Tag Archives: Gilchesters

Did I mention the winner of the bread category in the Small Food Awards?!?!?

Did I mention the winner of the bread category in the Small Food Awards?!?!?

Posted on 06. Dec, 2016 by .

Here he is!  Well done, Patrick Bowden from Indigo Bakes for winning first prize in the bread category of the Small Food Awards, for the white sourdough!

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Thanks to some of our partners in the Small Food Awards!

Thanks to some of our partners in the Small Food Awards!

Posted on 07. Nov, 2016 by .

November 2016 sees the launch of the first annual Small Food Awards! The School of Artisan Food and Virtuous Bread have teamed together to host the awards which are an important event on the UK food calendar because they celebrate the professional micro producer who cannot always compete in the more mainstream awards against much […]

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Easy rye bread recipes

Easy rye bread recipes

Posted on 05. Nov, 2015 by .

It's fantastic that more and more people are becoming hip to rye bread.  Rye is tasty, good for you, provides a welcome alternative to wheat bread, and compliments certain food (smoked meat and fish, strong cheese) really well. The great thing is that baking with rye is really easy. There are a few characteristics of […]

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What is in your bag of bread?

What is in your bag of bread?

Posted on 16. May, 2015 by .

Do you think about the bread that you eat?  Have you read the label?  Is there a label to read?  If not, is there someone at the shop with whom you can discuss your bread? These are serious questions.  Have a look at the ingredients in a bag of flour: You would be forgiven for […]

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Where do I buy heritage flour in the UK?

Where do I buy heritage flour in the UK?

Posted on 17. Sep, 2012 by .

Up in Northumberland where the sky is big and the air is fresh, there is a business run by Andrew and Sybille Wilkinson that is dedicated to growing, milling, and transforming heritage grain into wonderful flour and delicious food.  The business is called Gilchesters Organics and a walk across the farm's beautiful fields takes you […]

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Simply stupendous bread made with Gilchester’s flour

Simply stupendous bread made with Gilchester’s flour

Posted on 21. Jun, 2012 by .

Gilchesters, if you don't know it, is a small food company located in deepest, darkest Northumberland.  The Wilkinson family who owns and runs Gilchesters are farmers who became millers when they could not find anyone to mill their grain in just the way they wanted it.  And they were not being precious, they have very […]

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Northumberland mash up with 3 kinds of Gilchester’s flour (potatoes strictly optional)

Posted on 21. Jun, 2012 by .

Ingredients 420 g water - straight from the tap 150 g Gilchesters strong white flour 30 g Gilchesters semolina 500 g Gilchesters whole spelt flour 3.5 g instant yeast/7 g dry yeast/14 g fresh yeast 14 g salt Method: Day 1 Mix together 120 g water with the strong white flour and the semolina.  Add […]

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