Doves Farm

Doves Farm Einkorn Wholemeal Flour 1kg (pack of 5)

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Description

Ground from a wheat grain widely used in prehistory, this flour will give taste and character to your baking.

Einkorn, triticum monococcum, is the earliest type of wheat grown & eaten by mankind. The tall elegant stalks produce a flat seed head with two symmetrical rows of very small grain.

Einkorn or triticum monococcum, was the original wheat, developed over 20,000 years ago.

It became a diet staple a cross the Mediterranean because of its ability to survive on poor soils where other species of wheat fail.

It eventually disappeared from fields in Roman times when other varieties of wheat became popular due to their bigger yield and easier processing.

They have been growing einkorn on our farm since 2008 and think the flour is perfect for bread baking.

It grows on tall stalks which are distinguished by their short, flat, two row seed head which enclose small grains in an inedible husk.

After harvest we remove the husk and mill the grain into a soft golden flour on our millstones. Doves Farm Foods was established in 1978, when we wanted to make flour from the organic wheat we grew.

They bought a millstone and set it up in the barn on our farm on the picturesque Wiltshire/Berkshire border. They now have a thriving business which mills many different and rare grains.

At the heart of our ethos, they are dedicated to ethical production methods, slow food and the organic movement.

On their farm we rotate crops, livestock and grassland, as will as respecting the biodiversity of wildlife and the local environment.

They have had Soil Association organic certification for over 30 years.

 

Ingredients

Organically grown einkorn wheat.