Flour – The Whole Grain
Stone ground flour has many benefits* over conventionally-milled flour. The goodness from the wheat is preserved in stone-ground flour, because it has not reached the high temperatures that are used in other milling processes and which kill off the natural goodness in the wheat. It’s therefore nutritionally better for your body – and some think tastier!
The flour produced at Walk Mill all originates from the wheat grown in the fields surrounding the mill – an English variety of milling wheat called ‘Hereward’ – so that’s zero food miles. Healthy, tasty and good for the environment too!
We slowly stone grind the whole grains to produce flour in order to minimize oxidation and preserve all nutrients in the grain. The Walk Mill flour is then sifted to produce different grades:
This contains the entire stone-ground product, including all the bran, making great-tasting bread full of natural flavours.
By sifting the wholemeal flour and removing the bran, white flour is produced. It’s not truly white, more of a creamy colour, as it is unbleached flour. Again, this produces excellent bread, cakes and pastry.
This produces a granary type bread, but is also excellent for making fruit crumbles. The malted flour is essentially white flour with a little malted extract and malted flakes added.
No matter which grade you choose, all our flour is suitable for all uses: from bread making, to pastry and cakes.
You can buy Walk Mill Flour in 1.5kg and 25kg quantities either direct from us in the Miller’s Kitchen, or from one of our distributors.
*Did you know?
Stone-ground flour is reputed to be good for people with IBS, as the process of milling is a slow and cool one – meaning that the wheat germ is still present in the flour and therefore the flour is more nutritious than conventionally-milled flour.
The following outlets currently sell Walk Mill flour:
Deli Vert, Hoole
- 10a Faulkner Street, Hoole, CHESTER CH2 3BD.
- Tel: 01244 340505
Hawarden Estate Farm Shop
- Chester Road, Hawarden, Flintshire CH5 3FB
- Tel: 01244 533442
Applegate’s Farm Shop (on the A41)
- Milton Green, Chester CH3 9DR
- Tel: 01829 770941
Cheerbrook Farm Shop, Nantwich
- Newcastle Road, Nantwich CW5 7EL
- Tel: 01270 666431
Claremont’s Farm Shop, (Wirral)
- Claremont Farm, Old Clatterbridge Road, Bebington, Wirral CH63 4JB
- Tel: 0151 346 1796
Davenport’s Farm Shop, Acton Bridge (on the A49)
- Bridge Farm, Warrington Road, Bartington, Acton Bridge CW8 4QU
- Tel: 01606 853241
Malpas Country Meats
- Beechcroft, Hampton Heath, Malpas SY14 8JQ
- Tel: 01948 820528