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 a high gluten content (13% protein), it can be used by itself or mixed with low gluten flours such as rye or spelt.
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.
Milled from: RED FIFE, an Heirloom Hard Red Winter Wheat
Extraction Rate: 100%
Great to use in: Your favorite yeast or sourdough recipes, as well as in muffins and cookies.
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