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    Quote Originally Posted by mookiemoo View Post
    I regularly make my own bread - now can't get the flour

    Its not that we've turned into a nation of bakers.

    Its that flour is a staple ingredient in play doh which the mummies stuck at home with their cherubs are making in order to entertain them!

    There should be a sanity check at the checkouts - if you can't explain how to make bread you don't get to buy bread flour. (only half joking)
    Hmm... depends on what flour you're buying. If it's strong flour then your check is right and proper. An answer that details pasta making would be acceptable, I feel.

    If it's normal flour then you'd want to know what cake they're going to be making, or what type of pastry. At a push, they should be making pancakes and/or yorkshire puddings with the stuff.

    If they're buying that gluten free rubbish then give them an extra bag for free

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    Quote Originally Posted by jds 1981 View Post
    We use a bread machine regularly, as now eating at home every day making almost a loaf a day. I guess as flour never used to be that popular it wouldn't take many people having a few extra bags for it all to go. Thankfully had enough flour left to last until we found out where else to buy it from.

    I think lots of people are new to it though as all the yeast is gone and it takes a long time to go through a full pack of that.

    Something you've not mentioned are seeds. Loads of veg seeds in low supply
    I'm similar, just happened to buy a bread machine about a week before the end of civilisation. I read the tea leaves, looked at how much flour I was going through and stocked up. Where are you getting it from now?

    By the way, I've started to add sourghdough starter to my bread and leave the dough overnight in the fridge. Makes the bread much nicer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by d000hg View Post
    Oh yeah, the online garden suppliers are getting hammered. We got in just in time, that seemed to be a week or two behind everything else.
    Partly it is their busiest time of year anyway, and they are facing staff/operational issues even without extra demand.

    It was interesting trying to think "what's the next thing to get panic-bought". Pasta and rice was the obvious thing after bog-roll, and tinned food generally. Then freezers... just missed out on that, we were looking at one and they all went out of stock that afternoon. I missed the boat on home-brewing, thinking people wouldn't think of that so quickly. Online wine buying went crazy but (I think) supermarkets have had no shortages there.
    Was amused by the freezer shortage. Already had one in the fridge for allotment overflow

    Flour - turns out some of the corner shops have it. Else was going to get a large bag from cash and carry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hairymouse View Post
    By the way, I've started to add sourghdough starter to my bread and leave the dough overnight in the fridge. Makes the bread much nicer.
    I have starter brewing right now - began to make it on Saturday so should be ready to make the first sourdough this weekend,

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    Made my first pasta dough yesterday with mixed results as most of the egg mixture went over my flour well and onto the floor.

    Note to self: using the dining room table.

    Then I dropped more eggs on the floor.

    Note to self: Don't f**king bother. Ever.

    Will be cooking it today with meatballs. I'll probably choke on it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by quackhandle View Post
    Made my first pasta dough yesterday with mixed results as most of the egg mixture went over my flour well and onto the floor.

    Note to self: using the dining room table.

    Then I dropped more eggs on the floor.

    Note to self: Don't f**king bother. Ever.

    Will be cooking it today with meatballs. I'll probably choke on it.


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    You know what, after rolling the bugger out for an hour or six, it tasted divine. Kids had seconds and thirds. Its a lot of faff, but it is very nice to eat.

    I'll do the same when Covid-24 passes round.

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    Quote Originally Posted by d000hg View Post
    Oh yeah, the online garden suppliers are getting hammered. We got in just in time, that seemed to be a week or two behind everything else.
    Partly it is their busiest time of year anyway, and they are facing staff/operational issues even without extra demand.

    It was interesting trying to think "what's the next thing to get panic-bought". Pasta and rice was the obvious thing after bog-roll, and tinned food generally. Then freezers... just missed out on that, we were looking at one and they all went out of stock that afternoon. I missed the boat on home-brewing, thinking people wouldn't think of that so quickly. Online wine buying went crazy but (I think) supermarkets have had no shortages there.

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    No flour in Tesco this afternoon. That entire section in the home baking department was empty.

    No idea if it's a supply issue or idiots still. Didn't bother going past the pasta.

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    One of the reasons why there is a flour shortage is that flour mills are more geared up to producing those big sacks for bakers and didn't foresee this shortage. It's quite difficult for them to quickly switch to consumer sizes but apparently they are now. One of our supermarkets started selling those 25kg sacks!

    We had pasta baked in flour for the evening meal today and breakfast will be cornflakes with flour tomorrow....
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