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Cooking and Baking Ingredients in France: Part 1

Before we moved to France, I never imagined how difficult the simple task of grocery shopping would be.  I knew that it would take some patience and translation, but I never even considered the fact that I might not be able to find everyday items – or at least I considered everyday items in the…

Before we moved to France, I never imagined how difficult the simple task of grocery shopping would be.  I knew that it would take some patience and translation, but I never even considered the fact that I might not be able to find everyday items – or at least I considered everyday items in the U.S.  After many tears and failed attempts, I have finally figured out what’s what and where to find the things I need.  I have even managed to locate some of the items that aren’t that common in typical French supermarkets.  So I have decided to do a series on what ingredients I buy and where I find them to help other frustrated expats.

Today’s Topic: Baking Items

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All-Purpose Flour = Farine de Blé Type 55

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All-Purpose Flour = Farine de Blé Type 55

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Baking Powder = Levure Chimique
Baking Soda = Biocarbonate Alimentaire
Yeast = Levure Boulanger

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Sugar = Sucre en Poudre
Brown Sugar = Sucre Vergeoise
Powdered Sugar = Sucre Glace

Other posts in this series:

Cooking and Baking Ingredients in France: Part 1 (Baking)

Cooking and Baking Ingredients in France: Part 2 (Cooking)

 

Further Resources:

Ingredients for American Baking in Paris

You Say Farine, I Say Flour

Food Shopping in France

Thanksgiving Paris – American Groceries in Paris (& now online)

My American Market – Online Shop for American Goods in Europe

Last Updated on April 7, 2022 by Melissa Belanger

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13 Comments

  1. Very helpful. How about White whole wheat flour which is different from baking powder. ANy idea what that’s called here in France?

  2. Do you know if the amounts used of baking powder vs. levure chemique are the same? 1:1 ? I only ask because baking powder always seems to come in those big containers, whereas levure chemique is in small packets.

    Many thanks!

  3. Tq sooo much not american but finding hard to find common baking things in english mostly coz my french is extremely petit peu . Your post is very helpful esp baking coz in france i got a bit confused as there is sodium bicarbonate in the detergent aisle.

  4. Thanks for the info so helpful should be more of this even shopping can be stressful. Not everything is obvious and can’t always get what want or used to

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