Does anyone bake with spelt?

(28 Posts)
KatyMac Sat 15-Mar-14 14:22:51

I have any number of recipes but I'd rather have one off someone who says it actually works than putter about on the internet

& would you use a breadmaker or do it in a kenwood - I have sore hands so I won't be kneading much

sleepyhead Tue 08-Apr-14 09:57:47

You can use spelt in any sodabread recipe. No kneading required smile

I make banana spelt pancakes and banana bread/muffins - they're yum!

Well spelt bread should be ok, I enjoy it. I am dairy free (mostly) too, its ok once you get used to it.

KatyMac Sat 15-Mar-14 20:56:55

No dairy, egg, coconut, almond, onions/garic, green veg (except green beans - bizarrely), pulses & now gluten

<sigh>

Oh that's harder then!

KatyMac Sat 15-Mar-14 20:50:05

Looks lovely but I keep forgetting no egg either

There is a delicious chocolate cake recipe on here somewhere. I'll try to link.

KatyMac Sat 15-Mar-14 20:45:24

I will want fairy cakes grin

Who knows if it will help or if I'll have to go completely gluten free

CorusKate Sat 15-Mar-14 20:40:49

Ah I'm only familiar with people avoiding wheat because of coeliac disease, and my friends with coeliac definitely avoid spelt as well as wheat.

Rooble Sat 15-Mar-14 20:40:45

I have a lovely recipe for spelt fairycakes should you want anything sweeter than bread!

It is lower in gluten, I avoid wheat but can tolerate spelt ok.

KatyMac Sat 15-Mar-14 20:38:33

Apparently it's low gluten......maybe?

I make spelt bread in my machine and use it in place of normal flour in other recipes (with baking powder if SR is required)

1tsp yeast (buy the stuff for breadmakers)
1 1//2 tsp salt
1tsp sugar
400g white spelt
5g butter (I use olive oil)
260mls water

This is for a medium loaf, my machine has a spelt setting, through cycle is 4.5 hours.

CorusKate Sat 15-Mar-14 20:37:25

Spelt is basically a type of wheat; not sure it's great if you're trying to avoid wheat gluten.

Doingthedo Sat 15-Mar-14 20:35:01

I made pancakes with spelt flour the other week, delish!

KatyMac Sat 15-Mar-14 20:31:39

Maybe I need to buy Gluten free flour

littone Sat 15-Mar-14 20:27:35

My neighbour has baked an all spelt loaf, and it was edible....until it went cold! Then it went rock hard. Can it be mixed with something other than white flour?

KatyMac Sat 15-Mar-14 19:57:35

I'm supposed to be giving up white flour sad

My spelt bread is whirring round in the breadmaker right now.

I use:
1 1/4 tsp dried yeast
375g spelt flour
125g white bread flour
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp olive oil
400ml water

I tried various proportions of spelt to white flour - more than this and I find it's very solid, less and you don't taste the speltyness.

KatyMac Sat 15-Mar-14 19:04:07

Is it page 10 of this?

KatyMac Sat 15-Mar-14 19:02:01

Thank you - that is kind

Driveway Sat 15-Mar-14 18:56:49

It's a panasonic, I just use the recipe that came in the booklet, I'll copy it out later for you. smile

KatyMac Sat 15-Mar-14 17:03:06

Oh Driveway could I have your recipe? (what breadmaker do you use?)

HermioneWeasley I'm cutting out normal flour - but thanks

HermioneWeasley Sat 15-Mar-14 16:44:19

I have a recipe I make by hand for a loaf which is half and half regular bread flour and spelt. It's yummy. I have no idea how to convert things for a bread maker though.

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