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ksmom14's picture

So I was able to find a 25pound bag of all purpose flour at Costco yesterday, but still no luck finding (regularly priced) yeast.

Any recipes y'all have to use this flour?! Not just bread, I'm open to anything, muffins, busicuits...what do y'all have!

I have most of the other normal baking stuff, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, brown sugar, powdered sugar, shortening, butter, etc.



lieutenant_dad's picture

Not so much a recipe as some other suggestions, but I use flour for sausage gravy (and you could make biscuits, too), and I've made a LOT of fried chicken with it as well (look up Alton Brown's recipe). My mom would make blackberry dumplings, which was basically just making drop biscuits that cooked in the berries. I could probably get the recipe from her if you were interested! 

TheAccidentalSM's picture

If you don't have buttermilk, you can make it with milk and lemon (google it).  Keeps well and is good toasted.

4 cups all-purpose flour,  4 tablespoons white sugar,  1 teaspoon baking soda,  1 tablespoon baking powder,  1/2 teaspoon salt,  1/2 cup margarine, softened1 cup buttermilk,  1 egg,  1/4 cup butter, melted1/4 cup buttermilk

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease a large baking sheet.

In a large bowl, mix together flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt and margarine. Stir in 1 cup of buttermilk and egg. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead slightly. Form dough into a round and place on prepared baking sheet. In a small bowl, combine melted butter with 1/4 cup buttermilk; brush loaf with this mixture. Use a sharp knife to cut an 'X' into the top of the loaf.

Bake in preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean, 45 to 50 minutes. Check for doneness after 30 minutes. You may continue to brush the loaf with the butter mixture while it bakes.

SteppedOut's picture

You can make buttermilk with white vinegar too! 

1 cup milk

2 TBS white vinegar

Mix and let it sit for 5 minutes

Cover1W's picture

Suggested: crackers.

Super fast and easy. Lots of recipes online!

You can make your own sourdough starter too...again, look online.

We don't have much flour left here. I have enough flour and yeast for two more bread loaves. And some cake flour for a cake.

No tp in the stores for several weeks now. Will be an issue as we run out soon!

ksmom14's picture

I should do sourdough starter...I absolutely love sourdough bread and I have 2 mall packets of yeast left, looks like that gives me a lot of potential if I do it right!

TheAccidentalSM's picture

You can make basic pasta with all purpose flour and you don't need a pasta maker, just a rolling pin.

ksmom14's picture

Ahh yes and I've always wanted to make my own pasta! Will definitely need to do this....and I just got some pesto at costco so some pesto pasta sounds awesome! Not to mention, dried pasta is in short supply these days too!

Kes's picture

My daughter made fresh pasta with flour - she had never tried before but it turned out OK.  One thing I use plain flour for a lot is pancake batter.  A little milk and a couple of eggs - you can then use the batter to make pancakes or a dish much beloved of us Brits "Toad in the Hole"  - pour the batter over sausages and bake in the oven until well risen.  I find it helps to cook the sausages a bit first. 

TheAccidentalSM's picture

Chill the batter in the fridge and make sure the oil in the tin its going to cook in is smoking hot.  You'll want some onion gravy to go with it.

ksmom14's picture

Yes pancake batter! That's a good idea, I haven't been able to find the ready to mix boxes at the grocery store the last couple times so that is a great idea.

SteppedOut's picture

 Not sure if you have cornmeal... if so, cornbread. Its something "different" - I know I get sick of the same 'ole!

I also agree with pancakes. Add some wheat germ, ground flax, chopped nuts, fruit (we like mashed bananas!) for added nutrition (you may have to slightly increase the milk in your batter so its not too thick).

DPW's picture

I'm in the same situation so I've been googling different quick bread recipes and there's lots of easy stuff out there that's fast too. You can do savoury or sweet, mix it up with different ingredients!

Thumper's picture

Oh myyyyyyyyyyyy

nothing from me beside paste?

BethAnne's picture

My husband made a soughdough starter last week. Takes a little while to get it going but after about 10 days he is baking delicious bread with it most days. Just need flour and water. 

You could make some yummy pastry with your shortening and then have sweet or savory pies depending on what you have avaiable to fill them. 

thinkthrice's picture

i keep buttermilk on hand...mostly for biscuits though (not uk biscuits aka "cookies")