YQ Wheat for Bakers

YQ Wheat for Bakers

by Josiah Meldrum June 04, 2021

This photo from July 2017 marks an ending and a beginning. The end of a long search for bakers willing to work with the population wheats developed by Martin Wolfe. The start of a new phase that has seen YQ widely grown and used, alongside a blossoming of alternative grain systems in the UK. 

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A Grain Community

A Grain Community

by Kimberley Bell June 04, 2021

Kimberley Bell of Small Food Bakery reflects on four years of YQ grown for the bakery and the people-centred systems that have emerged and continue to emerge, around it.

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Milling Offal - let’s eat more of it!

Milling Offal - let’s eat more of it!

by Josiah Meldrum August 31, 2020

We only sell stoneground whole grain flours, these are made by milling the whole cereal seed and not sifting the flour. We do this because we know that wholegrain flours taste better and are better for us. But we've started selling bran and semolina, the by-products of white flour production - Josiah explains why.

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On bread and resilience

On bread and resilience

by Josiah Meldrum May 11, 2020

We’ve started selling bread from the Penny Bun Bakehouse. Just one ‘Hodmedod’ loaf for now, you can find it here, but if it works maybe more in time. Here's why:

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Food for Thought: an essential earful, a knead to read & more

Food for Thought: an essential earful, a knead to read & more

by Nick Saltmarsh December 16, 2019

If you haven't caught up with them yet you really mustn't miss the new Cereal podcast series from Farmerama Radio and Wendell Steavenson's Guardian long read Flour Power. Pus more food for thought we've digested recently.

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Bread of Heaven | Casting back 10 years

Bread of Heaven | Casting back 10 years

by Charlotte Du Cann November 02, 2019

A little over 10 years ago Nick, William and I began working with Transition City Norwich on the Resilient Food Project, a community initiative that asked whether the city could feed itself in a low impact, low input way from the fields around its walls and that was the catalyst for Hodmedod. One of the many things we needed to get to grips with was grain, flour and bread (we're still on that journey). Here Charlotte Du Cann, writing in 2009, records one of our early explorations into fields and bakeries.

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Home mill and bake with whole grains

Home mill and bake with whole grains

by Sue Hudson October 22, 2019

Learn to bake with fresh-milled grains such as our YQ wheat. Expert home-baker Sue Hudson, who runs Bread Workshops in East Anglia, has begun offering courses where you can mill our grains with a Mockmill and then bake with them. As Sue explains, there's nothing quite like the flavour of a loaf made with fresh-milled flour.

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Gluten-free Flours with British Provenance

Gluten-free Flours with British Provenance

by Polly Robinson May 13, 2016

If you are following a gluten-free diet it's not always easy to buy British ingredients with clear provenance. Hodmedod has now launched a range of gluten-free flours, all milled in Essex from pulses and quinoa grown on British farms.

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A Feast to Celebrate the International Year of Pulses

A Feast to Celebrate the International Year of Pulses

by Polly Robinson January 15, 2016

Feasting on pulses is something the Hodmedod team are happy to do any day of the week but on January 6th we had two extra reasons to celebrate. As well as an almost belated Christmas lunch, January 6th marked the launch of the UN’s International Year of Pulses with hundreds of people across the world celebrating with a pulse feast.

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