First of all , let me apologize on the fact that we have been out of stock for some times now with our sprouted flours. The reason is that we are flooded with requests and we have demands easy x 50 times than we can produce...
I refuse also to find short cuts in order to be able to respond to the requests at the expense of quality.
What we have done is :
-restructure our germination process in order to dedicate more space to sprouting, as we had ample room for dehydration and milling, in fact more that what we needed now.
-we will also keep the 2.5 kg pack for the trade, but switch to 1 kg bags for individuals online.
-good news also, due to popular request I am willing to give it a go again to stock sprouted Oat.
-Also available are Millet, Kamut, Rice, Chick peas, Lentils and Aduki. Usually made on order for 1 pallet minimum =30 x 25 kg bags. The pallet could be made of several reference. POA
-All 1 kg dopacks will be available on line long before November.
Sprouting times : As explained on Breadlink web we had a dilemma and this since the beginning :
-germinating 5 days and then destroyed almost all gluten > The crop is a vegetable at this stage . Consequence is positive for celiacs and gluten allergic people, but negative for bakers as the gliadin is chemically transformed. The bread has difficulty to rise during proving. The solution is either add gluten and yeast or an other organic flour at 40% of total (60/40) . It is not necessary if you make halwa, pasta, biscuits, chapati or pancakes.
-germinating 1 / 2 days , like we have done up to now and then the consequences are inverted with more gliadin and better proving. Note that several other companies in the US of A are only satisfied with soaking the grains overnight and calling them "sprouted" . This is wrong in my views. In our case the shoot must have a minimum of 5 mm in order to call it sprouted.
I hope that all the explanation above have been useful.
New price structure :
This is the new Sprouted Flours price structure that we will operate online soon in units of 1 kg doypacks.
- Ezekiel : £4.94
- Barley : £4.74
- Rye : £4.64
- Wheat : £3.94
- Oat : £6.24
- Discovery pack : £39.90 transport inclusive in mainland UK . The Discovery pack content (reflecting the popularity of each flour) will consist of 10 bags of 1 kg >> 4 Ezekiel, 3 wheat, 1 Barley, 1 Rye and 1 Oat.
PLEASE ORDER NOW TO BE SURE OF HAVING YOUR FLOUR