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  • Product Info

    Red 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.

  • Great to Use In:

    Hearty sourdough breads, Yeast breads, Pie crusts, Flat breads, Pasta

  • Milled From:

    Organic Red Fife Wheat (Heirloom Hard Red Winter Wheat)

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  • more info:

    Whole Kernel

Customer Reviews

Based on 39 reviews
Tabitha Brownell
Breads, cookies, sourdough, oh my!

Another versatile flour! My family loves the sourdough I've made with Red Fife and especially love chocolate chip cookies with it too! It makes a great sandwich loaf as well.

Callie Begly

Love all the flours I've tried from Janie's Mill. My favorite bread is a whole wheat sandwich loaf made with Red Fife.

Jon Lutgen
In baking limbo

The flours that I recently purchased were in preparation for fall baking. I have used Red Fife and Turkey Red flour before and found them very flavorful, provide excellent structure to sourdough breads and bagels. It has been hard knowing I have some great flours to bake with but unable to do anything with them due to the weather.

Red Fife -- fantastic bread flour

Great flavor and wonderful elastic dough

Sandra Judy
Excellent flour

I am impressed with the quality of Janie's Mill flour and am so grateful to have found it. It's fun to work with - silky smooth with a fantastic taste! My husband's new favorite for his sandwich bread. Highly recommended.

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