Cotswold Strong White Flour

(38 customer reviews)

A bakers grade strong white flour, suitable for bread and rolls. A good, all-round flour for a range of products.

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Strong White Flour ideal for bread making

A white, bakers grade, strong flour, suitable for bread and rolls. A good, all-round flour for a range of products.

This product is currently out of stock. However, you can try our following flours:

Wheat Flour

Wheat flour, Calcium Carbonate, Iron, Niacin (B3), Thiamin (B1)]

For allergens, including cereals containing gluten, see ingredients in Bold.

A strong white flour ensures the bread will rise, as the protein, gluten, absorbs the water in the dough and becomes stretchy, trapping the carbon dioxide created by the fermenting yeast. As FWP Matthews strong white flour has a higher protein percentage than regular flour, it is known as a strong flour, giving more reliable results when making bread and bread rolls.

As the gluten sets, whilst baking, the stretched fibres give body to the bread and it’s spongy texture. When using flour of a lower protein percentage, the bread can be heavier and dense as a result. Therefore using high 13% protein strong flour is recommended.

Additional information

Weight 1.5 kg

One bag 1.5kg, Five bags 7.5kg

Flour Type

Strong Bread Flour


Bread, Sourdough, Bagels, Pitta Bread

Bag Size


38 reviews for Cotswold Strong White Flour

  1. Michael

    Best flour I’ve ever used giving a lovely tasting loaf of bread. A real comfort in these troubling times

  2. Roy Roberts

    Purchased for the first time will be ordering many other products best flour I have used

  3. Neil Smith

    Excellent flour. Makes fantastic bread that the whole family love. Looking forward to receiving the email so I can order some more!

  4. anne marietta sebba

    this was terrific success i have never made sourdough before but every loaf looked and tasted amazing! just send me another 12 bags please as soon as you can. All my family loves these loaves and it has kept us sane in this crisis time. Anne

  5. Neil

    Great service and communication in these extraordinary circumstances. Best flour we have ever used.

  6. Marjorie Richardson

    Great flour one of the best I have tried.

  7. Nigel

    Have used this flour for the last 6 months to feed my 2 year old sourdough starter. The difference has been amazing. The stater has grown in strength and the bread it produces is excellent, volume, texture and taste.

  8. Sara White

    We regularly use the eight grain and love it. We bought this for a change.
    All your flours are consistent in quality and results. This one makes great toast!

  9. Wilson

    Fast delivery, and great flour…look forward to trying other blends. Thank you

  10. Maureen Strange


  11. Patricia

    Excellent product promptly delivered especially in these circumstances.

  12. Sally Clement

    Fabulous quality and texture, will happily continue using this flour. Very reasonably priced too. Thank you

  13. Peter

    I have bought this and other Matthews flours since my daughter moved to Milton under Wychwood for use in a Panasonic breadmaker. I find this flour and the Wholemeal, the Eight Grain, the Rye and the Crunch in various combinations make very good bread. Due to current movement restrictions for over 70s, I have ordered online and was lucky to get a delivery recently.

  14. Jack Matthews

    Hi Arthur, what a great idea – in the office we are always blending different flours together! Have you tried our Eight Grain? It is full of seeds and grains which makes for a healthy (and yummy!) load of bread!


  15. Arthur Collins

    Have tried many different flours, and this is the best I’ve found.

    I mix the strong white 50/50 with the organic cotswold crunch, prepare the dough in a bread machine and then rise and bake in the oven. Makes a lovely loaf, good texture and taste every time.

  16. P Crofts

    Good product.
    Good service. Thanks very much.

  17. Dave

    I have made countless loaves using the ‘eight grain’ the ‘crunch’ and the ‘white’ and often a combination of all three and always produce an exceptional loaf by hand – since discovering this flour I wouldn’t use any other.

  18. Stephen Bourne

    Best white bread flour I have used.

  19. martinbrowne2103

    I love this flour which I have been using for many years. Produces light and scrumptious loaves. Also delivery from the mill was very fast. Thank you.

  20. katrinah101

    Lovely flour. Makes beautiful soft bread with a proper crust, the best bread flour I’ve tried. I just wish I could buy in locally to avoid hassle of on line delivery..

  21. Geoff Moon

    I’ve been using the strong white for all the various loafs I bake for the family and it is without doubt the best on the market. I knock up several sour dough loaves per week and all are of consistent quality and great flavour.
    Like Janet, I’d be interested in a mixed batch of 5 bags from time to time as the T55 and Cotswold crunch is amazing but I don’t use as much of it.

  22. Sarah Fortes

    Hello Joss, so glad to hear you enjoy using our flour! We are bringing out a wider range of French flour later this year so keep an eye out on the website for these!
    In the meantime happy baking 🙂

  23. Janet Wilkins

    Thank you for suggesting I ring your sales team for a mix of flours I will probably do this in the future however for now I have ordered the strong white and the Cotswold crunch in the five packs makes lovely bread. May I also say how easy it is to order and the speed at which it arrives three days from order to delivery is brilliant. Thank you once again.

  24. Joss

    I have used this flour for years now – I used to buy it in sacks just for home!.it gives me the most consistent bread of all the flours I have tried. I Recommend it to every one I talk to about bread.

    I like all their flours and am pleased to see more in the 1.5kg packs. It would be nice to see more of the French ones in those packs too.

    These really are the best flours out there, and I have tried them all.

  25. Sarah Fortes

    Hello Janet, so glad you enjoy baking with our flour. A mix of 5 is certainly something we can put together for you. Give us a call on 01993 830 342 and one of our sales team will be happy to help you.

  26. Janet Wilkins

    This is my second order of the flour and have been really pleased with it delivery is really quick as well. I make one or two batches of bread per week and love the results the bread is moist and light. I also love the Cotswold Crunch is it possible to be able to order a five bag mix of the various flours that you do say a mix of the Wholemeal, Cotswold crunch etc as I do not use these as quickly as I do the white?

  27. Sarah Fortes

    Hello Sarah we are delighted you enjoy baking with our flour, thank you for letting us know!

  28. Sarah Waring

    yet another order of bread flour. still consistent results! Will have to try your other flours next! Love buying British flour!

  29. Bertie Matthews

    Sarah thank you for you comments! Bertie Matthews

  30. Sarah Waring

    third lot of flour ordered from you! wouldnt go back to another bread flour. Quick delivery and consistent results!

  31. Sarah Fortes

    Hello Sarah, that is great for us to hear. So glad you have good results using our flour.

  32. Sarah Waring

    Just received my second order of bread flour from you. Havent made a bad loaf since I started using your flour! Perfect everytime. Wouldnt use anything else now!

  33. Sarah Waring

    The best bread flour I have used! my bread is lighter and better textured. Less holes too! I wish I discovered it sooner!

  34. Alan Johnson

    Excellent for baking all types of roll and especially Hot Cross Buns

  35. pjlc

    Good, prompt and reliable product and service. Carriage free is a welcome bonus. Thanks.

  36. jandcallan

    This is the second order of this flour….just as good as the first. Really pleased with the speed of delivery.

  37. Alex Wright

    Sorry glitch in the email address in message

  38. Alex Wright

    I use quality brea this as my regular white bread flour as it always produced a high quality bread,

  39. Carolyn

    This really is the best bread flour. My daughter recently did a course and the master baker recommended it. I bake by hand and have used three other sorts, all with great success. I have never had a failure and every piece is eaten, it also stays very fresh.

  40. Peter Crofts

    Basic, good quality flour, thanks.

  41. Jean Hague

    The best flour I’ve ever had in the UK. Smells like flour used to! It makes amazing breads and pizza bases ☺

  42. David Wainwright

    Made two small loaves and some focaccia all yummy.

  43. Paul Balm

    I love this flour after trying so many other common flours ive found this to be the finest.
    The flavour is lovely and texture and longevity is brilliant.
    I make sourdough bread and its perfect.

  44. Ms Bridle

    Lovely flour & makes tasty bread that is light and fluffy. That is baked in bread machine too. Highly recommended.

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