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Superb Spelt & Delicious Bread Recipe.

8 April 2016

Spelt

Spelt is an ancient grain widely recognized globally for having health benefits above that of normal Wheat.  Spelt  is a hardier and more nutritious cousin to modern wheat and as one of the earliest domesticated grains, it hasn’t changed since Biblical times. It remains unaffected by concepts such as ‘agribusiness’, ‘cross-breeding,’ ‘hybridization’ and ‘genetically modified’ – words that have come to dominate our modern food supply. Known for its slightly ‘nutty’ flavor, spelt has long been popular as a health food in Europe, where it is sometimes known as ‘farro’ (modern Italy) and ‘dinkel’ (Germany).

spelt cookies

You can substitute spelt flour for modern ‘common’ wheat flour to make breads, pasta, cookies, crackers, cakes, muffins, cereals, pancakes and waffles. In addition to spelt flour, spelt is also available in its de-hulled, whole grain form (often referred to as spelt berries), which can be prepared and enjoyed like rice.

One of the best things about spelt – in addition to its health benefits? It tastes wonderful!

There are many differences between Wheat and Spelt. Appearance and DNA structure. Genetic and nutritional profile. Gluten content and Fiber content. Even though the FDA has classified spelt as wheat, this pure, ancient grain is significantly different – and much better for you – than its modern commercialized cousin. Even whole wheat, which has not yet been stripped of its fiber and nutrients, is nutritionally inferior to Spelt.

Benefits of Spelt

Here is a recipe for Spelt Bread using our Spelt Flour:

Ingredients

spelt flour

500 g Spelt Flour
½ tsp Salt
1 tsp Quick Yeast
1 tsp Honey
300 ml Warm Water
1 tbsp Vegetable Oil

Method

  1. In a large bowl mix together the flour, salt, quick yeast and honey.
  2. Carefully measure the water and roughly mix it into the flour.
  3. While the dough is still claggy add the oil and knead well until it feels smooth and pliable.
  4. Leave the dough in a bowl covered with a cloth, in a draught free place, to double in size (about an hour). To make a quick bread omit this stage and proceed straight to step 6.
  5. You can also add some seeds at this stage of you like? Sunflower and pumpkin work nicely.
  6. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead the dough firmly for several minutes.
  7. Shape the dough and put it into an oiled 1kg/2lb bread tin or place it on an oiled baking sheet.
  8. Cover and leave dough to rise for about 25 minutes in a warm place.
  9. Bake in a preheated oven for 35/40 minutes.

Spelt Bread

 

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