Hello to people searching for flour! We have seen an unprecedented rise in demand for flour, especially in bags. We are milling and bagging 7 days a week, and keeping these places topped up regularly:
Chittenden Farm Shop, Cork Lane, Staplehurst, TN12 0EX
Henhurst Farm Shop, Pinnock Lane, Staplehurst, TN12 0HD
Lower Ladysden Farm Shop, Winchet Hill, Goudhurst TN17 1JX
Marden Farm Shop
Court Farm Butchery and Country Larder, Upper Halling, Rochester
Austens of Rochester, 137B High Street, Rochester ME1 1EW
The Egg Machine at Bank Farm, Aldington, Ashford TN25 7DF – 24 hours
Macknade Fine Foods, Selling Road, Faversham ME13 8XF – has delivery service
The EcoPantry, Unit 1 Chart Farm, Seal Chart, Sevenoaks TN135 0ES – click and collect available or drop in
Please be aware some shops have limited their opening times and days.
You will probably find our flour is very fresh when you get it. Very fresh flour can be tricky to bake with. Bakers usually allow the gluten to mature. You’ll still get a loaf, but it might not be as risen as you’re used to. Very fresh flour has more of the nutrients in it, and is usually very difficult to get hold of! Have a look around the internet to find out more about fresh flour.
There must be lots of people out there who are trying our flour for the first time, so here are some of our tips for using it – bread and other things!
🍞 the Wholemeal one is quite rustic. If you don’t have any strong plain white flour to mix with it, I would definitely seive some of the bran out.
🍞 if you are trying sourdough, our flour is very fresh at the moment, so will be very fizzy. This is great for sourdough, but keep an eye on it, and do NOT put your starter in an airtight container – it might blow the lid off!
🧁 the Wheat and Barley Flour can be used for cakes using the wet-into-dry method, so carrot cake and muffins will be great!
🍪 I’m looking forward to trying some biscuit and cookie recipes!
Any questions on using our flour, get in touch by twitter @PureKent or Facebook @PureKent . Good luck, bakers of Kent!