I have been making my own bread by hand for 40 years and i love the flour from this mill. It makes the best bread ever. I use white and the stoneground organic malted brown. I now get the sack of 16kg of each on a regular subscribe and save order.
This flour fully met my expectations, and more importantly my customers loved the breads. As a micro-baker concentrating on good real bread quality of ingredient is paramount. Bachelorette mill flours never let me down and their provenance is strong.
Organic Stoneground Strong White Bread Flour 16 kg
- Stoneground wheat with most of the bran removed
- An organic whiter flour with a bit more refinement, for the more commercial type white flour
- Strong for bread making
- No additives
- Enough to make 32 x 500 g loaves
When i buy a flour what i want is a flour that is a top grade stoneground organic flour which makes great loafs that rise readily, have good crust development and taste great – well with this flour that’s exactly what you get – every time. We love this flour, clearly a lot as the bag was intended to last six months and already it’s gone. We buy lots of different flours from bacheldre and so far have never been disappointed the prices are amazing, especially when you compare them to the same product from waitrose. Now i am an intuitive baker, by which i mean i measure nothing, i make my loafs from a sourdough sponge, i then roughly double the volume with flour and water until it feels right – proof until doubled and then bake for about 20 mins. I find this flour very forgiving in that i get quality results time and time again despite my unscientific methods.
Quality control lapse on my last batch. I don’t like to moan about what is actually a really good quality flour but on my last 16kg order, the flour was so full of bran as to look not too dissimilar to bacheldre’s wholemeal flour. It also contained some wheat grains. I put it down to a bad day at the mill but still something that needs to be more closely monitored. I will remain a customer but might shop around for white from now on.
This is the best ever flour. We bake a loaf a day in our morphy richard breadmaker and it is a marriage made in heaven. Results are perfect everytime. I highly recommend bacheldre watermill strong white bread flour, i will be back for more. Do try it, it is simply the best. We have used every make on the market and non beats it.
Organic Stoneground Strong White Bread Flour 16 kg : Has bacheldre lost the plot?. This is my third sack of flour from bacheldre, the first two were wholemeal and plain, both also organic stoneground. This bag however came, not as shown in the amazon image, but a plain white bag with a sticker on it (see http://goo. The use by date was not filled in. So within a few short weeks from the delivery of an authentic looking brown sack, with thick string that holds the thick paper, where a human ticks the right boxes, to a thin paper sack (white paper outside and brown paper inside) that a robot perhaps touched. This is not what i envisage product from a mill which prides itself on artisan roots, with a working millstone and excellent packaging at least to their previous sacks and smaller packets, that give the impression of care and time. Because of this i’m a little sceptical that the flour is the correct one, given that the only thing differentiating this sack from one of different flour is the little sticker. I opened it up and ran my hand through it – the flour is creamy, dense and sparsely speckled with very small particles of grain. Not baked bread with it yet, but if there’s anything remarkable i’ll edit this review.