Matthews Cotswold Churchill Extra-Strong White Bread Flour 1.5kg, 4.5kg & 7.5kg
Matthews Cotswold Churchill is an extra-strong, high-protein bread flour. Finely milled from a blend of hard wheat sourced between the Cotswold village of Churchill and Blenheim Palace. Encourages beautiful gluten development and easy kneading and shaping. This flour contains 12.8% protein which supports the rise and structure of your bread. Its beautiful gluten development makes it perfect for hand kneading and bread machines. Blend with Stoneground wholegrain flour for a richer, more complex flavour.
Perfect for: All bread recipes, sourdough bread recipes, sourdough starter, artisan bread recipes, bagels, no-knead bread, white bread and hot cross buns.
Milling & Provenance: The wheat to make Churchill needs to be of high protein strength to ensure its consistency when baking. We test all of the wheat before accepting any load into the mill. Each load is collected from one of our local Cotswold Grain Partnership farmers and delivered to the mill. During harvest, this can mean driving straight onto the field and down the hill to the Cotswold mill. The wheat is stored in our 100-year-old pine grain silos before being finely roller milled into a strong white bread flour for home baking or professional artisan bakers around the UK.
Wheat Origin: Great Britain
Top Tip: Matthews Cotswold Churchill flour has a higher water absorption than standard strong white flour you find in the supermarket. The gluten quality in Churchill flour comes from the two main proteins in bread flour “Glutenin” which creates elasticity and chewiness and “Gliadin” which helps support a better rise.
Did you know? This flour is named after a local village Churchill, only a few miles from the mill. The grain is grown on the surrounding hills and the flour is then used to make sourdough bread in the surrounding local bakeries. It was chosen as the number one flour for sourdough baking by master bakers. And the Cotswold Sourdough loaf is served up in the local village pub “The Chequers Churchill” - always a starter for the Matthews family during visits!
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.
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