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Old 04-04-2008, 11:21 AM
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Hi Bunkies!
I just found about five pounds of stale all-purpose flour in my basement. I don't want to waste it, so I thought to ask the board what I might be able to do with it. It's not spoiled or contaminated, just stale.

My first thought is to make dog biscuits with it, but I have yet to find a good recipe. Do any of you have any other ideas as to what I can do with it?

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how can you tell when flour goes stale?
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Make hardtack, you most likely wont be able to tell its stale and it will keep forever (or dang close ) Here is a link http://www.survivalistboards.com/showthread.php?t=7057
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Why not make some Italian Pepper Biscuit! When I was much, much younger I used to run with Coasties and an italian friend from Connetticut used to get Italian Pepper Biscuits in care packages from his mom. They are hard little biscuits that you sort of knaw on as a snack and they were INSANELY addicting. They get very hard when they cool and can be stored for quite a long time in an airtight container. Your post reminded me of them and I'm gonna make some this afternoon. I include a couple of recipes to choose from - personally I like the ones with black pepper and fennel seed the best. You might also consider using up that flour making other kinds of sweet Biscotti (italian cookies) - you know - the kind they sell in the coffee shops to dunk in your coffee - good use of the flour and easy and inexpensive to make depending on what you add to them and they also keep well. Here are a couple of recipes for pepper biscuits. You can find sweet Biscotti recipes all over the internet.

Biscotti Di Pepe

• 1 (1/4 ounce) package dry yeast
• 1/2 cup warm water (110 degrees)
• 2 cups flour
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 1 1/2 teaspoons black pepper (or more)
• 1/2 cup olive oil

Directions
Dissolve yeast in water. Sift flour salt and pepper onto mixing board.
Make a well in the center and add yeast and oil. Blend together and gradually incorporate into flour. The dough will be stiff. Knead 10 minutes. Place in oiled bowl, turn to coat, cover with towel and let rise until doubled in bulk. Preheat oven to 375. Break off small pieces of dough and roll into ropes about 6 inches long. Form a ring and pinch edges together. Place on baking sheet and let rise 20 minutes. Brush with oil and bake 12to 15 minutes or until lightly browned.

Colavita Pepper Biscuits

Ingredients:

2 packages dry yeast
2 cups warm water
6 cups flour
4 tsp. fennel seeds
2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. sugar
2 tsp. pepper, coarse grind
1 cup COLAVITA olive oil
1 egg, beaten

Preparation:

Combine yeast, sugar and warm water. Set aside to bubble up and foam. Place flour, fennel seeds, salt and pepper in a large pot. When yeast has foamed, mix gently with olive oil and pour into flour, mixing and turning until dough is formed. Add a little flour if dough is sticky or a little warm water if too stiff. Cover, put in a draft free place for 30 minutes. Roll out into 3" ropes and make pretzel shapes. Brush with beaten egg. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and bake for 30 minutes.
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Thanks, guys! I just hate wasting stuff, especially food.
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how can you tell when flour goes stale?
It was YEARS past it's expiration date. Ewwwwww!
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I took some of it and made paste for papier mache, but I don't want to do five pounds worth of it, LOL!
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