What Makes 00 Flour Different Than Other Types of Flour?


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Flour labeled 00, also known as doppio zero flour, is a very finely ground flour that is often used for making pastries, pastas and breads. In the United States, it is most commonly ground from durum wheat.

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The protein content of 00 flour is usually similar to that of all-purpose white flour, but the gluten in it acts differently. This makes foods made from 00 flour easier to chew.

Generally, 00 and all-purpose flour can be substituted for one another. The result will be a finer texture when 00 is used instead of all-purpose flour, and a less fine texture when all-purpose flour is substituted for 00 flour.

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