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Welcome to The Mill Stream.

They say it’s all grist to the mill or that our life is very run of the mill, but the grist and the run are actually vital parts of our lives here. The Mill Stream is an equally important part of life here at Shipton Mill, as it, quite literally, runs through the centre of the mill.

We hope these pages will give you a taste of life in our tranquil Cotswold Valley, of our flour and of the delicious uses it is put to.

And we hope that you find something to interest and insprire you. And when you do, please give it a Star Rating and leave a comment, to help others who follow you.

Dharma of Food

A central spiritual idea from India should govern our attitude towards agriculture, says Vandana Shiva

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Try rye

It's a whole new baking experience and it’s good for you too.

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Great British Loaves

A guest blog from retired police officer turned micro-baker Steve Ackland bringing us loaves inspired by the best of British.

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Organic Yeast

New but old kid back on the block...why you should think about using organic yeast.

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Yeast Cakes.....or Are They Bread?

Cakes as we know them are a thoroughly modern invention and today are usually aerated with either bi-carbonate of soda or baking powder. Prior to this, cakes were leavened with various types of yeast.

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Breaking Bread

As a recent convert from vegetarianism to veganism Jane Hughes is learning she will need nerves of steel to resolve the question ‘to be or not to be a vegan?’

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The new bread

Homage to the seminal "Tassajara bread book"which is one of the original works on artisanal bread-making.

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Chestnut flour...what is it and how to use this ancient and delicious local wholefood.

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Delicious buns

Buns are a British to make old -style Bath buns.

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Add a recipe & get 5% off

We love to see what you've been baking, but are just updating this section at the moment - we will be able to accept new community recipes in the near future, please don't try to upload in the meantime as we won't be able to accept the photo or send a voucher yet.


If you add one of your own baking recipes with a photo to the Shipton Mill website, we will send you a voucher for 5% off your next order from the Flour Direct shop.

It's very easy, just click here to visit your " My Shipton Mill" page to get started.