Milling and Provenance: Stoneground milling is the ancient way of milling and before the mass introduction of roller mills was the main way flour was produced with thousands of water mills and windmills all over the UK. In Shipton-Under-Wychwood 1000 years ago there were 6 Shipton mills, today there is only one mill at Shipton still run by the Matthews family. The present-day Matthews Stone and roller mill is located 50 meters from the river evenlode and the site of an old watermill. The reason for the move was to be nearer the connecting rail track built in 1845. We source naturally high protein wheat from our local Cotswold Grain Partnership to produce a superior 14.5% wholemeal flour. The natural high gluten produces a beautiful crusty bread with a unique rustic stone ground flavour.
Top wholegrain baking tips: 100% Wholegrain flour absorbs more water, so a bit of extra kneading is sometimes required. Blending with a Churchill Strong white will help give it a bit more of a rise. Blending wholegrains with ancient grain flour and Heritage flour will develop a taste profile.
Perfect for & Recipes: Easy wholemeal bread recipes. Wholemeal bread recipes, wholewheat recipes, wholegrain flour recipes. Tin loaves, traditional stoneground wholemeal bread recipes, blend with other recipes to boost the nutritional content and flavour of your breads.
Did you know: Wholemeal, wholewheat and wholegrain terms in most cases refer to the same sort of flour. Using 100% of the whole grain berry. These terms for a 100% extraction flour can be used for any grain that is milled in this way. Most roller mills will extract the nutritious germ and bran then add a % back in. At the Matthews Cotswold Flour mill we mill these flours on our stones “Marmaduke” and “George” the old fashioned way that retains 100% of the grain in the flour.