OUR INGREDIENTS

About our Speciality Flours

We make sure all our flours are both wheat-free and gluten-free.

Rice Flour – is made from finely milled rice and is a good substitute for wheat flour which can irritate the digestive system of many people.

Tapioca Flour - is a starch extracted from the root of the Cassava plant which is native to South America. It is extensively cultivated in tropical and sub-tropical regions and is an excellent source of carbohydrate. It is also often used as a substitute for wheat flour.

Cornflour – is also known as maize flour and is the starch obtained from the corn or maize grain. It works well in conjunction with our other flours.

 

About some of our other ingredients

Which also do not contain gluten....

Xanthan gum - is used to help give our bread the texture and elasticity that would otherwise be achieved with gluten. It is now widely available for home cooks in supermarkets and grocery stores.

Agar – is a vegetarian substitute for gelatin. It is derived naturally from seaweed and is a common ingredient in Asian cooking, but now widely used for dishes from all types of cuisine. It helps give our breads a soft and light texture.

Eggs – we use fresh free-range local Sussex eggs.

For our vegan loaves we do not use eggs or honey.

Honey – we use local honey (and absolutely no sugar).

Salt – we use sea salt with no anti-caking agents – just enough and not too much…

We use sunflower oil to let the natural flavours of our bread shine through making them light, airy and delicious.

Any herbs we use in our products are homegrown from our kitchen garden if they are in season.

All our products are suitable for vegetarians and some are vegan friendly. They are all wheat-free and gluten-free. We try to use as many locally sourced and organic ingredients as possible.

Our breads are flash frozen on the day they are baked. This ensures they maintain all their freshly baked flavour and are ready for you to use whenever you want. They are packed in a handy bag to store in the fridge after defrosting.

Keep your bread in the freezer so you always have your favourite flavour fresh and ready to eat in minutes.

 

How to make your Belle & Wilde Artisan bread taste the best it can.

Simply defrost at room temperature and use as desired.

Or you can heat it up in the oven at 180°C to get that aroma and taste of delicious artisan bread, hot from the oven in minutes.

In a hurry? Then pop your bread in the microwave straight from the freezer for a soft sandwich bread texture then use as you wish.

You can store your bread in its bag in the fridge for up to 5 days after defrosting.

Take a look at our recipe box for ideas on how to make tasty things using your Belle & Wilde bread.