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Spelt Flour

Postby Zosherooney » October 3rd, 2013, 6:22 am

I have a bag of this in my cupboard and have made spelt bread in the past but am wondering if any of you have any fave recipes for anything else made with spelt flour ?

Mr Zosh brought home some Sharpham Park spelt shortbreads that were rather nice so I thought I might have a go at making some.
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Re: Spelt Flour

Postby Suelle » October 3rd, 2013, 8:18 am

Several good recipes from Dan Lepard

Spelt and ginger cookies:
http://www.bacheldremill.co.uk/recipes/index.cfm?n=1

Dark Aniseed Cake:
http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle ... s.weekend3

peanut butter cookies:
http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle ... s.weekend1

spelt and cobnut fairy cakes:
http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle ... danddrink1

There are several more in his book Short and Sweet, including one for rough puff pastry, but the above recipes are the ones that I've tried. spelt is apparently lower in gluten, so makes cakes and biscuits shorter and crumblier.
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Re: Spelt Flour

Postby aero280 » October 3rd, 2013, 9:02 am

I frequently make Dan's spelt and oatmeal crackers.
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Re: Spelt Flour

Postby suffolk » October 3rd, 2013, 9:12 am

Are those the ones you made for The Picnic Aero? They were delicious, and so crisp :chops:
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Re: Spelt Flour

Postby aero280 » October 3rd, 2013, 12:26 pm

Those are the ones! :)

Here's a link. http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle ... pes-lepard The ones I made are the square ones at the back. You can sprinkle them with things. I used caraway seeds on some and black pepper on the others at the picnic. I've seen some with poppy seeds (not my favourite...) and sea salt.
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Re: Spelt Flour

Postby Zosherooney » October 4th, 2013, 5:41 pm

Thanks Aero, I will have a go at them next time I light my oven. Thanks Sue for those links as well. P nut is my fave !
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Re: Spelt Flour

Postby aero280 » October 4th, 2013, 8:50 pm

Make sure you buy the wholemeal spelt flour and not the white spelt!!

The bags in Tesco are the same colour...... :oops:
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Re: Spelt Flour

Postby Zosherooney » May 11th, 2017, 7:17 am

Whilst on our way back from Bristol yesterday, we called into one of the best bakers in the area http://www.dolcipani.co.uk/bakery.html It is more expensive but the bread is superb. I looked at the spelt loaves but they looked slightly over baked (very brown). The baker came and chatted to me and explained that that was the way they were meant to look as they had a slightly caramelised flavour. I ended up buying a loaf and a few slices for supper, the bread did indeed have a caramelised taste, it was lovely. I have eaten spelt loaves before but had never noticed this....
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Re: Spelt Flour

Postby suffolk » May 11th, 2017, 8:12 am

I like spelt bread, but I've never made it ... not sure why ... I found this recipe ... no kneading, no proving ........... has anyone tried it?

http://www.shipton-mill.com/baking/reci ... -bread.htm
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Re: Spelt Flour

Postby Seatallan » May 11th, 2017, 10:34 am

No, though it looks interesting.

I have made spelt soda bread (just happened to have a bag of spelt flour) and whilst it was denser than normal soda/wheaten bread it had a fab flavour.
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Re: Spelt Flour

Postby Zosherooney » May 12th, 2017, 12:31 pm

Tagged that recipe - thanks Suff, I am not sure if my spelt is wholemeal or not but we were given a pile of spelt goods when Mr. Z delivered to Shipton way back so will give the recipe a go when I next need bread.
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