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plain flour
self-raising flour
self-rising flour
white flour
▪ Thicken towards the end of cooking if necessary with plain flour mixed with a little water and a few drops of bottled gravy browning.
▪ Appendix B Recipes for play dough Mix plain flour and water with a little salt.
▪ Sift the strong plain flour into a warm mixing bowl.
▪ The refined carbohydrates - white flour, rice and pasta - should be replaced by wholemeal versions.
▪ Recently it started selling beer, wine, coffee and white flour.
▪ In her white granny nightie and her white flour make-up Noreen could have easily disappeared in that room.
▪ The combination of one-third wheat to two-thirds white flour makes a light, crackly, and satisfying loaf.
▪ Gerald was asked to try a diet containing no sugar or white flour and was given an anti-fungal drug, nystatin.
▪ Cut down on refined white sugar, and white flour, and eat more wholemeal, granary and brown products.
▪ It is largely because the bran is stripped from white flour that our Western diet has become low in natural fibre content.
▪ The mill has been restored and can be seen grinding wholemeal flour on weekdays and Sunday afternoons between Easter and October.
▪ The mill has been restored to full working order and grinds wholemeal flour.
▪ He used wholemeal flour to make bread, scones, pies and cakes, concocted elaborate salads and dosed himself with vitamins.
▪ Reasonable texture and bland, if slightly uncooked, taste. Wholemeal flour contains wholewheat grain with nothing taken out.
▪ It is raised three times rather than two and is actually light in texture because of the high proportion of bread flour.
▪ After a while, somebody told me about high-gluten bread flour, which gives bread an added spring and lightness.
▪ Dust onions with remaining 1 cup flour and then dip into the batter to coat thoroughly.
▪ At some point, the mill eventually passed to George Ford and was converted into a substantial flour mill.
▪ A flour mill was completed about May I, located on the creek.
▪ A weatherboarded flour mill, it was originally supported on open timberwork, but this has been enclosed within a brick roundhouse.
▪ If you have a flour mill at home, you have the potential for the best bread of all.
▪ Healing later left Abbey Mill, his new large steam powered Borough flour mills clearly of much greater importance.
▪ She paused by the old flour mill, another landmark of her childhood.
▪ During the 1780s he was manager and principal promoter, as well as builder and architect, of the Albion flour mill at Blackfriars.
▪ The trotting pony overtook a slow-moving cart piled high with sacks of dry-smelling wheat for a flour mill.
▪ Stir into flour mixture Whisk egg whites until stiff, fold into mixture.
▪ Sprinkle of the flour mixture over gumdrop mixture.
▪ Slightly mash the strawberries so that they are no longer whole, and stir into the flour mixture.
▪ Add the remaining flour mixture to the shortening mixture alternating with the beaten egg.
▪ Gradually beat in the eggs, stir in the yoghurt and then flour mixture until just combined.
▪ Combine vanilla and next 3 ingredients and add flour mixture stirring until well-blended.
▪ Add the flour mixture a little at a time, following each addition with a little treacle and milk until everything is incorporated.
▪ In another bowl mix together next 7 ingredients; while still beating, gradually add flour mixture and water.
▪ Results All subjects consumed the lactulose drink within five minutes and the rice flour pancake within 15 minutes.
▪ A flour sack covering his face, the frayed corner of it tucked under his collar.
▪ Beat together cream cheese, 1 / 3 cup sugar, 1 egg, 2 tablespoons flour and cinnamon until blended.
▪ Add 2 tablespoons flour and stir until brown.
▪ Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon flour, teaspoon salt, teaspoon pepper and 2 tablespoons butter.
▪ You have a choice of corn or flour tortillas.
▪ Rice, beans and corn or flour tortillas complete the dish.
▪ For each serving, place a warm flour tortilla on a serving plate.
▪ Many people react adversely to gluten, present in wheat flour.
▪ Try your natural foods market and, if it does not have unbleached high-gluten flour, ask for hard spring wheat flour.
▪ Add whole wheat flour and all-purpose flour and stir.
▪ There are also recipes that use only whole wheat flour yet yield a fairly light loaf.
▪ As this is not always available, I've used wheat flour.
▪ Mina is carrying the wheat flour in a bronze plate and the oil in a smaller bronze bowl bedded inside it.
Add onions, bacon and garlic and cook for five minutes. 3. Add the flour and season.
▪ Melt the remaining 3 tablespoons butter in heavy casserole. Add flour and cook over low heat 2 minutes.
▪ Melt the margarine or butter in a small pan, add the flour and cook over a low heat for 1-2 minutes.
▪ Combine vanilla and next 3 ingredients and add flour mixture stirring until well-blended.
▪ Beat eggs and sugar with fork in separate bowl. Add whole wheat flour and all-purpose flour and stir.
▪ Beat 2 minutes on low speed. Add 1 cup additional flour and yeast.
▪ Then whisk in the beaten egg gradually, adding a teaspoon of flour with each addition to stop curdling.
▪ In another bowl mix together next 7 ingredients; while still beating, gradually add flour mixture and water.
▪ Even when refined sugar is combined with refined flour to make cakes or desserts, the chewing required tends to be minimal.
▪ In a plastic or paper bag, combine flour, salt and pepper.
▪ In a small bowl, combine sugar, flour, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.
▪ To make pancakes, in a large mixing bowl, combine flour and water, stirring constantly until all water is absorbed.
▪ In large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and pepper.
▪ In a 3-quart saucepan, combine flour with a little stock, whisking to combine until smooth.
▪ Knead the dough on a floured board, dusting with a little flour if it is sticky.
▪ Refrigerate at least one hour. Dust lightly with flour.
▪ Process, then transfer mixture to a work surface and knead until fairly smooth, dusting with flour if it sticks.
▪ Season the buffalo meat with pepper, thyme, rosemary, salt, ground chili, and cumin. Dust with flour.
▪ Pat rabbit dry with paper towels and lightly dust with flour.
▪ Butter and dust with flour a 10-inch cake pan. 2.
▪ Add l lemon rind, sugar, eggs and mix. Fold in sifted flour and strawberries.
▪ Gently fold the flour into the mixture with the orange juice and rind.
▪ Cream the butter and sugar and beat in the eggs, one at a time. Fold in the flour and almonds.
▪ Sift the flour, then fold the flour and spice into the egg and honey mixture.
▪ Whisk eggs and sugar until thick and pale. Fold in flour and cornflour.
▪ Simply grinding your own flour will not guarantee good bread if you have chosen the wrong type of wheat.
▪ Prove until double the size. 6. Mix a little flour with some water to make a smooth paste. 7.
▪ To make pancakes, in a large mixing bowl, combine flour and water, stirring constantly until all water is absorbed.
▪ Add the onion to the pan, stirring well to mix with any flour left at the bottom of the pan.
▪ On slowest speed, mix in the flour and baking soda.
▪ Appendix B Recipes for play dough Mix plain flour and water with a little salt.
▪ In another bowl, mix together flour, eggs and water for about 2 minutes.
▪ Place in a casserole dish. Mix the flour and curry powder together.
▪ About 3 weeks later sift the flour in each tube again.
▪ In another bowl, sift flour, salt, baking soda and cinnamon.
▪ At this stage sift the flour, take out the adults and kill them.
▪ Mix and sift together the flour, sugar, baking soda, salt and cinnamon and stir in almonds.
▪ Léonie sifted silky flour on to the wide brass pan of the scales.
▪ Let stand while preparing cake batter. Sift flour, baking powder and salt on to wax paper.
▪ Prepare the Yorkshire pudding by sifting the flour into a large bowl.
▪ In medium bowl, sift together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; stir into creamed mixture.
▪ Lightly dry-fry the onion in a non-stick pan until soft but not brown. Sprinkle carefully with flour.
▪ Add chopped carrots and garlic and cook 2 minutes. Sprinkle with flour and stir well.
▪ Remove the skillet from the heat. Sprinkle the flour over the onions and stir to coat them.
▪ Melt the butter in a pan, stir in the flour and cook for 1 minute.
▪ Beat 1 minute on low speed. Stir in enough additional flour to make soft dough.
▪ Melt the butter in a heavy pan over a medium heat. Stir in the flour then gradually add the milk.
▪ Whisk in flour and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring to cook flour and make smooth.
▪ Creamy prawns 1 Heat the oil and fry the onion until soft. Stir in the flour and cook for 2 minutes.
▪ Saute 5 minutes, and stir in flour.
▪ Blend into flour, stirring just until all flour is moistened.
▪ Mix the flour and sugar.
▪ Add flour, seasoned salt, pepper and garlic.
▪ Add a little extra flour if necessary. 3.
▪ In a small bowl, combine sugar, flour, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.
▪ Stir in enough additional flour to make soft dough.
▪ They said the protesters let off stink bombs and covered four players with eggs and flour.
▪ When thick and mousse-like, fold in the sifted flour and salt.
▪ Add about 2 more cups flour to make manageable dough and turn out on to lightly floured surface.
▪ Turn dough on to a lightly floured board or other surface and knead lightly 7 or 8 times.
Lightly flour rabbit pieces and brown in batches in oil.
▪ Turn batter into a well-buttered and lightly floured 9-inch tube pan.
▪ Turn dough on to lightly floured surface; gently roll in flour to coat.
▪ Gather up dough and knead on a lightly floured board until smooth, about 5 minutes.
▪ Unwrap and knead again on a lightly floured board for 5 minutes.
▪ On a lightly floured board, knead the dough for a couple of minutes.
▪ Pour into a greased and floured 9-by-13-inch pan.
▪ Spoon batter into a greased and floured 13-by-9-by-2-inch pan.
▪ Pour batter into two 8-inch round, greased and lightly floured pans.
▪ Turn into a greased and floured 9-inch square pan and bake for 25 to 30 minutes.
▪ a lightly floured board
▪ Add about 2 more cups flour to make manageable dough and turn out on to lightly floured surface.
▪ Grease and flour the bottom of a 13-by-9-inch pan.
▪ Lightly flour rabbit pieces and brown in batches in oil.
▪ Pour into a greased and floured 9-by-13-inch pan.
▪ Turn dough on to a lightly floured board or other surface and knead lightly 7 or 8 times.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Flour \Flour\ (flour), n. [F. fleur de farine the flower (i.e., the best) of meal, cf. Sp. flor de la harina superfine flour, Icel. fl["u]r flower, flour. See Flower.] The finely ground meal of wheat, or of any other grain; especially, the finer part of meal separated by bolting; hence, the fine and soft powder of any substance; as, flour of emery; flour of mustard.

Flour bolt, in milling, a gauze-covered, revolving, cylindrical frame or reel, for sifting the flour from the refuse contained in the meal yielded by the stones.

Flour box a tin box for scattering flour; a dredging box.

Flour dredge or Flour dredger, a flour box.

Flour dresser, a mashine for sorting and distributing flour according to grades of fineness.

Flour mill, a mill for grinding and sifting flour.


Flour \Flour\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Floured; p. pr. & vb. n. Flouring.]

  1. To grind and bolt; to convert into flour; as, to flour wheat.

  2. To sprinkle with flour.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"finer portion of ground grain," mid-13c., from flower (n.), and maintaining its older spelling, on the notion of flour as the "finest part" of meal, perhaps as the flower is the finest part of the plant or the fairest plant of the field (compare French fleur de farine), as distinguished from the coarser parts ( meal (n.2)). Old French flor also meant both "a flower, blossom" and "meal, fine flour." The English word also was spelled flower until flour became the accepted form c.1830 to end confusion. Flour-knave "miller's helper" is from c.1300.


"to sprinkle with flour," 1650s, from flour (n.). Meaning "convert (wheat) into flour" is from 1828. Related: Floured; flouring.


n. powder obtained by grinding or milling cereal grains, especially wheat, and used to bake bread, cakes, and pastry. vb. To apply flour to something; to cover with flour.

  1. n. fine powdery foodstuff obtained by grinding and sifting the meal of a cereal grain

  2. v. cover with flour; "flour fish or meat before frying it"

  3. convert grain into flour


Flour is a powder made by grinding uncooked cereal grains or other seeds or roots (like cassava). It is the main ingredient of bread, which is a staple food for many cultures, making the availability of adequate supplies of flour a major economic and political issue at various times throughout history. Wheat flour is one of the most important ingredients in Oceanic, European, South American, North American, Middle Eastern, Indian and North African cultures, and is the defining ingredient in their styles of breads and pastries.

While wheat is the most common base for flour, maize flour has been important in Mesoamerican cuisine since ancient times and remains a staple in the Americas. Rye flour is a constituent of bread in central Europe.

Flour (band)

'''Flour '''is an American band. Flour is the nickname of Minneapolis musician Pete Conway who wrote songs and played bass guitar in the bands Rifle Sport and Breaking Circus until the mid-1980s. He released four solo albums on Touch and Go Records from 1988 to 1994 on which he plays most of the instruments himself. Flour toured as a live band twice with a lineup that featured ex- Big Black guitarist Steve Albini on bass and former Breaking Circus percussionist Todd Trainer on drums before they went on to form the band Shellac. Flour's solo recordings feature the drum machine sound characteristic of Big Black and toyed with by many other independent rock bands in the Midwest during that time period. Flour's third solo album Machinery Hill was described by Allmusics Richard Foss as "an oddball masterpiece of grinding guitar, fluid bass, hammering drums, and very creative ideas".

In the mid-1990s, Conway was part of an all-bass trio, called Brits Out of America, along with Dana Cochrane of Mickey Finn, Amy Larson of Strumpet, and Ben Ivascu of Polica, STNNNG, Marijuana Deathsquads, etc.

Flour (disambiguation)

Flour is a common food ingredient made from wheat, rice, or other starchy sources.

Flour may also refer to:

  • Flour (band), a musical project of Minneapolis musician Pete Conway
  • Flour (album), an album by Australian band Screamfeeder
  • Wood flour, wood pulverized until it is of the consistency of flour
  • Flour Lake, a lake in Minnesota

Usage examples of "flour".

Bay, sitting next to a fire, holding a royal warrant from King Charles I and waiting for the Assiniboine and Cree to bring in a fresh pile of beaver pelts he could benevolently exchange for a few barrels of flour and sugar.

Their life was rougher than it had been, for they had now to subsist entirely upon the spoils of the chase, and bread made of ground acorns and beechnuts, mixed with a very small portion of flour.

Pollen proved no trouble for the bees, either, if they needed it, for flour has long been fed to bees as a pollen substitute, and plenty of old bread and cake lay in the garbage cans.

Sultana and raisin jars were thoroughly shaken and stirred, and the flour bins raked with a fork.

But bitterweed was something the shelters kept, right along with the tea, the salt, and the flour.

What with that and flour dust even the blindest cop would have little difficulty in buttoning me on to the crime.

Put the remaining onion into a stew pan, with a tablespoonful of butter, a half-tablespoonful of flour, and after it boils up once, add a half-cup of milk, a teaspoonful of parsley, salt and pepper, boil up again, pour over onions and serve.

The instant it boils add quickly one and one-half cups of sifted pastry flour.

When mixed with flour, and spread on linen, or leather, it has long been a simple remedy for bringing boils to maturity.

Sacred terraced basket bowls for medicine flour or meal, carried by chief priests of sacred dancers.

The brakeman and then the engineer went down like suddenly dropped sacks of flour.

His cruising grounds were the West India Islands, and his merchandise was flour and corn meal ground at the Brandywine Mills at Wilmington, Delaware.

The branny portion of a kernel of wheat consists of various nutritive elements, with more than five times the amount of phosphate of lime contained in fine bolted flour.

But like all whole-grain breads, the strong taste of unrefined flour obscures the more delicate flavors I am after.

The principal forms in which starch comes upon our tables are meals and flours, and the various breads, cakes, mushes, and puddings made out of these.