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Where to get coarsely ground soft wheat flour in Australia? For Irish 'brown bread' (soda bread).

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Farmer Elly

Where to get coarsely ground soft wheat flour in Australia? For Irish 'brown bread' (soda bread).

Hello,

I'm in Brisbane, Australia. Wondering if anyone knows where I might source coarse milled whole wheat flour milled from soft wheat (soft red winter wheat would be great). I'm trying to find out for my mum who misses the real Irish brown bread (soda bread made with whole wheat flour). I'm a sourdough baker so soft wheat is new to me.

I've seen that King Arthur sell flour especially for this purpose, but can't see that it's stocked anywhere in Australia. I don't think they ship this far either (well at a price I can afford anyway).

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance, Elly

 

 

 

 

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shoshanna673

Hi Elly from Adelaide.  You could try unclebobs.com.au, they are in Redcliff Qld I think.  Don't know if they can help.  They import French flours so they may be able to help. I have purchased French imported flour from them.  Postage is a bit steep for me now living in Adelaide and not Gold Coast anymore.  Laucke Flour Mills also maybe able to help, they are in melb and adelaide, don't know about Qld.  You could enquire from them.

Sondra

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Farmer Elly

Thanks Sondra,

I forgot about Uncle Bob's! They're at Redland Bay I think, wouldn't be too hard for me to get down there.. Laucke is a good suggestion too, I hadn't thought of contacting them. Most of the flour I use is from Kiala and it's strong flour for sourdough/yeast bread making. They sell organic 'cake flour' but not whole wheat, which makes the good irish 'brown bread'.

Thanks for your ideas - a great help.

Elly

 

 

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shoshanna673

Elly

Good luck with your search.  Also Laucke have a flour called Sharps, which is a semolina flour and hard to come by here in Oz, if ever you want to try the semolina sandwich bread from this site.  They don't advertise it so you will have to ask for it specifically.

Sondra

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Matt_Rich

Hi Elly. Hands down best flour I've found in brisbane is available through food connect. i can't remember who they source it through, but they'd have it listed on the website. You can even get a whole wheat flour (including the wheat germ, so you have to keep it in the fridge). It's the tastiest flour I've used since I used to grind my own when I had a grain mill when I lived in Adelaide. Matt