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Old 14-08-2009, 14:39   #1
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Bread Flour in Langkawi?

Does anyone know if bread flour is sold in Langkawi or Bali?

Trying to determine what we need to stock up in Cairns and what can wait until later.

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Roti is a staple
They use flour for those
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Regular (i.e. western style) bread is made there, so probably the local bakeries should be able to sell you a bag.
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Roti is a staple
They use flour for those
Aren’t Roti & Chapati etc made from Whole Wheat flour (atta?)?
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Most of the rotis I've had here in the eastern Caribbean are made with a wrap made with besan flour (Gram flour), which is made of chick peas. Our housekeeper is Guyanese, where they make a mean roti. She gave us some of her fresh, homemade wraps. Paper thin and delicious!
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Thanks for the replies. I am looking for plain wheat bread flour -- not all-purpose wheat flour. Bread flour is called strong flour in Europe. It is a finer grade flour and I believe it has a higher gluten content than regular all-purpose flour and makes far superior bread. Bread flour is sold in Australian supermarkets but I don't want to carry around 100 lbs of it unnecessarily all that distance if it is also sold in Langkawi. Others have told me that Langkawi is the last really good provisioning spot when headed to the Indian Ocean/South Africa route.

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Thanks for the replies. I am looking for plain wheat bread flour ..... It is a finer grade flour
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Roti Canai is a form of puffed bread served hot with curry or dhal. Tastes best when taken for breakfast or morning tea; eaten with the hand (the 'right' one of course!); accompanied by curry or dhal and washed down with strong, hot, sweet kopi-O (Malaysian style coffee).
Roti canai or roti chennai is a dish unique to Malaysia, which has its origins lost in the Indian community of those countries. Roti means bread in Hindi (and Malay) The term 'canai' comes from 'channa', a mixture of boiled chickpeas in a spicy gravy from Northern India which it was traditionally served with.
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  • 10 oz plain flour
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Indian daily breads are called chapati, phulka and roti and parantha. They are made of finely milled whole wheat flour and water

Indian Bread Recipes - Roti, Parantha, Poori, Puri, Aloo Parantha, Alu Paranta
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Nope. SvBebe is looking for flour to make regular bread (oops.. cultural insensitivity alert, I meant western style). Not sure I understand the chemistry but it needs a high gluten content (besides yeast) or something to aid the rising process.

Most of the Indian rotis, chapatis, naans etc are, for want of a better word, unleavened. Thus ground up cardboard works just as as well.

SV BeBe is looking for flour they can bung in their bread maker overnight and wake up to the smell of fresh bread in the morning. Mmm.. hot, fluffy, fresh bread. Yummy.
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I am in Langkawi this weekend I'll check
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Back from Langkawi and they have lots of types of flour. I saw wheat flour, self rising flour, fine flour, super fine flour, cake flour, rice flour, tapioca flour. tempura flour. I also had some excellant bread there so I think the answer is you can get what you need in Langkawi. I was told by one couple that you could also by te bread mix there for bread makers but when I searched for it I came up blank. Mind you this was all in Teo Soon Huat. They had kilo bags as well as special packaged flours. I did not see any large packs but am sure they could be had with a bit of searching as said by some one else there are some excellant bakeries and hotels so bulk buying must be possible. Note you can also buy all of this in Singapore and I would bet Pinang and Phuket as well.

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Mind you this was all in Teo Soon Huat.
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I am looking for plain wheat bread flour -- not all-purpose wheat flour.
Hi Judy,

We are in Bali till tomorrow. Yes there is wheat flour in the supermarkets. But if your specific requirement is very specific you might not be able to decifer the Indonesian well enough. I am not sure they are up to Gluten Contents yet!

You can always get some of that gluent flour from Darwin then you can enhance any flours content

If you need something specific you better get it in Darwin.


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