Discover the best way to store your flour to keep it fresh as long as possible. You can use this technique with plain flour, self-raising flour, 00 flour, gluten free flours and more.
Flour is a perishable item, and it's best to only puchase as much flour as you'll use in one to two months. However, if you keep your flour in the right conditions it can last for much longer. Flour doesn't like light, heat or moisture, so using the following techniques will help to keep any type of flour fresh.
This tip for making flour last longer is particularly useful for wholemeal flour and almond flour or meal. These flours have a naturally shorter shelf-life than some other flours, discover more about the different types of flour here.
Get the recipe: Buttermilk and Vanilla Bean Scones
This beautiful scone recipe uses self-raising flour which is more sensitive to moisture in storage, airtight containers are important to keep it fresh.
Get the recipe: Wholemeal Date and Walnut Loaf
The wholemeal flour in this lovely loaf is best stored in the fridge or freezer using the steps above, as it has a shorter natural shelf-life than other flours.