Shipton Mill produces a wide variety of excellent white flours suitable for all manner of breads, cakes and pastries.
Historically, white flour used to be made by sifting the wholemeal flour through linen or silk sifting cloths to separate the coarse bran and the germ from the creamy white starch hidden within the wheat grain. It was always the preserve of the wealthy. Today, everybody can enjoy white flour and indeed it has become the norm.
From the 100% of wholemeal, 25% is sifted off as bran and germ. The remaining fraction is white flour. Usually white flour is actually a creamy colour because it is not bleached in the UK as it is in some other countries ( eg USA).
ALL UK-produced white wheat flour has to be fortified in accordance with the Bread and Flour Act (amended 1998), which states that a small amount of calcium, along with thiamine, iron, and niacin must be added when making white flour, to make up for the loss of a small proportion of nutrients when white flour is made.
The majority of our flours are not fortified, this includes all of our wholemeal flours and also our white spelt.
White flour produces a light and easily digestible bread, much in demand. Shipton Mill white flours are produced with quality in mind and are skillfully milled from the best organic and conventional wheat.
Our Traditional organic white flour contains a percentage of the old English wheat Maris Widgeon and has exceptional flavour with a creamy colour reminiscent of more historical white flours. It produces a well flavoured loaf which carries the tradition of home wheat, rare today. Such blends were a favourite of English master bakers of the past.
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Looking for a unique gift for the baker in your life this Christmas? Well we might just have the answer, one of our beautiful Christmas Hampers.
Choose from The Baker’s Starter Kit, designed for the passionate home baker, some of the essentials to get you up and running to produce mouth-watering goodies. Or The Shipton Mill Special, a limited edition hamper including Uncle Tom’s cold-pressed olive oil, our Shipton Mill apron, a hand carved British bread board and more.
We endeavour to despatch your order within 3-5 working days. For orders received before 11am we do our utmost to deliver next working day but this is not guaranteed. More ...
We offer Free Delivery to most parts of the country on order values of £30 or more up to a maximum weight of 100kg; standard delivery on orders below £30 is £6. More ...
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Ideally flour should be kept in a sealed container in a cool dry place with stable temperature. Typically white flour has a shelf life from milling of 12 months. Wholemeal flour will be good for 6 months. More ...