What is Malt?
A grain which has gone through a 3-step process:
Can be made from any cereals - most often wheat, rye, oats, barley
Resulting grains can be turned into fantastic flours, flakes, kibbles
Crystal and Roast Malt Flours
Crystal and roasted malt flours add flavour and colour to products. They can be used to enhance colour and flavour in your basic dough recipes or to be the defining character of your speciality products.
Since malt is the main ingredient of beer, malt colour is measured using the EBC (European Brewing Convention) scale as you can see below. The guiding principle is that flavour intensifies as colour increases.
Diastatic Malt Flours
The malting process helps create ingredients with great functional benefits. Diastatic malts provide three main enzyme functions that act on the starch, protein and cellulose components of flour during formation of dough and its baking. For example, our SF1 flour is a highly active barley malt flour, used at approximately 1% as an improver for crusty breads. It gives malt loaf a lovely sticky, gooey character - add between 10% and 15% to your application on flour weight. It also reduces dough elasticity in crackers.