Matthews Cotswold Stoneground Strong Wholemeal Flour 16kg
Matthews Cotswold Strong Stoneground Wholemeal – a strong wholemeal flour, which has been stoneground to create a wonderfully wholesome flour perfect for wholemeal bread
Strong stoneground wholemeal flour, traditionally milled using 100% of the whole wheat grain. The entire wheat grain, including the nutritious bran and germ remain intact as we slowly stoneground mill high protein wheat to give a very strong 14.5% protein flour which helps the bread rise when baking. The naturally high gluten in this flour produces beautiful wholemeal crusty bread with a unique rustic stoneground flavour.
One of the oldest types of bread flour, wholemeal flour keeps a higher amount of the nutritious value of grain than other flours
Also available in 1.5kg Bags here.
Milling and Provenance: Stoneground milling is the ancient way of milling and before the mass introduction of roller mills was the main way flour was produced with thousands of water mills and windmills all over the UK. In Shipton-Under-Wychwood 1000 years ago there were 6 Shipton mills, today there is only one mill at Shipton still run by the Matthews family. The present-day Matthews Stone and roller mill is located 50 meters from the river evenlode and the site of an old watermill. The reason for the move was to be nearer the connecting rail track built in 1845. We source naturally high protein wheat from our local Cotswold Grain Partnership to produce a superior 14.5% wholemeal flour. The natural high gluten produces a beautiful crusty bread with a unique rustic stone ground flavour.
Top wholegrain baking tips: 100% Wholegrain flour absorbs more water, so a bit of extra kneading is sometimes required. Blending with a Churchill Strong white will help give it a bit more of a rise. Blending wholegrains with ancient grain flour and Heritage flour will develop a taste profile.
Perfect for & Recipes: Easy wholemeal bread recipes. Wholemeal bread recipes, wholewheat recipes, wholegrain flour recipes. Tin loaves, traditional stoneground wholemeal bread recipes, blend with other recipes to boost the nutritional content and flavour of your breads.
Contains: wheat Flour
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.