Visitors to the mill at Ford & Etal Estates on Bank Holiday Monday were able to try out the new flour after Dave the Miller baked a Victoria sponge cake to awaken people’s taste buds.
“The flour when used with good eggs gives an amazing yellow colour to the cake and a lovely light but moist texture,” he said.
“The flour is also being used in the tearoom at Heatherslaw for Kathleen’s delicious chocolate cakes.
“Until now the mill has only produced flours for the bread baker so this is a really exciting time to make a flour that will appeal to cake and scone makers alike.”
The flour is available in 1kg bags exclusively from the mill shop at Heatherslaw.