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Cheap ways of using up flour?

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ifonly4 Tue 17-Jan-17 17:24:57

Have just been going through my food, and have two bagseach of self raising and plain flour (think DD bought two of them one day when I was working). We need to cut back on our spending and just trying to think of cheap things to make with the flour so it's not wasted (ie things that don't require expensive ingredients). Any ideas please.

Artandco Tue 17-Jan-17 17:26:30


DustyMaiden Tue 17-Jan-17 17:27:43


PandasRock Tue 17-Jan-17 17:29:28

Pancakes. Very versatile, can be an extra to whatever else you have planned for a meal, or a snack or pudding.

Basic sponge cake - fine with just a bit of jam spread on it.

Slothlikesundays Tue 17-Jan-17 17:29:55

Cheese sauce. On everything.

ALLthedinosaurs Tue 17-Jan-17 17:30:12

Rock cakes? I can't exactly remember since its been DECADES since I made them but don't you just use double the flour you'd use to make fairy cakes?

Scones as well. All kinds of scones. Cheesey scones and fruity scones. Yum.

thenewaveragebear1983 Tue 17-Jan-17 17:31:21

Playdoh/ salt dough.

ALLthedinosaurs Tue 17-Jan-17 17:31:28

Pies and quiches?

Ilovecaindingle Tue 17-Jan-17 17:33:15


Sgtmajormummy Tue 17-Jan-17 17:37:37

A pot of plain or light coloured fruit * yoghurt, one egg, sunflower oil, sugar, SR flour and whatever goodies you feel like (choc drops, nuts, dried fruit left over from Xmas, pieces of apple). Depending on the amount of flour/sugar/oil you put it turns out spongey or sconey but it always works for me.

* I once put a purple yoghurt in and the cake was grey shock. Still edible, though.

Sgtmajormummy Tue 17-Jan-17 17:41:39

Here's a link for the quantities.
I just wing it.

Doje Tue 17-Jan-17 17:42:39


IvyWall Tue 17-Jan-17 17:45:09

Yourkshire pudding

EnglishGirlApproximately Tue 17-Jan-17 17:46:15

Flatbreads? Dead easy to make and no need to spend on other ingredients

GrumpyOldBag Tue 17-Jan-17 17:48:18

add a packet of sausages, eggs & milk and you've got Toad in the Hole - nice cheap meal for 4.

IvyWall Tue 17-Jan-17 17:49:24

Yorkshire pudding not yourkshire

FawnDrench Tue 17-Jan-17 18:05:56

Soda bread
Make loads of Yorkshire puds and pancakes and freeze them

mugglebumthesecond Tue 17-Jan-17 18:21:00

Yorkshire pudding

ifonly4 Wed 18-Jan-17 14:55:33

Thanks everyone. There are things you've suggested that seem so obvious - I've made a list so I can concentrate on using the flour up making different things. I haven't had rock cakes for years but I remember they were easy.

HandbagFan Wed 18-Jan-17 21:36:30

Yorkshire puddings and Toad in the Hole!

Mindtrope Wed 18-Jan-17 21:51:52

Chapatis with the plain four, onion bajis with the self raising ( although we tend to call the pakora more often in Scotland)

I make a huge pile of onion bajis once or twice a month, the family love them, very cheap to make, eat with a chill and a yogurt dipping sauce and salad. Very filling.

GlitterGlue Wed 18-Jan-17 21:54:28

Pizza dough. Mozzarella and yeast are cheap in Aldi.

GlitterGlue Wed 18-Jan-17 21:55:19

Or dumplings or toad in the hole.

Zhx3 Wed 18-Jan-17 22:12:49

Scotch pancakes for self-raising flour! Just milk and eggs smile

TheMysteriousJackelope Wed 18-Jan-17 22:14:36

I was also going to suggest chapatis or tortillas as they are just flour and water.

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