Category Archives: Flour

The Acid Test – Wholesome Flour or Empty Carrier?

“Folic acid is to be added to UK flour to help prevent spinal birth defects in babies” BBC News 20 Sept 2021 A personal view by Andrew Whitley, author of Bread Matters and co-founder of Scotland The Bread Quick wins and white lies Adulterating all the UK’s wheat flour except wholemeal with synthetic folic acid […]

Real Bread Week 2021: Celebrating Community in Baking

We approached Real Bread Week 2021 (20 – 28th February) as an opportunity to show our support to community bakeries and bakers, and some of the artisan bakeries in our network committed to Real Bread. We aimed to spread the word about our Solidarity Bags: free bags of Scotland The Bread flour for community bakeries […]

Solidarity stories: bread communities working together for equal access to good food

Since launching our Solidarity Bag scheme in August 2020, Scotland The Bread customers’ generosity has seen 35 16kg bags of organic, heritage, wholegrain flour made available to community bakeries to support equitable access to nutritious bread and flour. We devised the Solidarity Bag concept in response to the critical shortage of flour during the first […]

Organic September: Farming for Biodiversity

The recent release of an RSPB analysis titled ‘A lost decade for nature’ showed that the UK has failed to reach 17 out of 20 UN biodiversity targets agreed on 10 years ago. The other side of the scale holds the news that sales of organic food and drink hit a record high during lockdown, […]

‘National’ flour for a national emergency – Mungoswells to the rescue

In a move reminiscent of the darkest days of World War 2, Mungoswells Mill has decided to concentrate on producing an ’85% extraction’ brown flour instead of separate white and wholemeal. Milling the one grade of flour will simplify and speed up production to address a big backlog of orders with a nutritious and tasty […]

Baking with Scotland The Bread’s Fulltofta rye flour

Thanks to our Director Alison Ramcharran for outlining her experience of using our new rye flour in her ‘nano-bakery’, where her seeded rye sourdough is gaining a local fan club. If you’ve never done it before, baking with freshly milled flour is a new and sensory experience. The joy of opening a bag of just-milled […]

Milling Around: an Update from our Miller-Manager Connie

As we head closer to the year’s end we are reflecting on how the milling operation here at Bowhouse has changed over 2019. When we first started we were cleaning and milling 25kg sacks of a grain one a time, using our small grain cleaner. The first great improvement we made was to get the […]

Baking With Scottish Heritage Flour: Why is it Different?

Download a PDF of our top baking tips here: How to bake with Scotland The Bread flour 2020  Scotland The Bread organic flour comes from diverse grain varieties that have more important minerals in them than ordinary flour. To enjoy the flavour and quality of a real local loaf, all you need are a little […]

About Hunter’s Organic Grain and Wholemeal Flour

Key information Variety name: Hunter’s Certified organic wheat 100% wholemeal flour finely ground on the innovative Zentrofan cyclone mill Above-average values for most key minerals Soft texture and a flavour that is quite a revelation Suitable for real bread (with long fermentation and no additives) and pastries, cakes and biscuits Origins Hunter’s wheat has an interesting story. Sometime around […]

About Golden Drop Organic Grain and Wholemeal Flour

Key information Variety name: Golden Drop Certified organic wheat 100% wholemeal flour finely ground on the innovative Zentrofan cyclone mill Above-average values for most key minerals Soft texture and a flavour that is quite a revelation Suitable for real bread (with long fermentation and no additives) and pastries, cakes and biscuits Origins Golden Drop wheat is probably descended from […]