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Wondra Quick-Mixing Flour

Wondra flour is "instantized" flour made by the General Mills company. Because it dissolves quickly in liquid it is very useful for making sauces and gravies. A brief history of this product is provided below.

Article by: Barbara Bowman


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1963
Gold Medal Wondra instantized flour introduced
In May, Gold Medal Wondra Instantized Flour was introduced. It was an all-purpose flour in a revolutionary new granular form. It was made by a process of agglomeration of small flour particles to make a more uniform instantized product. There were no chemical additions in the processing and the baking characteristics of all-purpose flour were not changed. Wondra had the same nutritional food value as any other enriched flour and was made of a specially selected blend of wheats to make it suitable for all types of baking. Wondra. was particularly useful for making lump-free sauces and gravies because it dispersed instantly in cold liquids. It poured freely and evenly and measured the same, cup after cup, because of its controlled uniformity. Wondra was also dust-free. (The name was later changed to Wondra Quick- Mixing Flour.)

1964
Gold Medal Wondra Flour Pour ‘n Shake container introduced (labeled "Sauce ‘n Gravy in January, 1986)
In June, Wondra Instantized Flour was introduced in a 13.5 ounce Pour 'n Shake container. The convenient, round cardboard cylinder had a plastic tip with a slot for pouring and measuring, it also had holes for shaking. (The Pour 'n Shake container was labeled "Sauce 'n Gravy" in January, 1986.)

1985
Gold Medal Wondra Flour’s 13.5 ounce Pour ‘n Shake container was labeled "Sauce ‘n Gravy"

In December, Gold Medal Wondra Flour's 13.5-ounce Pour 'n Shake container was labeled "Sauce 'n Gravy
Gold Medal Wondra Flour 2-pound box introduced
In January, Gold Medal Wondra Flour's 2- and 5-pound sacks were repositioned on the market and a 2-pound (32-ounce) box was introduced.

Featured Wondra Recipes
Wondra One-Step White Sauce
1 cup cold milk
2 tablespoons Gold Medal Wondra flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper

Heat all ingredients to boiling over medium heat, stirring constantly. Bring to a boil and stir one minute. Makes 1 cup sauce.

Wondra Kettle Gravy
2 tablespoons Wondra flour
1/4 cup cold water
1 cup meat broth

Stir flour into water; gradually stir into broth. Heat to boiling over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil and stir one minute. Makes about 1 cup gravy.

Wondra Pie Crust - No sifting needed, a great time saver.

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Wondra Substitutions

If you don't have Wondra you can substitute:
All purpose flour - mix first with water to form a paste.
Cornstarch - use 1/2 the amount mixed with water to form a paste
Roux - make a roux with butter and flour

Where To Buy Wondra Flour

The products can be difficult to find but you can contact the

General Mills Website: General Mills  or telephone: 1-800-248-7310