Czech groceries in Edmonton (or flour substitute)

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Czech groceries in Edmonton (or flour substitute)

Postby sst » 13-Apr-09 5:16

Hi,

I've been trying to make knedliky but I can't get the right consistency because I don't have the right flour.

Does anyone know where I can get Czech flour in Edmonton? Or can anyone suggest an alternative to the North American all purpose flour that will work?

Thanks
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Postby meluzina » 13-Apr-09 12:30

in the u.s., my mother used a combination of all-purpose - self-rising (which is basically all-purpose with baking powder in it) - and what was sold in u.s. under the name of "wondra" - which is more or less hruba mouka - most dumpling recipes use polo-hruba - so my mother basically comined the all puropse (hladka) with the wondra....


sorry - i don't know canadian brands - in the u.s. the wondra was not really with the flours at the shops - the last i remember it was sold in small canisters which people used to thicken gravy - also, you might want to try the very very fine cream of wheat (not the instant) - it is uite close to hruba mouka
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Postby zdenour » 22-Jul-09 23:22

You may also try a bread flour. I use a brand called Gold Medal and it comes in yellow package. I live in Florida and I can get it in any supermarket. It seems to work just fine.
Good luck.
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Postby Talamute » 31-Aug-09 13:34

I've been trying to find Kofola in Edmonton... but no idea where to look.
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Postby Kanadanka » 01-Sep-09 2:09

Hi. I live in Edmonton too :)
I use Instant blending or "Best for blending" Robin Hood flour for dumplings and they have been turning out ok (it's coarser than bread flower or all purpose).
I have never looked for Kofola (don't really like the taste), but I understand you can have just about anything shipped, including soda

http://www.jmimport.com/kofola-soft-drink-p-163.html
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Postby Talamute » 01-Sep-09 3:34

That site has been out of stock for the last few months so far..
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Postby Petronela » 01-Sep-09 12:25

http://www.slovczechvar.com/?page=20&ca ... tegory=119

insanely overpriced and don’t know if they ship to Canada, but may be worth dropping them an e-mail asking.
As a side note (don’t know if it applies to the north) as much as I love this company I try not to order from them in the summer coz I live down south and everything arrives boiled lol, but fall through spring I think of them as my best friends :)
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Postby Kanadanka » 01-Sep-09 18:26

Oh, that's a great site. Lots of things to order ;)
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