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If anyone is a keen baker and wants to eke out what bread flour they have, try Russian  potato bread, two parts strong flour, one part mashed potato.  It's  very good. See https://wp.me/p5wFIX-1nW

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Has anyone seen any flour, plain or bread flour, in any shop?

 

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What kind of flour is needed for making bread? Never made it before, so would assume bread flour; but what about other flour, can be used in bread making?

 

Thanks

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1 hour ago, Waldo said:

What kind of flour is needed for making bread? Never made it before, so would assume bread flour; but what about other flour, can be used in bread making?

 

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I use a half and half mix of wholemeal and strong white. However, there is no hard and fast rule as to what flour you use. I made some bread cakes using rye flour as I had nothing else. They were a bit heavy but edible. If you have any sort of flour check for recipes on line.

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3 hours ago, max said:

I use a half and half mix of wholemeal and strong white. However, there is no hard and fast rule as to what flour you use. I made some bread cakes using rye flour as I had nothing else. They were a bit heavy but edible. If you have any sort of flour check for recipes on line.

Thanks Max.

 

I want to try making bread by hand (rather than machine). Also not sure what type of yeast to get, any suggestions?

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1 hour ago, Waldo said:

Thanks Max.

 

I want to try making bread by hand (rather than machine). Also not sure what type of yeast to get, any suggestions?

I use Allinsons dried active yeast but I'm not an artisanal baker I just make bread to eat.

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I haven’t been able to get any flour for a while now so am eking out my current stocks. Today I made a loaf using odds and ends of plain white flour, gluten-free plain white, self-raising white, self-raising wholemeal, and granary bread flour.

 

It’s turned out surprisingly well, although not rising quite as much as I’d usually expect for my bread, but that could be because I also used some Allinson dried active yeast with a BBE date of October 2012, so not so “active” I guess.

 

For my next loaf I think I’ll try the OP’s suggestion of potato bread.

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Last week I ran out of yeast so made some beer bread it turned out ok . More dense than my usual one but perfectly edible.

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