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Shipton Mills love

OrchardCottage's picture
OrchardCottage

Shipton Mills love

I'm surprised there's not more Shipton love on the forum.  I recently tried the swiss dark flour, and it was incredible.  Sunflower Wheat loaf is fermenting now.  They have such a range of unique flours, 'd love to hear of other's experiences with them.

eimear rose henry's picture
eimear rose henry

Is it a wholemeal wheat flour? I'm curious about it too. What type of a bread did you use it in?

OrchardCottage's picture
OrchardCottage

of white wheat and sunflower seed flour, and it made a delicious, pillowy-soft loaf with a crisp-crackery crust and soft and lofty crumb.  It had a definite nutty flavor that some might find too strong, and want to blend with plain flour. Next time I'll blend it with whole wheat.   I'll try to take a pic of loaf number 2, the first one went too fast.  :)


 


I'm reallyl thrilled with Shipton, the range of products, the shipping and CS.


As far as my recipe I think it was the stardard


1kg flour


6oo g water


200 g starter


salt


Jen

eimear rose henry's picture
eimear rose henry

Wow, that sounds really interesting. My first thought was that it was maybe a light rye or a rye/wheat blend. I lived in Switzerland and can't remember eating bread made with sunflower seed flour. I'm thinking of putting in a big order with Shipton Mill, they've got a lovely selection. Have you tried any other UK mills, like Bacheldre Watermill? They've got some lovely flours too.