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Greetings from the Yorkshire Wolds

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Martin Brown

Greetings from the Yorkshire Wolds

I found this site a few days back and it made sense to join. I have been baking all our own bread for about 6 years now, just enough for the wife and me. It all started with a bread machine. That broke, so I decided to buy an old Kenwood plus dough-hook off E-bay. That lasted 6 months before dying. So I now do all and everything by hand. Which is improving my arthritis nicely - seriously! Anyway I was finding fresh yeast a bit of a problem to get as we are very remote here, no shops for about 6 or more miles. No nothing really, just arable crops all around. So I decided to try the sourdough way of things.
Oh, I say!
Anyway, hello

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sphealey

Just out of curiosity [I won't be moving there any time soon ;-( ], are there any mail-order sources for flour, yeast, etc in the UK equivalent to Bakers Catalogue / King Arthur (www.bakerscatalogue.com) in the US? (yes, correct spelling of "catalogue"!)

sPh

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Martin Brown

To be honest, supermarkets now stock a fine range of flours from organics to importeds, and the main ones now all deliver to the door and have Internet shopping. But personally I shop in small local stores and farmers' markets and there too the range is very good. Most small bakeries will supply fresh yeast, but may only sell it in 1 Kilo blocks. Supermarkets also sell fresh yeats sometimes, Morrisons in particular.
I really don't know about Mail Order as such. I am very into sourcing everything locally with minimum miles, so tend not to look into these things. But I will have a browse around now you've mentioned it.

I did not realise catalogue could be spelled any other way ;)

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qahtan

You said you lived in a very remote area, about 6 miles from any shops.

6 miles is almost on the doorstep to some of the people here.:-)))

qahtan

PS, I think you could order yeast from Lakeland Plasics.. they are now dotted all over UK, I went to the one in Cumbria.

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qahtan

This will take you to Lakeland plastics where they have
Doves Farm yeast,100gm = 80p. qahtan

http://www.lakelandlimited.co.uk/product.aspx/!7338

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manxman

apart from the various millers who do mail order you may be interested in
www.flourbin.com
They have about 40 different flours plus yeasts and other goodies for the home baker