I’m about to invest in some lock n lock containers to store my flour, pasta, sugar, rice etc in.
I know it depends if you bake often, make your own pizza or pasta but as a rough guide; how much flour do you store? Also the whole point in buying the air tight containers is to stop any moisture from getting into the flour, and to stop bugs (weevils) from going walkies in my pantry.
I’m not interested in buying in bulk (as it’s not money saved if it goes in the trash at the end of the day) but the last thing I want is to need an extra cup of flour while making some cookies. So apart from having individual containers, is it possible to have one big container that you can use to store that extra pound of plain flour, bread flour, pasta, rice, sugar etc in? And in this case would I freeze the flour for 48 hours and then place it in the airtight container?
And also can pasta and rice carry bugs too? And if so do you freeze it like the flour?
And one more question, doesn’t the process of freezing the flour introduce moisture into the package which causes spoilage?