At Holland & Barrett, our aim to help you lead a healthy lifestyle, and often that means supplying products from specialist brands that take into account your dietary requirements. One of those is Doves Farm, whose flour millers and bakers have specialised in organic ingredients, ancient flours and biscuits since 1976.
Want to find out more about Doves Farm? You’ll find everything there is to know about this well-loved brand across the following sections to help you decide whether their quality products are right for you – we have a feeling they will be!
Since 1976, Doves Farm products have been loved by home bakers up and down the country. Doves Farm initially began as a passion for its founders, who had been experimenting with milling ancient grains like rye and spelt. Soon after, Doves Farm became a major success, as health food stores all around the UK saw the benefits of organic wholemeal flour. Based out of Hungerford, this local brand is a real winner.
Over the years Doves Farm’s popularity has helped create a home baking revolution that’s still apparent today. If you’re reading this, we’ll assume you enjoy making your own bread and cakes as much as Doves Farm enjoys milling quality ingredients!
And because Doves Farm is specialist producers of flour, you won’t always find their products in supermarkets but you will at Holland & Barrett. In addition to flour, we also stock a variety of Doves Farm foods, including apricot-flavoured oat biscuits, which are especially delicious as a mid-morning snack or for when you’re on the go.
Whereas flour is commonly made with grains like wheat, many of Doves Farm’s products are naturally wheat-free as well as organic, which is especially good to know if you have a wheat allergy or if you’re cutting down on wheat in your diet.
That’s true of everyday flours like plain and self-raising white flour and other Doves Farm bread flour products, which you can use in a number of recipes. Just check the product descriptions across our online store to see which products are most suitable for your dietary requirements.
Whatever you like! Doves Farm’s range is suited to all types of baking, whether you’re in the mood for a sweet treat to enjoy as part of a balanced diet or are just getting into making your own bread. Below are just a few ideas to inspire you:
An easy one that just requires Doves Farm’s gluten-free flour and some over-ripened bananas. You can easily make this recipe vegan by opting for a vegan sunflower spread to grease your cake tin and using dairy-free ingredients.
Another simple recipe that’s bound to be popular at home. Use Doves Farm flour to make this quintessentially British cake using organic jam and one of the many vegan creams filling recipes.
There are hundreds of recipes for oat and raisin cookies if you’re cutting down on your chocolate intake or processed foods from the supermarket. Use Doves Farm flour to make your own – they go down a treat at dinner parties and picnics.
It’s not all cakes. Doves Farm flours are great for making bread too, including tasty wholemeal bread rolls. If you’re allergic to wheat, simply check out one of the many gluten-free recipes available online and use Doves Farm gluten-free flour instead.
There you have it. There’s more to flour than you think and plenty more to Doves Farm, whose products you’re bound to love. Happy baking.