Flours ground on millstones
and their uses
flour ground on millstones are produced healthy grains(in transition
towards biological agriculture).We buy our grains directly from
the producers during harvest.
Whole wheat bread flour contains about 90% of the ground
grains wich confers great nutritive qualities to it,without however
taking the consistency and coarser form of bread containing integral
flour(100% of the groun grain).Whole wheat is largely used by
bakers and also in several recipes of pizza dough and muffins.
Filtered bread flour is for it’s
part sieved in order to preserve only 80% of the ground grain.This
more general purpose flour is an equivalent to the industries
all-purpose flour.This flour gives a delicious taste to breads,baguettes,muffins,pizza
dough,crepes as well as all your favorite recipes and creations.
Whole wheat pastry flour is a result from the grinding
of the tender wheat grain(soft wheat).This grain contains very
little gluten,wich is necessary in planning,but contains more
amidon (sugar).The use of pastry flours are many:pie crusts,sweet
flour has the same characteristics as the whole wheat pastry flour,but
will give you a lighter dough.
Hulled wheat flour is obtained by the grinding of hulled
wheat,one of the oldest varieties of wheat.Left aside by the industry
because of it’s higher cost of exploitation,this variety
of wheat remains unchanged(cultivars,hybrid and o.g.m.).Combined
to it’s great resistance to insects and diseases,the hulled
wheat has become a grain of predilection for biological agriculture.The
hulled wheat contains gluten thus suitable for making bread,in
addition to being rich in complex sugars,giving it a unique flavor.This
flour is used in bakery,but also gives you very good muffins,cookies
and even pasta products.
Buckwheat flour is well known here
in Quebec thanks to the wafer.Formaly cultivated in abundance,buckwheat
is recognized has not being a very demanding plant wich makes
it perfect for poor soil.Having a very pronounced and unique taste,it
is used whole for the Breton pancakes,pancakes.Mixed with filtered
flour,one makes of it muffins,cookies,cakes and pasta products.