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if you dont have flour, probably the most basic and versatile food ingredient, possibly the basis of western eating or something, it suggests that you cant really cook and that you dont understand food
pies or flans or making sauces I'm not convinced you'd need it. I don't.
If you like to make curries and stuff there's no need.
nor am I likely to make them.
Flour is a rarely used substance which quickly goes to shit if you leave it alone so I don't buy any except on special occasions.
er, 'flour and egg' bombs.
"uh oh, theo's got some flour! must be a special occasion!"
i want pancakes.
= No Weevils
and never use it, this is because its not the 19h century. But you are of course inferior if you don't have any of it.
and wholewheat flour. I'm a well rounded human being.
I just about qualify as a homo-sapien.
Cheese sauce, yorkshire pudding. All things batter-based.
in the hole.
you are missing out on proper home made yorkies. missing out big time
yorkshire puddings are my speciality.
I use it to make quiche. I imagine most people don't have it though.
I make my own bread and pizza and scones and cake and stuff.
... for the stiffening of sauces, gravies and such like. And of course for the pancakes
and it was really runny, so I said "Mum, this chilli's really runny and it keeps falling out of the tacos," so she said "Okay - I'll put some flour in it." WHAT THE FUCK?
Is this standard?
More of a gravy. Flour in gravy? I don't think so. Also, once my mum made chilli with Quorn and now I have trust issues.
starches up the runnyness so it does.
pizza bases, batter, cakes, bread, thickening (although cornflour is better for that)
so I just wiki-ed and apparently it's made with wheat. So why at school were they always like "Windmills are to turn corn into flour"? This thread has been quite traumatic for me :(
that corn's for making normal flour. Why didn't they just tell us it was wheat in the windmill?
because it is.
a teaspoon of sugar should thicken up chilli con carne, and cook it for half an hour or so without the lid on the pan.
I knew the answer wasn't flour.
but if you drink some water, it'll turn the flour into glue. OMG DILEMMA
cos my parents are tards
I love that man.
srsly. i'm sure i'll have flour next year. hope so, anyway.
makes you inferior obvs
not big fan of pancakes
don't make any sauces with flour (but if i did a white sauce i know i should use cornflour)
ALSO this thread is SO westerncentric
i can live with that
to thicken them up, ALLEGEDLY.
you can freeze bread!!!
but my flatmate does.
in today's world.
we have just brought a new full one....this depresses me for some reason.
I made some rubbish yorkshire puddings on mothers day, they did not rise much, yorkshire puddings are not easy
I looked in our cupboards for flour yesterday and discovered that all of the 3 bags of flour were swarming with little bugs, twas rank. Buy the sealed boxes instead, folks.
wholemeal flour and self raising flour
in case of all flour-requiring eventualities
the last 2 and a half hours then
Sometimes at weekends I'll make walnut bread.
Or pizza dough.
I don't really use it that much though unless there's a special occasion which demands some kind of batch of dough-based goodness
because i tend to buy things when i need them. if i make something that needs flour, i will then have flour in. until i finish it. then i wont, until i buy some more because i want to make something that uses it. easy.
this does not reflect on me as a cook or a person.
what next? freezing bread!?
that was in bad taste. i think. probably. or something.