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Product InfoRed Fife has deeper, more complex flavors than common hard red winter wheats, and breads made with it bake up moister, with a cohesive crumb. Because Red Fife has high gluten potential, it can be used by itself or mixed with low gluten flours such as rye.
Red Fife wheat’s origin is unknown, but it is believed that Mennonite farmers in Poland grew the wheat that was shipped to David Fife, a Scottish immigrant in Canada, in the mid-1800s. Fife then grew the wheat and shared it with other farmers, calling it Red Fife because of its distinctive color. Red Fife set the baking and milling standards from the 1860s to the turn of the 20th century, and has been placed on the Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity’s “Ark of Taste. It is thought to be a relative of Halychanka, a Ukrainian Heritage wheat, prized for its rich flavors and excellent baking qualities.
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I have only purchased Janie’s Mill flours since 2020 & will be the only flour I ever purchase. The organic flours are incredible & their service is exceptional!!
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I've been using this flour in a variety of baked goods. While it does make a denser loaf than other flours when making yeast breads, the flavor is very good. Usually I blend it with a white bread flour for a better rise.
I absolutely love it for quick breads and muffins. I have to adjust recipes slightly as it takes a little extra flour to absorb the moisture when using a recipe that called for white all purpose flour. Make some banana muffins with it and you'll be delighted!
Bread connoisseurs -- for a unique and very tasty whole wheat bread, use this for the whole wheat portion of your recipe.
I love Red Fife more than any other flour I have used in my 40 years of baking.
I love this Red Fife! I have baked until now with another Red Fife and I have to say that Janie’s Mill’s Red Fife is far better. I will stick with it.
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