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How do i use up 4.5kg of plain flour- DH fail!

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Arrowfanatic Mon 21-Oct-19 20:22:24

Sent DH out to get strong white flour for bread making, he came back with plain flour.

I only use it for a roux sauce and occassional biscuit baking.

How am i going to use all this up! fconfused

Eeeeek2 Mon 21-Oct-19 20:24:28

Return it?

NannyR Mon 21-Oct-19 20:25:10

Plain flour works well for making dough for pizza bases.
Have you got kids? You could make home made play dough.

katmarie Mon 21-Oct-19 20:25:24

Make up some biscuit dough and freeze?

FizzyGreenWater Mon 21-Oct-19 20:28:19


Pizza bases!

Biscuits indeed - the recipe I use is Nigella and it uses LOADS of plain flour.

Arrowfanatic Mon 21-Oct-19 20:28:27

@NannyR that's a good one actually as DH does make a lovely pizza dough.

@katmarie with all this flour i may have to.

I did think maybe scones, but i usually use self raising. Could i just add baking powder to it?

Teacakeandalatte Mon 21-Oct-19 20:29:19

Christmas baking. Mince pies, sausage rolls, pies and quiche for the freezer, Christmas cake can be made now too.

JumpingFrogs Mon 21-Oct-19 20:29:53

Yorkshire puddings !

HerRoyalSpookyness Mon 21-Oct-19 20:30:26

Biscuits. Lots and lots of biscuits

Teacakeandalatte Mon 21-Oct-19 20:30:27

Oops forgot my Christmas emoji santa

Hollywhiskey Mon 21-Oct-19 20:30:49

Can't believe no one mentioned brownies yet.

Teachermaths Mon 21-Oct-19 20:31:03

Give to friends.,schools, neighbours?

CountFosco Mon 21-Oct-19 20:31:11

You just need to add baking powder to make SF if you use that a lot.

NoHummus Mon 21-Oct-19 20:31:53

You can still make bread with plain flour, apparently. There are some recipes in Cooking on a Bootstrap by Jack Monroe.

museumsandgalleries666 Mon 21-Oct-19 20:32:10

Food bank ... I know it's not what you're asking but might be a good way to get rid quickly

NannyR Mon 21-Oct-19 20:32:49

Biscuit dough does freeze really well - you could make up a batch of gingerbread dough for christmas. However if the flour is in a properly sealed container it should last a good few months, so no rush to do anything with it.

PersilOrAriel Mon 21-Oct-19 20:33:18

Toad in the hole

DuesToTheDirt Mon 21-Oct-19 20:34:09

Pastry. Make a pie!

MustardScreams Mon 21-Oct-19 20:34:13

Equal weight plain flour to Greek yogurt, seasoning and a good glug of olive oil makes the most delicious flatbreads.

Shape, and dry fry over a high heat until the bubble up and have dark spots over them. Put the extractor on! They freeze beautifully as well. Just defrost on the side for Ahalf an hour or so.

katmarie Mon 21-Oct-19 20:34:46

To make self raising just add 1/2 tsp each of baking powder and bicarb per 150g plain flour, and mix it well. (Used to do this a lot, I could never find self raising flour in american supermarkets when I lived over there for some reason).

Poppins2016 Mon 21-Oct-19 20:36:12

Pastry - apple pie, mince pies, etc.

Sleepingboy Mon 21-Oct-19 20:36:15

Why don't you just take it back? I run a cookery school and often over buy. I've just been back to Asda and taken back packets of biscuits, chocolate and have taken back all sorts of food.

SummerOfComedy Mon 21-Oct-19 20:39:14

If you make all white bread then you can use half strong white and half plain.

If you use whole milk to mix the dough, the result is lovely, soft, white bread.

I've done this many times and works great.

cantfindname Mon 21-Oct-19 20:43:41

You can store flour in the freezer. Might be a plan if you can't use it all quickly.

ColdRainAgain Mon 21-Oct-19 20:45:13

Just as katnarie says -half a teaspoon of bicarb and half a teaspoon of baking powder to make self raising.

Half and half with strong flour for bread.

You can freeze flour on it's own- we used to in order to prevent the weevils multiplying envy - you dont need to convert to biscuit dough first.

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