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 Bread Flour
Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Fri 17 Apr 14:54

I used to get my bread from the wee deli in Douglas St. When they closed down, some 12-15 years ago, I tried making my own. In all modesty, it turned out trally well. I was so chuffed and hooked, I've been making bread ever since.

In the last month or so, everybody and their dog must be doing the master bakers course as I can't get any flour for love nor money - the bassas have even snaffled all the yeast. ☹ Apparently, you can buy both on EBay at prices that will make your eyes water - about a tenner for 1.5kg of flour and the same for a small pot of dried yeast.

I used the last of my bed flour this week. Anybody know where I can get some more without having to sell the family silver?



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 Re: Bread Flour
Topic Originator: Playup_Pompey  
Date:   Fri 17 Apr 14:56

local shops/convenience shops rather than supermarkets. Also usually find aldi better stocked than most other supermarkets.

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 Re: Bread Flour
Topic Originator: The One Who Knocks  
Date:   Fri 17 Apr 15:07

Her indoors has taken to the bread making as well GG this last month or so and its been delicious. She got her flour from the wee shop up the street. You know the local type of convenience store that sells the 'Happy Shopper' brand goods.

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 Re: Bread Flour
Topic Originator: P  
Date:   Fri 17 Apr 15:15

Β£4 for 10 x 5g bags of bread yeast from amazon. Dunno if that’s any good or not though πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ


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 Re: Bread Flour
Topic Originator: moviescot  
Date:   Fri 17 Apr 16:34

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GG Riva, Fri 17 Apr 14:54

I used to get my bread from the wee deli in Douglas St. When they closed down, some 12-15 years ago, I tried making my own. In all modesty, it turned out trally well. I was so chuffed and hooked, I've been making bread ever since.

In the last month or so, everybody and their dog must be doing the master bakers course as I can't get any flour for love nor money - the bassas have even snaffled all the yeast. ☹ Apparently, you can buy both on EBay at prices that will make your eyes water - about a tenner for 1.5kg of flour and the same for a small pot of dried yeast.

I used the last of my bed flour this week. Anybody know where I can get some more without having to sell the family silver?


The coop had flour. Only bread flour too.
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 Re: Bread Flour
Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Fri 17 Apr 16:57

GG I also have been making bread since before Christmas and like you I cannot get any in Aldi or Tesco
However I did read that plain flour will be every bit as good as strong bread flour and Aldi did get a delivery this morning but it had all gone by the time I got there :(

There is a Nisa Shop which my daughter goes to and she got me 2 x 1.5 kg bags of local Mungoeswell farm organic bread flour but it is Β£2.70 a bag I have used it before and the bread does have a better taste but not 4 times better than the 84p bags in Aldi

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 Re: Bread Flour
Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Fri 17 Apr 21:10

Thanks for the info, folks. I'll see if I can get some tomorrow, otherwise I'll try and scrounge some from Mrs TOWK. πŸ™‚



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 Re: Bread Flour
Topic Originator: Berkey  
Date:   Sat 18 Apr 19:13

I have a box of the dried yeast sachets you can have GG?

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 Re: Bread Flour
Topic Originator: buffy  
Date:   Sun 19 Apr 00:37

I’ve got some SR flour if ye want it GG. Mither has enough bags o flour to sink the titanic (again).

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 Re: Bread Flour
Topic Originator: The One Who Knocks  
Date:   Sun 19 Apr 00:41

Wouldn't sink it Buffy. It's self raising flour

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 Re: Bread Flour
Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Sun 19 Apr 06:29

Buffy, Berkey - thanks for the offers - really appreciate it. SR flour is best for making cakes and biscuits, allegedly. I use a mixture of strong white and wholemeal to make bread.

I still have one and bit tins of dried yeast which I won't be using until I manage to get some more flour. It should reappear when the flour does. I'd imagine the novelty will wear off soon for those part time, fair weather bakers. πŸ˜‰

One of my neighbours actually works in a local supermarket. Spoke to him yesterday and asked when the best time would be to find some flour in store. He said he would look out for it and get me a couple of bags, which would keep me going for about 3 weeks.

Am I morally bankrupt? ☹



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 Re: Bread Flour
Topic Originator: ipswichpar  
Date:   Sun 19 Apr 07:04

It is every man from themselves GG.....it is like Mad Max out there.

If you still struggle, might be worth checking if your local milk delivery operative might also delivers flour.
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 Re: Bread Flour
Topic Originator: Thaipar  
Date:   Sun 19 Apr 07:05

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GG Riva, Sun 19 Apr 06:29

Buffy, Berkey - thanks for the offers - really appreciate it. SR flour is best for making cakes and biscuits, allegedly. I use a mixture of strong white and wholemeal to make bread.

I still have one and bit tins of dried yeast which I won't be using until I manage to get some more flour. It should reappear when the flour does. I'd imagine the novelty will wear off soon for those part time, fair weather bakers. πŸ˜‰

One of my neighbours actually works in a local supermarket. Spoke to him yesterday and asked when the best time would be to find some flour in store. He said he would look out for it and get me a couple of bags, which would keep me going for about 3 weeks.

Am I morally bankrupt? ☹


GG when I worked in the bakeries we used to get people asking for the odd kg here and there. With yeast we used to just give the fresh yeast for free as it was normally only small amounts.
Don't be afraid to ask a local Baker or even at the In-store bakeries.

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 Re: Bread Flour
Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Sun 19 Apr 08:19

Aye you will be missing your ten minute workout kneading the dough G.G. :)
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 Re: Bread Flour
Topic Originator: LochgellyAlbert  
Date:   Sun 19 Apr 11:01

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buffy, Sun 19 Apr 00:37

I’ve got some SR flour if ye want it GG. Mither has enough bags o flour to sink the titanic (again).


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 Re: Bread Flour
Topic Originator: Wotsit  
Date:   Sun 19 Apr 14:53

I've had good luck finding bread flour in the smaller Sainsbury's near me. They don't have it very often but I pop in a few times a week and I've managed to pick up four bags over the weeks.

They even had yeast once!

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 Re: Bread Flour
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Sun 19 Apr 20:42

Lidl in Cowdenbeath had loads of self raising last week.
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 Re: Bread Flour
Topic Originator: buffy  
Date:   Sun 19 Apr 23:23

πŸ˜‚ TOWK!

Call me, Lochgelly Albert! πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‰

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 Re: Bread Flour
Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Mon 20 Apr 06:15

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jake89, Sun 19 Apr 20:42

Lidl in Cowdenbeath had loads of self raising last week.


SR is best for cakes and biscuits, Jake - thanks all the same. My neighbour, who works in a local supermarket, came up with the goods yesterday, so I'm sorted for the next 3 weeks but I realise my morals are now on a par with Thomas O'Malley, the alley cat.. ☹

Next time I need some more flour, I'm going for the Mr Bean routine - you know, fill a sleeping bag with inflated balloons and leave it at the supermarket door the night before, to keep my place at the head of the queue next morning....



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 Re: Bread Flour
Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Mon 20 Apr 08:17

G.G. I don't know if you noticed my post earlier but you can use plain flour I have tried it and the bread was not too bad
I still prefer the proper bread flour
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 Re: Bread Flour
Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Mon 20 Apr 08:30

''G.G. I don't know if you noticed my post earlier but you can use plain flour I have tried it and the bread was not too bad
I still prefer the proper bread flour.''

Yea, saw that, mate, but it does say on the packet that SR flour is best for cakes and biscuits - besides, I use a mixture of strong white and wholemeal flour which produces a very nice loaf.

If it ain't broke...... ;-)



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 Re: Bread Flour
Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Mon 20 Apr 09:18

We like the wholemeal/white mix as weel
Do you all by hand in the oven or a bread maker ?
I do mine in the oven and they are ace
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 Re: Bread Flour
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Mon 20 Apr 17:09

Plain flour in Cowdenbeath Lidl right now.
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 Re: Bread Flour
Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Mon 20 Apr 18:32

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Buspasspar, Mon 20 Apr 09:18

We like the wholemeal/white mix as weel
Do you all by hand in the oven or a bread maker ?
I do mine in the oven and they are ace


I knead it with my own fair hands, BPP. Breadmakers are for amateurs. πŸ˜‰

Electric, fan assisted, oven. 15 mins at 200Β°C, rotate and then 60 mins at 180Β°C



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 Re: Bread Flour
Topic Originator: buffy  
Date:   Tue 21 Apr 13:19

I bake cheese and leek bread GG. It’s fab if I say so masel. All by hand and in the oven, like you.

Olive bloomer next up!

Mon the breadmakers

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 Re: Bread Flour
Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Tue 21 Apr 18:00

G.G. rotate after 10 mins then 30 mins ? do you mean
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 Re: Bread Flour
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Tue 21 Apr 18:13

Rotate what way? Like turn it upside down?
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 Re: Bread Flour
Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Tue 21 Apr 20:26

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jake89, Tue 21 Apr 18:13

Rotate what way? Like turn it upside down?


Nah, turn the loaves around through 180Β° and swap those on the lower shelf with those on the upper after 15 mins at 200Β°C. Turn the dial to 180Β°C and leave for a further 60 mins. The initial hot blast allows the bread to rise and form a crust.

I normally make 4 small loves from 1.5kg of flour, using 1kg strong white and 500g wholemeal flour.



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 Re: Bread Flour
Topic Originator: Thaipar  
Date:   Tue 21 Apr 22:09

Is the bread not dry GG?
I know I do it in bigger batches but an hour n 10 seems awvy long.
I don't have steam on my oven but I do throw a wee cup of water on the base when I put my bread in the oven.
For an open topped loaf it gets 25 minutes max at 240 degrees.
Sandwich loaves get 20 minutes with lids on and 5 without.

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 Re: Bread Flour
Topic Originator: davepars  
Date:   Wed 22 Apr 00:50

https://www.google.com/amp/s/inews.co.uk/news/consumer/why-no-flour-supermarkets-baking-uk-coronavirus-lockdown-explained-2528688%3famp

Seemingly this is why we cannot get flour. Quite a simple explenation caused by these strange times.



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 Re: Bread Flour
Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Wed 22 Apr 06:26

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Thaipar, Tue 21 Apr 22:09

Is the bread not dry GG?
I know I do it in bigger batches but an hour n 10 seems awvy long.
I don't have steam on my oven but I do throw a wee cup of water on the base when I put my bread in the oven.
For an open topped loaf it gets 25 minutes max at 240 degrees.
Sandwich loaves get 20 minutes with lids on and 5 without.


No, I put a bowl of water in the oven. I've often given loaves away to friends and relatives and the general consensus is that I should go into business. πŸ™‚

One of the reasons I started making my own is that bread available for sale hasn't been baked for long enough, If you roll it in your hands it turns into doughy mixture again, as it contains so much water. You have to toast it to improve its texture and taste, imo.



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 Re: Bread Flour
Topic Originator: Thaipar  
Date:   Wed 22 Apr 07:35

Need yo get you to come over n teach me how to make bread πŸ˜‰

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 Re: Bread Flour
Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Wed 22 Apr 09:28

That is interesting G.G.
This is my favoured method

I make 2 at a time 1kg of strong white
2 sachets of yeast
2 teaspoons of salt
A wee drop oil (any) except duckhams before ye ask :)
600 mill of warm water
knead for 10 mins
let it sit for an hour
knead for 2 mins the put into tins
let it sit for another 1/2 hour
ten mins at 230 then 30 mins at 190
Perfect crusty bread every time
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 Re: Bread Flour
Topic Originator: LochgellyAlbert  
Date:   Wed 22 Apr 13:56

Waiting on Mary Berry posting!πŸ‘πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£
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 Re: Bread Flour
Topic Originator: Wotsit  
Date:   Wed 22 Apr 17:40

Got a sourdough starter on the go since my yeast seems to have died. Never tried it before so let's see!

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 Re: Bread Flour
Topic Originator: LochgellyAlbert  
Date:   Wed 29 Apr 14:18

According to the TV last night there's loads of flour, the bag makers/printers cannot keep up with demand.

The answer seems to be buy in bulk bags, I wondered if the mill in Kirkcaldy would oblige?
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 Re: Bread Flour
Topic Originator: Thaipar  
Date:   Wed 29 Apr 14:23

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LochgellyAlbert, Wed 29 Apr 14:18

According to the TV last night there's loads of flour, the bag makers/printers cannot keep up with demand.

The answer seems to be buy in bulk bags, I wondered if the mill in Kirkcaldy would oblige?


Like i posted earlier LA local bakers usually sell the odd kg or 5.

Supermarket bakeries used to do back in the day, not sure if still do.

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 Re: Bread Flour
Topic Originator: shrek par  
Date:   Wed 29 Apr 16:28

The buffalo farm at boglily has flour both plain and SR got mine delivered with my freezer pack,veg and extra steak pies today. Order online delivery a fiver but 3 pounds off if you spend over Β£50. Top notch beef,buffalo, pork etc. Sausages and burgers are excellent. The individual steak pies are amazing. Think delivery is running about 6 days ATM. My wee one is desperate to make millionaires shortbread but cannot find condensed milk anywhere. Have got some of the caramel can this be substituted?

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 Re: Bread Flour
Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Wed 29 Apr 21:04

My mum loves to bake and had to use caramel condensed milk last week in the tray bakes she made on Thursday. They were outstanding honestly.

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 Re: Bread Flour
Topic Originator: davepars  
Date:   Fri 1 May 02:07

As I stated in my earlier post, but in bulk. Check amazon for a 16kg bag. Mine arrived today.
There is plenty of flour.....just not in small bags.
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 Re: Bread Flour
Topic Originator: QPR_Par  
Date:   Sat 2 May 11:54

Just left Lidls in Cowden, they’ve got bread making flour in stock. Still a decent amount on the shelves when I left and no queue to get in.
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 Re: Bread Flour
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Sat 2 May 14:09

There was tonnes of plain and self raising in Aldi too.
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 Re: Bread Flour
Topic Originator: Thaipar  
Date:   Sat 2 May 14:21

Self raising just seems to grow and grow

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 Re: Bread Flour
Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Tue 12 May 19:19

Managed to get 2 bags of plain flour in Aldi today
No need to buy strong bread flour
I mix an 80/20 plain flour/malt flour an the bread is delicious
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 Re: Bread Flour
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Tue 12 May 22:40

Sachets of yeast in Tesco Duloch yesterday.
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 Re: Bread Flour
Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Fri 22 May 07:18

Those of you who have an interest in bread making - and some of you who don't - should watch "Bread - A Loaf Affair." It's Series 9.6. Click on "view all episodes" and you'll find it. Informative, fascinating and very entertaining.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/search?q=timeshift

Coming from a Master Baker, that's a ringing endorsement. πŸ™‚



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 Re: Bread Flour
Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Fri 22 May 08:24

Aldi selling BIG bags of flour now GG
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 Re: Bread Flour
Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Fri 22 May 16:07

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Aldi selling BIG bags of flour now GG


Managed to get some flour, BP. Getting very low on yeast now. ☹



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 Re: Bread Flour
Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Fri 22 May 16:28

No yeast in Aldi for weeks GG managed to get some Allinsons in our local Nisa Its double the price of Aldi but needs must as they say
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 Re: Bread Flour
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Fri 22 May 17:00

Tesco had yeast a couple of weeks ago. May have been Allinsons. 2 sachets.
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 Re: Bread Flour
Topic Originator: buffy  
Date:   Fri 22 May 17:55

Tesco fire station have loads of strong bread flour now.

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 Re: Bread Flour
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Fri 22 May 18:27

I didn't realise there were so many kneady people on here.😊😊😊
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 Re: Bread Flour
Topic Originator: BigJPar  
Date:   Sat 23 May 16:15

At least they're not half baked.
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 Re: Bread Flour
Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Mon 25 May 11:03

Here's some I made earlier...


https://freeimage.host/i/Jhomej

Bread from heaven... πŸ™‚



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 Re: Bread Flour
Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Mon 25 May 14:31

Nice GG I'll get a taxi
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 Re: Bread Flour
Topic Originator: LochgellyAlbert  
Date:   Mon 25 May 14:59

Impressive GG!🍞🍞🍞
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 Re: Bread Flour
Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Mon 25 May 15:04

Tried to post a pic of my last couple but can't work out how to get it onto here from share 2 :(



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 Re: Bread Flour
Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Mon 25 May 15:42

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Tried to post a pic of my last couple but can't work out how to get it onto here from share 2 :(


I got my hi tech, IT savvy wee bro to post the pic, but now he's got my password, he'll be passing off lots of p!$h words as mine. ☹



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 Re: Bread Flour
Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Mon 25 May 16:51

LOL GG
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