Can I freeze flour?

Asked September 22, 2018, 12:04 AM EDT

I like to bake, but don't often have time. When I do, then I end up with half a bag of flour left over, and if I don't use it in a couple of months it starts smelling old and I end up throwing it out. Can I freeze it? If so how long do you think it would keep in the freezer? Thanks!

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1 Response

You can keep white flours in the refrigerator or freezer in an airtight container. All-purpose and bread flour will keep up to two years at 40 F in your refrigerator, according to the Wheat Foods Council. They can be stored indefinitely in the freezer. bring the flour to room temperature before use.