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Pentium85 Sat 21-Mar-20 11:28:43

Where can I buy some flour online without amazon charging £12+ per packet??

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frostedviolets Sat 21-Mar-20 11:34:28

Good luck, that’s all I can say.
I haven’t found a single website with flour if any description in stock.

itwasalovelydreamwhileitlasted Sat 21-Mar-20 11:35:16

Flour is like the holy grail at the moment honestly I didn't know people really baked that much!

whitetoblerone Sat 21-Mar-20 11:38:47

I get the impression people are stockpiling flour to make their own pasta!

sadie9 Sat 21-Mar-20 11:41:02

Calm down folks. In Ireland we are about 2 weeks ahead of the UK. Everyone has calmed down and there is plenty of food in the shops and no one is panic buying anymore. Plenty of fresh bread, flour, loo rolls, meat etc etc.

willowpatterns Sat 21-Mar-20 11:44:04

I didn't know people really baked that much!
They don't. They just bought it because everyone else was. I predict that a lot of people will be chucking out-of-date flour away in due course.

Pentium85 Sat 21-Mar-20 11:50:30

Got really excited there seeing I had a few notifications... alas not! grin
Will keep trying my local farm shop! The only flour I can find is coconut but what the hell you do with that I don't know

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itwasalovelydreamwhileitlasted Sat 21-Mar-20 11:50:36

That's what I'm most surprised about - why buy things you don't use at least on a fortnightly basis? Maybe they think because the kids are home they need baking ingredients - I thought all those cake mix in a box things would sell out first

Pentium85 Sat 21-Mar-20 11:51:20

And it's definitely to make Pasta as that was my plan!

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itwasalovelydreamwhileitlasted Sat 21-Mar-20 11:51:41

Coconut flour?! Never heard of that one - pretty sure I've never seen that in any of my Mary Berry cookbooks! 🤣

Pentium85 Sat 21-Mar-20 11:58:51

Apparently coconut flour is a thing!

No idea, coconut loaf cake maybe? Who knows.

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SorrelBlackbeak Sat 21-Mar-20 12:07:54

I got a large sack direct from the mill (15kg for £21) because I make my own bread. It might be worth googling local mills and see if anyone can deliver?

itwasalovelydreamwhileitlasted Sat 21-Mar-20 12:12:10

I have visions of everyone hunting around in the loft for the pasta making machine that was an unwanted Xmas present from 5 years ago!

frostedviolets Sat 21-Mar-20 12:43:22

Ah, coconut flour.
It’s good stuff actually, you need to use less of it than you would regular flour otherwise it becomes very heavy though.

frostedviolets Sat 21-Mar-20 12:44:38

I don’t think you can use coconut flour to make pasta though.
I used it to make cakes ages ago.

dementedpixie Sat 21-Mar-20 12:45:55

I've not seen any flour in the shops either. Might find pasta in local corner shops.

drspouse Sat 21-Mar-20 12:46:00

I've ordered some from the watermill my local health food shop orders from.

maddy68 Sat 21-Mar-20 12:46:09

Farm foods had some yesterday

sewingsinger Sat 21-Mar-20 12:47:23

My local Waitrose had flour yesterday but I guess it's just about being there at the right time.

Do you have a mill near you? Farm shops are another good option.

itwasalovelydreamwhileitlasted Sat 21-Mar-20 13:24:17

Random question but does coconut flour make whatever you are using it in taste more.....coconutty?? 🥥

willowpatterns Sat 21-Mar-20 14:19:41

Coconut flour sounds just the thing for making fruit crumble topping smile

<which reminds me, I have some stewed rhubarb in the fridge demanding my attention>

LaMarschallin Sat 21-Mar-20 15:34:48

Is it possible to use breadcrumbs in place of flour for things like dumplings?

drspouse Sat 21-Mar-20 15:42:43

The flour in breadcrumbs is already cooked, so no.

LaMarschallin Sat 21-Mar-20 15:46:14

I take your point.

I thought possibly if I used some baking powder, it might work.

Back to the drawing board smile

Pentium85 Sat 21-Mar-20 15:49:55

Local mills are good suggestions! Live in the middle of nowhere so there must be a local farm shop also

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