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Best flour for pizza dough?

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Since I've finally got an oven again, I've been trying a few recipes and was wondering what would be the best flour available in Switzerland for making pizza dough. I used to just get plain white flour from Migros or Denner (and used whole flour a few times too) but was was wondering if anyone knew of a better type to use?
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Re: Best flour for pizza dough?

You need to go to a Reformhaus shop (Health food shop, magasin diététique ) and buy Pizzamehl.
The flour mills here usually offer this special flour, which doesn't seem to be available in Coop / Migros.
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Re: Best flour for pizza dough?

i make a lot of pizza at home. you want a flour with a high gluten content (which is why the kneading is important). in switzerland i have not found that they have different grades of white flour as they do in other countries (e.g. France, Germany, US). In each of those places I would use the designated high gluten flour (types 650, 65, and 00, respectively; the higher the number the higher the gluten) but here when I am out (as i do quite a bit of cross border shopping) i use a mix of normal white and spelt flour. sometimes i mix in a bit of whole wheat.
If you have a car, the last time i was there (not too long ago) the Edeka in Laufenburg, DE had a big display of "pizza mehl" right at the entrance.
Either way i am sure the results will be very good!

btw, wikipedia has a pretty good entry for flour:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flour

scroll down to "Flour type numbers"
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Re: Best flour for pizza dough?

Both Lidl and Aldi have pizza flour. Probably a lot cheaper than driving to Germany or buying from the Reformhaus
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Thanks for all the information, I'll check out Aldi.
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Re: Best flour for pizza dough?

I've also bought some at Manor
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Re: Best flour for pizza dough?

If you have an Italian specialty store, they may stock different grades of flour. I bought some 00 in a little store in Winterthur a few weeks back. On the other hand, I've made perfectly fine pizza dough with the regular old white wheat flour you can get in the coop.
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i make a lot of pizza at home. you want a flour with a high gluten content (which is why the kneading is important). in switzerland i have not found that they have different grades of white flour as they do in other countries (e.g. France, Germany, US). In each of those places I would use the designated high gluten flour (types 650, 65, and 00, respectively; the higher the number the higher the gluten) but here when I am out (as i do quite a bit of cross border shopping) i use a mix of normal white and spelt flour. sometimes i mix in a bit of whole wheat.
If you have a car, the last time i was there (not too long ago) the Edeka in Laufenburg, DE had a big display of "pizza mehl" right at the entrance.
Either way i am sure the results will be very good!

btw, wikipedia has a pretty good entry for flour:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flour

scroll down to "Flour type numbers"
Sunday is home-made pizza day in our house and my wife loves it (I cook). I have actually done a pizza with all whole wheat flour and it is an interesting variation.
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Hi all,

Since I've finally got an oven again, I've been trying a few recipes and was wondering what would be the best flour available in Switzerland for making pizza dough. I used to just get plain white flour from Migros or Denner (and used whole flour a few times too) but was was wondering if anyone knew of a better type to use?
I just use the plain white from Migros. Works fine. I'm tempted now to try some speciality flour to see if makes a difference.
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I just use the plain white from Migros. Works fine. I'm tempted now to try some speciality flour to see if makes a difference.
If you live in Kilchberg, the farm Stockengut has it ( at the top of the hill)
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