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9 Best Bread Flours Unveiled!

By 27/11/2020 No Comments

Baking Bread

With a wide variety of exceptional baking flour available on the market, choosing the right flour for the type of bread you want to bake can be somewhat of a chore for new and intermediate bakers. To help you choose the perfect flour type of your baking needs, we’ve highlighted eight flour types ideal for baking bread – check them out!

1. Cotswold Strong White Bread Flour

Strong White Flour

Cotswold Strong White Bread Flour has a higher protein percentage than regular flour, and delivers more reliable results when making bread and bread rolls.

Cotswold Strong White Bread Flour contains:

  • Wheat flour
  • Calcium Carbonate
  • Iron
  • Niacin (B3)
  • Thiamin (B1)

2. Matthews Cotswold Crunch Strong Flour

Strong Flour Mix

Matthews Cotswold Crunch flour is a specialty blend of strong white flour, malted wheat flakes and malt flour perfect for making bread and rolls. The flour has a nutty taste and a signature darker colour, and is extremely popular due to its flavoursome, malty aroma with added texture from the wheat flakes. The flour is milled using premium British wheat.

The flour contains:

  • Wheat
  • Malt flakes
  • Malt

Recipe recommendation: Lighten up your Cotswold crunch bread with our Light spelt to pack your next tasty loaf with added fibre or use 10% rye flour, 10% spelt flour, and 80% Matthews Cotswold Crunch flour to create a three way artisanal blend.

3. Cotswold Eight Grain Flour

Eight Grain Strong Flour Mix

Cotswold Eight Grain Flour is a special blend of 8 grains combined to produce a rich strong white flour. By using strong white Eight Grain flour, flakes and seeds, you can create a delectable full flavour and high fibre product.

This wholesome flour is ideal for baking bread and rolls. Cotswold Eight Grain Flour is also brilliant for baking healthy rustic multigrain breads.

The flour contains:

  • Wheat
  • Rye Flakes
  • Oat Flakes
  • Malted Wheat
  • Maize Grits
  • Linseed
  • Sunflower seed
  • Millet seed

Recipe Recommendation: Mix Cotswold Eight Grain Flour with 20% Spelt or Rye to pack your recipe full of fibre.

4. Cotswold Organic Strong White Bread Flour

Organic White Flour

Cotswold Organic Strong White Bread Flour is premium organic strong white bread flour milled in the Cotswolds from carefully selected, high protein, certified organic wheat. Cotswold Organic Strong White Bread Flour is perfect for organic sourdough recipes.

At Matthews Cotswold Flour, we’ve supported organic farming for over 30 years. Baking with our organic flour means you’re choosing to support nature, protect the environment and promote sustainable farming.

Recipe recommendation: A good base flour which can be mixed with some of our other products to create the perfect 50/50 loaf!

5. Cotswold Stoneground Organic Wholemeal Flour

Organic Wholemeal Flour

Cotswold Stoneground Organic Wholemeal Flour is brilliant for baking bread, pancakes, and tortillas. Stoneground milled in Cotswold is selected from carefully selected, high protein, certified organic wheat. This flour has 11.5%+ protein compared to regular flour and contains wheat. 

As mentioned above, we’ve supported organic farming for over three decades. If you’re baking with organic flour, you’re supporting Mother Nature and protecting our beloved environment.

6. Matthews Churchill Strong Bakers Flour

Matthews Churchill Special White kg

Matthews Churchill Strong Bakers Flour is premium grade strong white bread flour which is perfect for long fermentation sourdough and similar types of bread. Matthews Churchill Strong Bakers Flour offers approximately 12.5%+ compared to regular flour and it’s produced by using a blend of premium Canadian spring wheat with superior water absorption qualities and local grade 1 high protein wheat.

7. Cotswold Organic Plain Flour

Organic Plain Flour

Cotswold Organic Plain Flour is a multi-purpose flour that’s milled from a blend of the highest quality soft organic wheats to a fine consistency and rich in flavour. This flour can be used for baking pastry, cakes, shortbreads, sauces and many more delicious sweet and savoury products. Cotswold Organic Plain Flour is one of our more diverse flour that accommodates a range of baking needs.

8. Cotswold Stoneground Light Spelt

White Spelt Flour

Cotswold Stoneground Light Spelt flour is a smooth white flour milled from the UK grown ancient grain spelt. Spelt is a highly nutritious and healthy option, compared to wheat, and is immersed with fibre. Cotswold Stoneground Light Spelt flour is a perfect all-purpose healthy baking flour that’s brilliant for baking delicious bread, cake biscuit recipes, and speciality pastry. Cotswold Stoneground Light Spelt flour can replace all-purpose flour in recipes that use all-purpose flour.

Cotswold Stoneground Light Spelt is ideal for those who have digestion problems because spelt is easier to digest compared to normal flours. The spelt is stripped from its coarse outer layer to end with a smooth white flour.

9. Cotswold Plain Flour

Plain Flour

Our white plain flour with a multi-purpose use is milled from a blend of the highest quality soft wheats to a fine consistency and rich in flavour. This flour is brilliant for baking pastry, cakes, shortbreads, sauces and many more delicious sweet and savoury products.

The flour contain:

  • Calcium Carbonate
  • Iron
  • Niacin (B3)
  • Thiamin (B1)

For our entire list of amazing flour for baking bread, check out our online shop!

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