Matthews Cotswold Stoneground White Spelt Flour 16kg
Matthews Cotswold Stoneground Spelt flour is a smooth white flour milled from UK grown ancient grain spelt. Spelt is a highly nutritious and healthy option, compared to wheat, it is packed full of fibre. Cotswold Spelt is a perfect all-purpose healthy baking flour that produces delicious bread, cake and biscuit recipes.
Rich in flavour spelt is superb for bread making and speciality pastry. Stripped from its coarse outer layer to end with a smooth white flour. A great healthy option with it being easier to digest rather than normal flours.
This flour produces light easier to rise breads with the distinctive nutty and sweet spelt flavour.
Also available in 1.5kg Bags here.
Milling and Provenance: Spelt was first cultivated 6000 to 9000 years ago. It is referred to as an ancient grain along with Einkorn and Emmer the other “Farro” wheats. Matthews works with spelt farmers around the Cotswold and UK and collects the “hulled Spelt” and then shares a de-hulling plant at one local farm. The spelt is then collected by the mill and conditioned in our 100-year-old pine bins before being milled into different types of spelt flour.
Perfect for & Recipes: Spelt Bread, Spelt sourdough pizza, Spelt wraps, Spelt scones, Spelt muffins, Spelt crepes, Use in replacement to all-purpose flour. Alternatively blend 20% spelt into your wholegrain flours for added flavour and to make a lighter loaf.
Delivers: A healthy and nutritious lighter texture in baked goods and works well as a substitute in recipes that call for all-purpose flour.
Contains: Spelt (ancient grain)
Did you know: Spelt is also known as farro grande in Italy, “Dinkle wheat” in Germany and the French call it “wheat of the Gauls” hulled wheat and has been cultivated for the last 6000 but possibly 9000 years. Spelt is actually hybrid of emmer and wild goat-grass. It is a not as old as its ancestors Einkorn and Emmer but has been arguable more consistently used throughout time.
Matthews Spelt Flour Top Tips: 1: Use correct quantities of water. 2: Over mixing dough will destroy delicate proteins. 3: Spelt flour is more soluble than wheat so you may need less water.
For allergens, including cereals containing gluten, see ingredients in bold
Allergy Advice: For allergens, including cereals containing gluten, see ingredients in bold.
Flour is a raw ingredient and must be cooked or baked before eating.
About Matthews Cotswold
MILLING BRITAIN’S FINEST FLOUR FOR OVER 100 YEARS
With a milling legacy spanning eight generations, Matthews Cotswold Flour is one of the UK’s oldest family-run flour mills. Trading grain and milling flour in the heart of the Cotswolds since the 1800s. We believe passionately that our local farming partnerships, traditional milling methods and premium grain selection make for better baking.
We are proud to offer premium quality Organic and Stoneground Wholegrain flour, using grain from local farmers and time-honoured milling techniques.
Generations of farming families
The Matthews Cotswold Flour story began when the original FWP (Frederick) Matthews built a mill on the river Evenlode in 1912. You’ll find us working here to this day, overlooking the picturesque Cotswold village of Shipton-Under-Wychwood. It’s not a bad office view!
The Matthews family have spent over 100 years developing, improving and innovating to consistently produce the very best flour and baking products. Today, the company is led by father and son team Paul and Bertie Matthews – FWP Matthews’ great, great grandsons. This sustained passion and expertise passed down through generations, continues to inform every step of our process – from our local ethos to our traditional methods.
To keep this flour at its very best never let the flour become damp. Store in a cool, dry place, allow good air circulation.
Product Packed On A Premises that handles Nuts, Seed, Soya & Sesame
Please note: bags smaller than 25kg are decanted at our premises into food grade bags.
Sacks are made from fully recyclable unbleached paper.