After winning the ingredients category of the recent FreeFrom Awards Doves Farm Gluten Self-Raising Flour went on to be crowned the overall  winner of the 2011 FreeFrom trophy having been selected from over 300 products in 17 categories.

The flour is specially milled from a blend of rice, potato, tapioca, maize and buckwheat flours, and is a popular alternative for anyone wishing to bake cakes without wheat or gluten. It is part of a range of specialist alternative flours produced by the company that includes buckwheat, gram, rice, quinoa and teff flours as well as gluten free bread flour blends.

Clare Marriage, Chief Executive of Doves Farm Foods said: “When designing our gluten free flour blends ease of use, taste, texture, oven performance and the final baked item were all important considerations. This flour can replace conventional self-raising flours in most recipes although as long as the recipe liquid is slightly increased. The extra liquid is quickly absorbed.

According to research* among those that bake at home, 49% make standard cakes, such as a Victoria sponge, while 39% bake cupcakes. Many cakes are made as treats or for special occasions; when they are baked with gluten free self-raising flour the cakes are so good everyone can enjoy them whether or not they are on a special diet.

We have been milling gluten free flour, using naturally wheat and gluten free ingredients, for over 30 years and are thrilled to receive this prestigious industry award. It reflects all those years of commitment to creating good usable flours made without the customary wheat grain. Our Gluten Free Self-Raising Flour really does produce great baking results time and time again.”

In presenting the award trophy Antony Worrall-Thompson said: “I’m delighted for Doves Farm. Every cook needs to rely upon high quality ingredients to produce great results. Doves Farm seems to have got it right across so much of its range, and I hope that many more people will get creative and swap wheat and gluten free flour into their cooking either through dietary need or as part of following a healthy lifestyle.”

The flour is sold in 1kilo retail packs and 16kg sacks and is available from a number of different wholesalers as well through the company’s online shop.

*Mintel 2010

Doves Farm Foods Ltd

Tel: 01488 684 880

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