I bought bags of spelt, soya, wholemeal and millet there and gave them all to my girlfriend on 14th Feb this year, apparently it was the first time she'd ever received a bunch of flours on St Valentine's Day.
If you get a good bread, please share the recipe, aoibhneas! (how the hell am I supposed to pronounce that?)
I've used soya flour in shortcrust pastry and it was great. Think I might have used cheese too though.
graham you big silly!
I heard from friend about including soya flour in yeast bread (see below) but I want to see if it works in soda bread. If not writhing in agony I'll certainly share the recipe.
Thanks, Eve-nis (probably about the closest you'll get. Try saying it through your nose!).
Soya Flour Preparation, uses, and tips
Since soya flour can become packed in its bag or container, always stir
it before measuring. Soya flour can be used as-is, or, for a pleasant
nutty flavour, toast it before adding it to a recipe. Place the soya
flour in a dry skillet and stir over medium heat for a few minutes.
Soya flour can be used as a thickening agent in gravies and sauces, or
it can be added to baked goods. In baked products, soya adds tenderness
and moisture and helps to keep products from becoming stale. Products
containing soya flour brown more quickly, so it is sometimes necessary
to either shorten the baking time or decrease the temperature slightly.
For products that do not contain yeast, such as muffins and cookies,
replace up to 1/4 the total amount of flour called for in a recipe with
soya flour. For products that are yeast-raised, such as bread, replace
up to 15% of the flour called for in the recipe by placing two
tablespoons of soya flour in the cup before measuring each cup of flour.
Using more soya flour than this will cause breads to be too heavy and
dense, since soya flour is free of gluten, the protein that gives
structure to yeast-raised baked products.
Soya flour also makes a good egg substitute in baked products. Replace
one egg with 1 tablespoon of soya flour plus 1 tablespoon (15mL) of water.
Just in case this thread's got anyone all fired up I though I'd let people know that Baldwins is out of soya flour till next Monday's delivery. Also, none to be found on a return walk to the OKR via East St., all Chinese/Asian supermarkets having been tried. Got Soya Flakes in Baldwins, though, and it's a find in itself. Never knew it was there. Thanks again, Graham.
Oh no ! I should have said, Holland and Barrett does it and there's one on Walworth road. I didn't think. Sorry. Actually I don't know for certain that branch stocks it. I got some from H&B in the City.