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By Teeny McMunn
The Times 

What's In the Flour I Use for Baking?


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This sculpture by Jeffrey Hill, called "The Waitsburg Trilogy" and located on Waitsburg's Main Street in front of The Times' office, portrays three founders of Waitsburg moving sacks of wheat to Waits Mill.

As a bread maker, I've never given much thought to what types of wheat make what kind of flour. My use of baking flour consists of going to the store and getting all-purpose flour and occasionally, venturing out to whole wheat flour.

My knowledge of wheat was simply watching the hills go from green to gold. Until last year, I did not know how the wheat got into the grain elevators, visualizing some huge vacuum that took it from the truck to those large cylinders. The business side of me wondered who takes it from the grain elevators to the various customers.

What I thought was going to be...

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