag and look for a recipe section. If you need suggestions, I'd contact the product manufacturer's helpdesk.

It is highly likely that they have previously fielded the question, "What would you recommend to be the first thing to be made with ____ (product)?"

I would think that the people who make the product would have a good idea of what sort of dish/preparation highlights their product in a positive way.

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summersavory
summersavory January 30, 2016

Thanks, cv! I hadn't thought of that, but I just googled the company and they do indeed have a website with a bunch of recipes - including the universally loved no-knead bread recipe for which I actually just used some of the flour! Go figure. Lots of good ideas there to use up the rest of the bag.

702551
702551 January 30, 2016

Hi,

I'm not surprised that you were able to find a bunch of recipes on the food producer's website. That's food in the 21st century.

Even a small artisanal producer can say "hey, this is something we tried in our own kitchens."

Nancy
Nancy January 30, 2016

If you like cookies, make a very plain shortbread, biscotti or sugar cookie recipe. Match the high quality wheat with best-available butter, fresh nuts, pure vanilla extract...and taste the goodness.

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