Bakery Bits UK
I recently stumbled across the UK Bakery Bits website. This site has many flours and malts that I have not seen for sale in the US. For example, there are flaked and kibbled malted wheat, three different roasted barley malt flours (light, medium, and dark), several malt-flour blends, and unusual heritage flours. They also have einkorn, emmer, several ryes, spelt, etc., that are more available in the US.
I am interested in using many of these ingredients, but as you can guess, the shipping from the UK to the US is prohibitive. King Arthur has the malted wheat flakes but are much more expensive than Bakery Bits. Red Star (Lesaffre), Briess Malt & Ingredients, and Muntons Malted Ingredients (US) have malted wheat flakes but do not sell retail. Briess and Muntons also produce the roasted barley malt flours. I have been unable to locate a retail source for the malt flours, although I have seen some sprouted flours for sale. I have two questions:
- Are there any other US retail distributors of these malted products?
- Could I use some products from the homebrewing store as a substitute? There are many brewing stores online and there is a physical store not too far from me.