Where to buy flour for bread during coronavirus lockdown – The Sun

WITH supermarket shelves ransacked and online shopping slots booked up for weeks, you may struggle to get hold of a loaf of bread.

The good news is that you can easily make your own bread with just a few ingredients.

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Shoppers have stockpiled flour during the coronavirus crisis, leading to low supplies in some supermarkets.

But despite concerns, we found there are still places where you can nab packs of the baking essential.

Of course, if you buy online, check minimum spends and delivery fees as retailers will usually set limits on how much you have to spend.

Also bear in mind that online orders may be heavily substituted with similar items where what you've ordered has since gone out of stock.


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We've checked the major online retailers, so it's worth checking your local Aldi and Lidl, convenience stores such as Co-op, as well as smaller and independent corner shops.

If you're still able to go to the supermarket, you're likely to have more luck first thing in the morning after it's re-stocked overnight.

You can also ask local stores when they typically re-stock.

To avoid a wasted trip, we'd recommend calling your nearest shop beforehand to check availability as stock is likely to move fast.

Where can I buy flour for bread?

Asda has a wide range of bread flour listed as in stock on its website, including 1.5kg packs of its own-brand white and wholemeal bread flour for 60p.

It's also selling brown bread flour for 79p per 1.5kg.

Sainsbury's is slightly pricier by selling same-sized packs of white and wholemeal bread flour for £1.05 and £1.10, respectively.

Tesco is currently not selling any bread flour, but you can nab a 1.5kg pack of white flour for £1.

While Morrisons has sold out completely of bread flour online, according to its website.

Amazon usually also sells a wide range of organic and standard bread flour, but the items are currently all listed as unavailable.

Are there any other alternatives I can use?

If you can't get your hands on bread flour then fear not, because you can substitute it for all-purpose flour, sometimes also called plain flour, and get a similar result.

This is currently listed as in stock in all the big four supermarkets.

Asda is offering the cheapest price at 49p per 1.5kg, while Sainsbury's and Tesco are selling the same amount of flour for 60p.

Morrisons has sold out of its own-brand 1.5kg packs for 80p, but you can nab smaller 500g packs for 45p.

The difference between plain flour and bread flour is the amount of protein, which means the latter will make your bread rise slightly more.

It also makes the bread slightly denser and chewier, but you can still get a good taste and rise with plain flour.

In need of some inspiration for what to make? Here's how to bake bread with just three ingredients.

Alternatively, you may want to try making bread in your slow cooker.

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