Monday, October 18, 2010

Bebe agua or La Gitana?

What are they?  What is the difference?  There is only one flour producer here in Belize and although the locals know the difference in the flour types offered it sure was hard for this gringa to figure it out.

Just from looking at them I assumed that Bebe Agua was white flour and La Gitana was wheat flour.  Not so. 

Bebe Agua is baker's flour and La Gitana is all purpose flour.  After a round of google-ing I found this info on ADM website.  ADM also puts out a cake flour and a whole wheat flour. 

Flour is sold in clear plastic bags either in 1, 2 or 3 lb increments.  Rice, sugar, salt and beans are also sold this way.  We live and learn here and have to ask what feel like stupid questions now and then just to make simple purchases. 

And just so you know, I prefer a mixture of whole wheat flour and the La Gitana flour for baking biscuits or cookies, or making pancakes.


  1. I've looked all over the place trying to find the answer to the question of what is the self-rising amd all-purpose equivalents here in Belize! No idea which one to use for pie crust or biscuits so Tha k you for this!