Hey! With February being National Flour Month how can you miss. Where would we be without flour. “I never think much about flour,” you may say. Well, just stop for a moment. Without flour there’s no bread. What! No bread! How am I going to eat my soup? No toast in the morning! No sandwiches! Unthinkable!
Without flour … no pasta! No! Don’t say it. A day without pasta is a day without life. No flour – no dumplings – no dim sum –no pita, which of course means no felafel. Without flour there would be no birthday cakes. How can you have a birthday without a birthday cake. I think it’s the law … it’s written. No flour = no muffins or coffee cake! No flour = no donuts! No pancakes, no waffles, no aebleskivers, no crepes, no pretzels, no bagels and no croissants. No flour, no cookies. No cookies! Can there be life without cookies? Or biscuits?
No flour – no pie – no way! Now that’s just un-American! And of course without flour, how are you going to thicken your sauces, soups and stews? How are you going to batter your fish‘n’ chips, bread your cutlets or make a roux!
So, hie thee into the kitchen and celebrate flour! The following are a few recipes that may help.