2nd October 2019

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What kind of flour is 00?

Also called doppio zero flour, this ingredient is sometimes listed in Italian recipes like pizza dough and pasta. Most "00" flour that we see in the United States is ground from durum wheat and has a mid-range protein content of about 11-12%, similar to all-purpose white flour.

Also to know is, what is the difference between all purpose flour and 00 flour?

2 for instance is a wholemeal flour while 00 is the most refined of the three and has the lowest level of bran. It is similar to unbleached all purpose/plain flour, which is a mix of hard and soft wheat, and though while finer, it creates a dough that is silkier and maintains a chewiness when the pasta is cooked.

Is type 00 flour high gluten?

Caputo 00 flour is ideal for pizza dough for two reasons: one, it's finely ground, and two, it has a lower gluten content than most flours. Gluten levels are controlled by selecting different strands of wheat for processing: high-gluten bread flour is made from wheat that has 14-15% gluten.

What is the best flour to make pasta?

Specifically, the three kinds of wheat flour you'll find mentioned in pasta recipes: semolina, all-purpose, and the high-protein, finely milled "00" flour. At the end of the day, I settled on using all-purpose flour for my recipe. It's the flour most people already have in their pantries, and it makes great pasta.
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