About Carrs Breadmaker
Jonathan Dodgson Carr was a remarkable man, with a life characterised by invention, hard work and thrift. Son of a Quaker grocer, he set off to walk from his home in Kendal to Carlisle determined to be a success and contribute something to the life of the nation.
Within 15 years Carrs of Carlisle had become one of the largest baking businesses in Britain. He was also a vigorous campaigner against slavery and the Corn Laws.
He started milling flour in 1836 for his famous Table Water biscuit factory, and was the first person to recognise the benefits of high quality Canadian wheat, which we now import direct to our dock on the coast at Silloth.
Jonathon Dodgson Carr has been immortalised in Margaret Forster's book of the Carr family Rich Desserts and Captain's Thin
His spirit of innovation is still alive today.
Carrs has developed the special Breadmaker range of flours because research revealed that there was no flour on the market that would produce the best possible results in breadmakers.
Breadmakers provide an extremely quick and convenient way of making homemade bread, bringing all the extra flavour, aroma and health benefits associated with it.
Given the way automatic breadmakers work, the successive kneading and rising of the dough normally required to produce a successful loaf are cut short.