A Handful of Flour
Recipes from Shipton Mill
By Tess Lister
A stunning recipe book from Shipton Mill - the renowned flour millers.
A Handful of Flour is not simply a book of recipes but, like Shipton Mill itself, is grounded in the belief that flour matters. A simple ingredient which, if chosen and treated with care, can make all the difference.
Shipton Mill's flour is the one that professional and home bakers namecheck. Tess Lister will show you how to choose the best flour for breads, pastry, pizza, cakes, tarts, biscuits and more. As well as covering the well-loved varieties of white and wholemeal flours, Tess will introduce you to ancient grains such as spelt, einkorn, emmer and khorasan. The book also explores the stunning flavours of many gluten-free flours, including rice, almond, chestnut and teff.
Whether you simply want exciting recipes that explore the full range of flours available to us or to understand how best to employ them in your baking, this book will become as enduring as the Mill itself.
Tess grew up at Shipton Mill and is a passionate home cook, having learned with the Shipton experts. Lovingly rebuilt by friends and family, the Mill celebrates the community ethos and values it was founded on: 'a time for everything, and everything in its own time'.
John Lister discovered the derelict site in 1979 and founded the Mill as it stands now. Lovingly rebuilt by friends and family, it celebrates the community ethos and values it was founded on. The Mill has been featured in various television series, including the BBC's Kitchen Secrets by Raymond Blanc, and Michelin-starred chefs have taught at its cookery school.
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30 Jun 2016
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Shipton Mill: the flour fuelling Britain's baking revolution. — the Guardian
A beautiful book, drawing on a wealth of expertise and tradition... Bread making enthusiasts will love the likes of rock salt and rosemary focaccia, but there are also recipes for quiches, pizzas, pasta and puddings. — Juanita Coulson, The Lady