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This week, someone had donated bags of spelt flour to the senior food giveaway. I took one, now I'm looking for advice on what and how to use it.
 
Posts: 590 | Location: upstate New York, USA | Registered: Mar 15, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I've not only have never baked with spelt flour, I did not know anything about it. Just in case no one has baked with it, I did a quick search.

Tips for baking with spelt flour:
http://www.ochef.com/108.htm

For recipes just go to your favorite search engine and type in
spelt flour recipes
 
Posts: 16574 | Location: Daingerfield, TX | Registered: Feb 07, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I use spelt exclusively.

There are two kinds of spelt flour that I'm aware of, that's carried in the stores around here.

1. White spelt. Use like unbleached flour. It's just slightly more dense than all-purpose flour in the foods I bake.

2. Whole-grain spelt. Use it like whole wheat flour.

The ratio is simply 1:1. Me and The Husband can't tell any difference between the spelt and wheat, until the evening time and his joints don't ache. Wheat makes them ache, but not the spelt.

I've used it for at least 10 years.

I don't think I'd make a wedding cake with it. The texture would be different, I think. But, those types of cakes aren't on my radar. We prefer apple cakes, carrot cakes, and the like which have a more dense texture to begin with. And cookies and pies are more typical in our home.
 
Posts: 4408 | Location: In the beautiful Tennessee Valley, between the Cumberland Plateau and the Great Smoky Mountains. | Registered: Jul 12, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Thanks for that link, Sherry.

When I bake bread, I've never noticed a difference--and now I know it's because I make sourdough bread--with starter.

Interesting.
 
Posts: 4408 | Location: In the beautiful Tennessee Valley, between the Cumberland Plateau and the Great Smoky Mountains. | Registered: Jul 12, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Be sure and click on the Purity Foods link within the article. It takes you to that site with more hints and recipes.
 
Posts: 16574 | Location: Daingerfield, TX | Registered: Feb 07, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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