Stuff I’d Like to See General Freezing Flour and pancke mixes

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    • #346883

      I got great deal on flour and pancake mix. was wondering can I freeze it? and what is the best way?

      and how long? Have a list of whats good to freeze and how long???Thanks

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      @bearhugs 596416 wrote:

      I got great deal on flour and pancake mix. was wondering can I freeze it? and what is the best way? and how long? Have a list of whats good to freeze and how long???Thanks

      yes, you can freeze it, vacuum seal flour and freeze it for up to 2 years. If you’re using ziplock type bags you’ll get about 12 months out of it. Pancake mix will be different due to the other ingredients & the expiration date listed on the box.

    • #458807

      That’s awesome to know. I’m constantly making pizza dough for us and friends.

      Thanks for the post.

    • #458951

      I have frozen flour for years and only drop it in the freezer. I have never had flour fail…..like how does it fail you? I bake cakes and pies from scratch and have used flour way over 2 years old as I buy in 2 pound bags.

    • #459595
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      @Magic 605571 wrote:

      I have frozen flour for years and only drop it in the freezer. I have never had flour fail…..like how does it fail you? I bake cakes and pies from scratch and have used flour way over 2 years old as I buy in 2 pound bags.

      I’m assuming that you’re speaking of unbleached all purpose flour, as most of your other flours spoil fairly quickly.

      Flour can go rancid as it contains some natural oils, particularly wheat, rye, spelt, etc. When flour gets old it loses it’s performance.. aka- it tastes horrible, fails to rise, nasty off coloring, usually takes on a paste-like flavor and can take leavened bread up to 4x’s longer to rise (if at all).

      If you have OLD flour and think that it’s probably still “good” take a tablespoon of it and dump it into a glass of water. Then see what floats to the top, you might be surprised about whats Really in your flour that you can’t readily see.

    • #459760

      If you just drop the bag of flour into the freezer it can pick up funky flavors. I vacuum seal mine into canning jars and store that way and its stays good for several years. I try to use it up with in 3 years and you need to rotate so the oldest gets used first. If you vacuum seal into jars you don’t need to freeze it.

      Keep it in a cool dark place will keep it good for 3 years. Check your seals at least twice a year. I stock up on chocolate at the end of season and get great deals.

      I’ve got jars of chocolate that are over 10 years old and taste like I just bought it at the store. Vacuum sealing into canning jars is my special miracle! Raisins & nuts vacuum seal really good too!

    • #461695

      I do not know how long,but my mom use to put her’s in the freezer sometimes in just the bag she bought it in and sometimes she would put it in freezer bags if she had already opened it.

    • #462743

      I freeze my flour all the time. I always put the date on the vacuum sealed bags and use the oldest first.
      Making homemade breads and dough’s (bread machine) I can’t say I have had any go bad. I did fine one that had slipped down and missed for 3 years and it was still good.

      It was plain flour so I can’t attest to fact that the leveling agents were still good.
      I freeze cornmeal as well. :great:

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