Allinson Strong White Flour 3kg for £1.80 at Tesco
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Allinson Strong White Flour 3kg for £1.80 at Tesco

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Found 14th Feb 2014
Found this in Stockon-on-Tees Tesco Extra - the 1.5kg pack is £1.72 so this is a bargain for double the flour for 8p more! Available online too and doesn't appear to be on special offer.

You'd struggle to get tescos own brand flour at this price.

Makes great bread! Stock up.

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Good deal got it in Bar Hill Tesco, does anyone think all flours are equal? This is a deal but I prefer Marriages flour.

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Laydon

Good deal got it in Bar Hill Tesco, does anyone think all flours are … Good deal got it in Bar Hill Tesco, does anyone think all flours are equal? This is a deal but I prefer Marriages flour.

To be honest I've only tried tescos own brand bread flour and Allinsons and have to say there's not much of a difference. I tend to stock up on Allinsons when it's on offer which works out just as cheap as tescos own brand. I think the more experienced bakers will be able to tell the difference, but people who just bake the odd loaf won't.

What's the difference between strong white flour and normal?

Strong flour is generally for bread, plain flour for pastry and thickening sauces.

Laydon

Strong flour is generally for bread, plain flour for pastry and … Strong flour is generally for bread, plain flour for pastry and thickening sauces.


Thank you!

Laydon

Good deal got it in Bar Hill Tesco, does anyone think all flours are … Good deal got it in Bar Hill Tesco, does anyone think all flours are equal? This is a deal but I prefer Marriages flour.



I find that the allinsons is slightly better quality as it is finer, but I'm not to know. I always buy allinsons unless I go to waitrose and then they have 5* local brands like 'Maple Farm Kelsale' which is local to me. Or 'Bacheldre Watermill' which is very good also

My area doesn't stock the 3kg:(

I normally find Allisons the best, but have found these 3kg bags poor quality. Loaves haven't been rising as normal, have been having to do half and half with another flour

Edited by: "ChipSticks" 14th Feb 2014

Just thought I'd give my two pence worth on different store flour brands. I've used Morrisons, Tescos and Lidl's own brand strong white bread flour in my bread maker and the Lidl flour seems to produce the best results. If anyone usually uses the own brand stuff (usually about 80p for 1.5kg) I'd recommend giving Lidl flour a try.

Laydon

Good deal got it in Bar Hill Tesco, does anyone think all flours are … Good deal got it in Bar Hill Tesco, does anyone think all flours are equal? This is a deal but I prefer Marriages flour.

Absolutely not. I've been on a bread baking odyssey for months and found that of the home brand flours Sainsburys is the best. I didn't know it at the time but higher gluten/protein content makes a difference and Sainsburys is the highest at 13.4%. I found this Allinsons to give far worse results unless you get their premium stuff.

jan81

Just thought I'd give my two pence worth on different store flour brands. … Just thought I'd give my two pence worth on different store flour brands. I've used Morrisons, Tescos and Lidl's own brand strong white bread flour in my bread maker and the Lidl flour seems to produce the best results. If anyone usually uses the own brand stuff (usually about 80p for 1.5kg) I'd recommend giving Lidl flour a try.


Lidl strong plain flour works well for me too. My local store has recently started doing strong Wholemeal flour too.

Duelling Duck

Absolutely not. I've been on a bread baking odyssey for months and found … Absolutely not. I've been on a bread baking odyssey for months and found that of the home brand flours Sainsburys is the best. I didn't know it at the time but higher gluten/protein content makes a difference and Sainsburys is the highest at 13.4%. I found this Allinsons to give far worse results unless you get their premium stuff.



I agree Sainsburys own Strong flour is great I think its 80p for 1.5kg. Also Waitrose own is great too. I stopped using Allinsons last year when I was consistently getting loaves not rising.
But try a couple of tablespoons of lemon juice in the water, if you are having problems not rising with the breadmaker loaves.

Banned

Never had a problem with any flour (as long as it's strong obviously!)

Put your yeast and sugar in together, then flour + oil or marge, and finally the salt diluted in water last.

The sugar helps the yeast rise, the salt hinders it basically. At least that's what I've found through years of trial and error!

Byron78

Never had a problem with any flour (as long as it's strong obviously!)Put … Never had a problem with any flour (as long as it's strong obviously!)Put your yeast and sugar in together, then flour + oil or marge, and finally the salt diluted in water last.The sugar helps the yeast rise, the salt hinders it basically. At least that's what I've found through years of trial and error!


Salt does hinder but it is vital for the taste. Sugar hinders yeast as well (hence why enriched doughs don't rise as much). Just add the salt to the flour.

Lidl always have the 1.5kg Allinson Strong White Bread Flour for 79p and its actually on offer for 75p at the moment so this 3kg deal at Tesco is actually more than Lidl's regular price. If you buy two 1.5kg at Lidl your getting 3kg for £1.58 at the regular 79p price and the current 75p offer gets you 3kg for £1.50!

I prefer Tescos own as I always get a good loaf. I find Allinsons hit and miss!

pepperlic

Salt does hinder but it is vital for the taste. Sugar hinders yeast as … Salt does hinder but it is vital for the taste. Sugar hinders yeast as well (hence why enriched doughs don't rise as much). Just add the salt to the flour.


I think you'll find that sugar helps yeast work, it won't hinder it unless you tip a whole bag in.

mrunderhill2

I agree Sainsburys own Strong flour is great I think its 80p for 1.5kg. … I agree Sainsburys own Strong flour is great I think its 80p for 1.5kg. Also Waitrose own is great too. I stopped using Allinsons last year when I was consistently getting loaves not rising.But try a couple of tablespoons of lemon juice in the water, if you are having problems not rising with the breadmaker loaves.



I totally agree with you. .
I have been using sainsburys brrad flour beats any flour by far

I might have to give Sainsburys a whirl, I think it's the only supermarket own I haven't tried yet.

This is also £2.00 in Asda for anybody who can't manage to get it from Tesco. I know it's 20p difference, but still good value.

ChipSticks

I might have to give Sainsburys a whirl, I think it's the only … I might have to give Sainsburys a whirl, I think it's the only supermarket own I haven't tried yet.



Those of us who are fans have helped bump up the price. It has gone from 80p to £1 for 1.5kg (a 25% leap).

The Allinson 'strong' is just 12.1% protein so nothing to get too excited about. For a standard bread/bun recipe based on 500g of flour, mix 300g of Sainsbury's Strong Bread Flour with 200g of their Canadian Very Strong Bread flour (£1 for 1kg) and you won't go far wrong.

only trouble with this flour and all supermarket strong bread flour except waitrosee is it is not good enough for making good bread as the protein content is low should be 14.9
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