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Matthews Cotswold Premium Heat Treated Cake Flour 16KG

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Master high ratio cake making flour for maximum moisture absorption.

Matthews Cotswold premium very fine high ration cake flour for maximum moisture absorption. This soft flour has been heat treated to allow the addition of high levels of sugar and liquid into your Cotswold Flour cake recipes. This helps gives your cake recipes a soft crumb combined with a light, moist and fine texture that is also sweeter.

As this flour is commercially heat-treated at the mill during production, this makes it safe to use when making raw cookie dough. 

Perfect for: High ration cake recipes, madeira cake, muffins, layer cake, swiss rolls and high ration sponges.

Delivers: A finely milled consistent white dough, capable of absorbing high levels of liquid and sugar.

About Matthews Cotswold


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.


Milling & Provenance: What is heat treated flour? Heat treated flour has been heated to 100 to 110 degrees during the heat treatment of the flour. Gelatinization of starch granules occurs during the heat treatment of flour allowing starch granules to absorb more water. Starch granules swell with water adding viscosity to batter and stabilization to the baking process. This helps the flour absorb more moisture and helps to prevent the protein content forming gluten when the flour is hydrated. Flour is ultimately a raw live ingredient; Cotswold Heat Treated Flour was designed to reduce the build-up of Pathogens in flour during its life. Heat treating flour is a way of treating the flour as an alternative to chlorinating and irradiation.

Nutrition: Research has suggested that Heat treated flour can be potentially better for the digestion of protein than in non-heat-treated raw flour. During the heating process this improves the palatability of the finished baked goods. Cotswold Heat Treated Cake flour can be a good alternative in some parts of the world to chlorinated bleached cake flour.

Contains: Wheat

Protein: 9%

Wheat Origin: Great Britain

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