Sourdough is your friend.That would work":2dn6znqg said:We have flour but yeast? Nowhere :roll:
Eggs were a bit similar according to radio 4. Plenty of eggs but no uk producer of egg boxes. Bit mad isn't it? Might have changed now; this article was 2 or 3 weeks ago and no current shortage of eggs shopside but they were certainly entertaining selling individual eggs at one point. Bring your own box. Maybe some major industry packaging issues will be addressed longterm in the future. One positive perhaps going forward.Cheshirechappie":kr2itbe9 said:Found out t'other day why there's a shortage of flour in the supermarkets.
In normal times, about 90% of the mills' output goes to the big bakeries, caterers, pubs, hotels and so on in 16kg and 25kg bags, and only about 10% goes to retail through supermarkets in small bags. There's no shortage of grain or milled flour, it's just that the sudden change in demand from the catering industry to retail has left the 'small bag' packing lines at the mills unable to cope. They're running them 24 hours a day, apparently.
Hence some of the supermarkets starting to sell 'loose' flour (from 25kg bags) through their bakery sections. No doubt the others will follow.
I make this recipe from Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall. The starter is really easy. Its just equal parts wholemeal flour and water. I've had more success with this than any other sourdough, and the dough does rise.marcros":19dnpbpb said:
The yeast in the starter actually comes from whole grain flours. Check youtube - there's a million videos on it.marcros":11yqn86g said: