This wholemeal flour, with its unique balance of flavours and textures, is prepared by our miller in stout elm wood bins. It is a perfect blend of a rare single variety of English wheat called Maris Widgeon, combined with top quality organic wheat from the continent.
The grist our miller produces is gently milled between traditional French Burr grinding stones. The whole wheatberry, rich in vitamins, amino acids and fibre, is used to create this wholesome flour, the natural colour of hessian. Ideal for use as general-purpose bread flour. Works well in bread makers, mixed 50:50 with our white flour.
Maris Widgeon was traditionally grown because of the quality of its straw which is much prized by thatchers. However, being a traditional variety it is well suited to the organic system of sustainable farming. For every acre, Maris Widgeon yields almost half the amount of wheat of the new modern varieties, but its quality and flavour are so excellent we believe it is worth paying a premium to farmers to encourage them to continue to grow this ancient variety.
We are beyond excited to announce the launch our first cookbook with Headline Publishing.
“A Handful Of Flour” explores a myriad of flours and their different flavours, in a selection of well-worked classic recipes with a fresh and contemporary twist.
More than just a baking book, this is a book to introduce you to cooking with flour in general, from popular and classic varieties to ancient grains and gluten free flours.
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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 ...