Where is the Yeast..

Hello all, how are you?
So we know that people have been panic buying and taking stuff that normally they wouldn't. Stockpiling it for future use, i hope they use and it is not just sat in their pantry doing nothing.
As we make all our own bread we regularly buy it. However we cannot get any..not in the shop or even online.
I refuse to pay the extortionate prices those online are wanting..greed has reared it ugly head. I saw someone auctioning off the sachets from a pack of Yeast and people were bidding. Always someone to take advantage of a shortage. They should be ashamed of themselves. If your not going to use it then don't buy it.
Flour is another thing that is in short supply..suddenly everyone is a flipping baker.
We had to resort to buying a 16kg sack of flour off the internet. Which by the way is amazing and it arrived with in a few days. It makes amazing cobs and bread.

So we are going to try and make our own yeast..wish us luck.
ftm

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  1. theres tons of yeast out here but flour is a struggle , im not baking bread at the moment so the 4 bags of flour have lasted me well , daft shortage yesterday was vinegar couldnt find it anywhere

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    1. O wow..glad you have some yeast..strange how there are shortages of certain things.
      Not looked for vinegar as i do have some but gravy was one thing that was out of stock everywhere..even chicken gravy.
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  2. We have found a couple of local cafe's who are selling flour and yeast and other baking supplies, none of them over charging. Hopefully you will find somewhere local to you. We make all our own bread, have done for years, so it's a pain not having stocks in supermarkets.

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    1. It is a pain but nevermind am sure it will settle down sooner or later.
      ftm

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  3. Years ago when I made all the bread for a family of 5 we always bought a sack of flour and I'm sure it was much better quality and made better bread than supermarket stuff.

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    1. Hi yes the bread and cobs we made seem to be much fluffier in texture and taste better than normal.
      ftm

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  4. Apparently there is enough flour if you want to buy industrial quantities (or 16kg packs)! I just want a couple of bags of 1.5kg which is what I usually have in store. It seems that the problem lies in the bagging of small domestic quantities - there isn't enough production capacity to meet demand...or so a miller was saying on the TV .
    I think we will have a nation hooked on cake soon; as you say everyone must be baking. I also cannot buy yeast - it's very frustrating. I don't use very much but I have run out.

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    1. Yes i understand the problem with the bagging it up but as soon as it gets to the supermarket its gone..like wise with the yeast.We have some left but not enough nevermind we will manage.
      Had no choice but to buy a huge sack of flour as we couldn't get the bags we normally do.
      It is very nice flour and worth the money.
      Everyone is going to addicted to cake and making their own bread when lockdown is over.
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  5. Frustrating, isn't it?
    xx

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    1. Totally, but we will adjust and adapt to make our own.
      ftm

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  6. I have just made potato yeast and it has worked well. One and a half cups of the water you have boiled the potatoes in, cooled. Stir in one cup of flour and one tablespoon of sugar. Cover and leave somewhere warm over night. Next morning it should be bubbling and smell a bit yeasty. Give it a stir , two tablespoon equals one tablespoon of dried yeast. I only had sr flour to make my bread and it worked beautifully. I am going to try freezing it in two tablespoon portions. Problem solved, lots of bakers are selling flour and yeast.

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    1. I am so glad that it worked well for you.
      Thank you for the recipe if the one we tried doesn't work then yours is next on the list.
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