The Priors Spelt Flour from Foster's Mill is made from Spelt grain from Hills Farm Partnership, Manor Farm, Bradenham, Norfolk. Spelt is a variety of wheat which is related to wheat grown in Roman times. It is genetically different from modern varieties of wheat and has a different type of ear, leaf system and stalk height. The wheat grains are protected by a coarse husk which has to be removed in a de-hulling process before the grain is fit to mill. Occasionally, you will find some small pieces of the coarse husk in the flour as the process is not 100% fool proof!
|Foster's Mill Flour Specification|
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Prior's Stoneground Spelt Flour
Alkor Variety Spelt Grain
Hills Farm Partnership, Manor Farm, Bradenham, Norfolk
13% = Strong Spelt Flour
Wholemeal spelt pastry, Spelt Bread
Spelt flour has a lovely nutty flavour and a higher oil content than other varieties of wheat. Yeast tends to react more quickly with the enzymes in the flour leading to larger pockets of air which, if they burst can lead to deflated loaves, a phenomenon known as bakers tunnel.