French Flour by Francine is some of the best T45 French flour that you will ever find. Imported directly from France this all-purpose wheat flour is the final ingredient required for you to concur the French pastry world or any other French desserts that are so well known for their tastiness. This French flour is a wheat flour type of 45, also known as flour T45.
In France the number that indicates the type of flour, also indicates the milligram of ashes per ten grams of flour. Flour that has a type of 55 is considered the standard, while type 45 is known as more of a French desserts or French pastry flour.
In the United States it is not required to know the content of ash in flour, but a great baker should always know the types of ingredients they are working with. The easiest way to increase the quality and taste of the things you are baking is to increase the quality of the flour you use. The French have been making great bread and pastries for centuries and this Francine flour is part of the key to their success.
Wheat flour T45
100% French wheat
Product of France
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Cathy Frye Jul 7th 2020
I started using this for sour dough bread for my niece who is gluten sensitive to see if she could eat the bread without gluten pills. She has been better with this than gluten free bread.
Jun 8th 2017
I recently traveled to Paris and found that I could eat their delicious baguettes without succumbing to digestive issues as I do here in the states. I did some research and found that not only is European flour devoid of additives/chemicals that US products have, the fermentation process in making sourdough actually makes gluten easier to digest. I am now making my own baguettes with this beautiful flour. Yes, it is a process, but so very worth it!
May 9th 2017
We cannot eat the flour in the US due to Glyphosates and possibly the hybridization of the grain. Anyway with this flour we can eat bread and pastries again. Hope it comes back in stock soon. It is T45. The organic version is T55.
Apr 19th 2016
I bought this based on the indication it is all-purpose flour and believed it would be T55. All purpose flour in France is generally T55. Also strange that the actual bags clearly say T45 under "Tous Usages" yet in the online picture the T45 is missing. Not sure why, but it led me to purchase it thinking it was T55. That said, the flour is absolutely superb and has led to fantastic baguettes. Many online commentators say T45 is only good for pastries, but they are wrong, this flour makes amazing baguettes. So I am overall pleased, but would think the online picture and description should be more clear that this is T45 flour so people can make an informed purchasing decision. I gave 4 stars for this reason.
Apr 8th 2015
First I have to say the service lapanier Francais provides is beyond five stars. I received fantastic communication about my order, was kept updated throughout the process and my package was shipped immediately after ordering. After being diagnosed with celiac disease 7 years ago, I have missed bread and pastries quite a bit. But after visiting France twice since then, I noticed I didn't have the same reaction to eating bread there. Once I returned home I started researching the differences between American and French wheat and I found that France has stricter food regulations, not allowing any genetically modified wheat crops to be grown there. So not only does this flour make amazing tasting breads and cakes, it's much healthier to eat. I made a coffee cake with this flour for some guests last weekend and they absolutely loved it. Not a crumb was left. Everyone wanted the recipe but obviously they need the secret ingredient to make it so amazing.
Apr 1st 2015
I ordered 4 packages of this flour and received them all on 3/27/15. 3 of them were Dated 3/12/15 on the bags and 1 of them was Dated 5/12/15. When I first saw the 3/12/15 I thought that maybe the manufacturer puts the "Production Date" on them. Then I saw the last one with a Date of 5/12/15, I then realized that it was the expiration Date!! I would expect a Food Company to have better standards for their Product Quality Control. Not Good for Business!
Mar 2nd 2015
I made the best baguettes of my life with this, proving to friends and family that white bread can be flavorful and crispy even with a thin crust. It brought me great joy to find this as I have been unable to find good French flour in the U.S. It allowed me to finally demonstrate to friends and family what bread is supposed to taste like. It's not just something that wraps a sandwich. This also makes great crepes, cookies, croissants, and cake.
Feb 25th 2015
Nothing to say, the usual fluor I've always used !
Feb 14th 2015
I tried this flour when making homemade biscuits. I used high quality butter from Belgium and combined with this flour, they were the best biscuits I and my family ever had! Delicieuse!