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White Lily Flour [Food/Vendor]
2008 Apr 28
Does anyone know where I can buy White Lily flour in Ottawa?
2008 Apr 30
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What is it? A specific BRAND of flour, or a TYPE of flour? I've never heard of this - please elaborate :)
2008 Apr 30
It is a specific brand of flour that is pretty popular in the southern united states. I think I've seen it around but can't really remember where.
Maybe they do mail order?
2008 Apr 30
Not sure if this is what you're looking for but here goes. It seems from the website that plain White Lily flour is a soft wheat baking flour. Here in Canada, our All Purpose flour uses some hard wheat in their mixes, which makes better bread, but not better cakes. If you buy a 'Cake' flour here, it should be equivalent to White Lily flour. Try this link:
I'm also looking for White Lily flour. I need it to make fresh pasta. If I don't have any luck finding it, I'm going to buy the flour with the lowest protein and gluten content with the hopes that it will be similar. Apparently that reduced content (from using pure wheat instead of breaking down hard wheat - or something along those lines) is what differentiates White Lily flour from other brands. I could be wrong, but I don't think White Lily products are available in Canada (based on the map from their website).
In canada just use cake flour to replace white lily flour.
Depending on the latitude of where your wheat flour is grown you will find a difference in the strength.
Further south = weaker, further north = stronger.
White Lily flour (it's a brand not a type of flour) is grown in the southern USA - it is marketed to the northern parts of the USA but not exported directly by the marketer. It is a soft wheat flour - ie. Cake Flour.
Nothing more and nothing less.
(in Canada they would have to put on the label what kind of flour... bread, AP, Cake etc. etc. which would leave them with no marketable benifit but a rather hefty shipping cost)
I always buy white lily flour when I'm in the south and bring it back with me. My biscuits are always better with white lily. They don't have the same taste or texture with cake flour.