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Do not try to use old Bread Flour when baking bread. I found out the hard way. I was making bread one day & it didn't want to rise right. So I looked at the dry yeast packet it was still goo
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Old Bread Flour

posted at 2/22/2011 11:57 PM EST
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Do not try to use old Bread Flour when baking bread. I found out the hard way. I was making bread one day & it didn't want to rise right. So I looked at the dry yeast packet it was still good for a year. So I remembered that that particular recipe didn't turn out for me the last time I tried to make it. Then I started on another batch of bread of a different recipe that always worked for me, but it didn't turn out either. Then I decided that it must be the flour & it was over a year or two old. LOL

Re: Old Bread Flour

posted at 2/23/2011 1:05 AM EST
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I always keep the exp.date on the bag of flour & put it on top of the flour in the canister, that way I see the date when I take the lid off.

Re: Old Bread Flour

posted at 2/23/2011 5:20 AM EST
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Sometimes we learn the hard way.

Re: Old Bread Flour

posted at 2/23/2011 7:42 AM EST
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I guess we need to bake faster - so we don't have the ingredients too long?  LOL

Re: Old Bread Flour

posted at 2/23/2011 7:57 AM EST
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 When I have old bread flour it goes it the trash  because it does not mix right and it is gummy.

Re: Old Bread Flour

posted at 2/23/2011 8:05 AM EST
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Old bread flour makes for a small hard lump......trust me I know!! LOL

Re: Old Bread Flour

posted at 2/23/2011 8:25 AM EST
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Where and how you store your flour is important. You should Proof your Yeast before you use it again.

Re: Old Bread Flour

posted at 2/23/2011 9:07 AM EST
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Keeping flour in the freezer helps make it last longer too.

Re: Old Bread Flour

posted at 2/23/2011 10:54 AM EST
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Now I know why my last loaf of Rye bread did not turn out well...great doorstop but not good for sandwiches.

Re: Old Bread Flour

posted at 2/23/2011 11:41 AM EST
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And old flour can sometimes harvest bugs!

Re: Old Bread Flour

posted at 2/23/2011 4:30 PM EST
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Good Reminder!!!!

Re: Old Bread Flour

posted at 2/23/2011 10:49 PM EST
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Yes, you should not use old flour or other products either, if they are outdated.  I had an outdated box of pasta and I emailed the company and they said that they could not guarantee the flavor if it was past the expiration date.  If you ever have a doubt as to whether a product is still ok to use and if it will perform as it is supposed to, you can always either email or call the comany.  Most of them are pretty helpful.

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