The sudden crisp note in the air must be convincing a lot of hounds to fire up their ovens, judging from the number of posts this week about where to buy unusual flours. Anything can be ordered online, of course, but it can be tricky finding anything smaller than a 25-pound bag this way.

PinchOfSalt is in search of whole kernel dry corn or freshly ground corn because cornbread made from it is “amazingly flavorful.” The bulk pozole (a.k.a. hominy) for sale at many stores won’t work as it’s been treated with lye which “definitely changes the flavor,” says PinchOfSalt. trufflehound has the solution: the Wayside Inn has a working historic grist mill and sells cornmeal, whole wheat flour, and pancake mix in its gift shop in two-pound bags for $5.

seidleroni seeks rye flour and other flours for bread. Many Whole Foods stores have a great bulk flour aisle, say hounds, but BackBayGirl likes the Harvest Co-Op in Cambridge, which has reasonable prices, she says.

Finally, amy_wong wants to make macarons with hazelnut flour instead of almond meal. voodoocheese says that L.A. Burdick Chocolate in Harvard Square sells one-pound bags of hazelnut, almond, and pistachio flour. But voodoocheese should have followed up with a much more important question: When can we come over to try these macarons?

Wayside Inn [MetroWest]
72 Wayside Inn Road, Sudbury
978-443-1776

Harvest Co-Op [Cambridge]
581 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
617-661-1580

L.A. Burdick Chocolate [Cambridge]
52-D Brattle Street, Cambridge
617-491-4340

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