Magna Carta blend mixed grain flour and seeds is a delightful blend created by John Letts as part of his Lammas Fayre range. To celebrate diversity John has created the Magna Carta blend comprising over 1215 varieties of cereals, many of which were grown at the time of King John. The grain is stoneground, lightly sieved, and mixed with nutritious seeds to create a delicious, light brown flour ideal for artisan style baking.
At Runnymede in 1215 AD, the unpopular King John signed a ‘Great Charter of the Liberties’ which granted rebel barons legal rights in return for their support. Magna Carta remains the legal and symbolic cornerstone of our democratic rights and freedoms. Today these rights are again under threat from forces that fear diversity and seek to impose order and uniformity. We believe that in society, as in nature, there is ‘strength in diversity’. In our organic fields we grow genetically diverse ‘land races’ of cereals which are more resilient than modern varieties, and can adapt to local growing conditions and climate change. Diversity is the key to sustainable farming, just as it is essential to a free and democratic society.
Usage: flours from ancient rather than modern varieties of grain can be more challenging to the baker since they tend to have lower protein levels. If you want the authentic experience of a heritage loaf then you may choose to make your bread from 100% of this flour. However, for a lighter loaf with the heritage flavour, we have found that using 50% Lammas Fayre and 50% strong white is a good starting point, giving enough strength for a free-form loaf. As you increase the proportion of Lammas Fayre flour, you may find that giving your dough extra support in a tin is helpful.
About Lammas Fayre Flours: Lammas Fayre is a very small-scale artisan operation and consequently the stock and re-stocking can be a little variable. Our advice is simple - if you see it in stock then place your order: many lines are only available in very limited quantities.
Ingredients: wheat (bread wheat, spelt, emmer, einkorn, durum, khorasan, rivet), rye, barley, oats, buckwheat, quinoa; seeds (sunflower, pumpkin, sesame, flax, chia), (with no added gluten)
Allergy Advice: for allergens including cereals containing gluten see ingredients in bold. This flour may contain traces of nuts.
Bread Machine Advice: Most heritage flour is not suitable for use in most bread machines. Mix with at least 50% bread wheat flour for best results.