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Flour made from wheat from which some of the bran and germ has been removed.as modifier ‘wheatmeal flour’‘wheatmeal biscuits’
- ‘Their larders would have been stocked well with milk, flour, potatoes, vegetables, eggs, wheatmeal, wholemeal etc. and there would have even been some meat hanging on crooks from the ceiling.’
- ‘A flour described as ‘wheatmeal’ without a figure is likely to be paler, and ‘brown’ usually means very pale indeed.’
- ‘Biscuits are not quite as difficult in finding substitutions, but all the sweet biscuits should be forgotten and wheatmeal or Milk Arrowroot biscuits be taken instead.’
- ‘Why not give them a potato, carrot and onion vegetable patty in a wheatmeal bun with a layer of baked beans in it?’
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