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Pee Dee

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'Spose this should be on the recipes page but does anyone else bake their own bread? If so, have you tried Spelt flour, very ancient, introduced by the Romans, can be easily grown organically as is immune to pests, and raises like a dream...........
Plenty of recipes on the internet, just Google it. For a quick bread, you can just mix up your dough, bung in the oven, and hey presto, up she goes, no need to knead and prove. This method gives a slightly different texture though, described in one article as 'crumpet like'.
If you like crumpet, and finding it hard to raise, Spelt is for you:welldone
 

kevgermany

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Wonderful stuff. The flour is easy to find here in the supermarkets, and even the ready to bake packs of flour/yeast for bread machines/home baking are available in spelt flour. Not as strongly flavoured as the wholemeal flours, but makes a good loaf.
 
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rudjarl

Senile Member. Scandinavian Ambassadour of CaSLM
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Løten, Norway
Ah, yes, Spelt flour. For twice the price you get the same result working the dough half the time as ordinary wheat flour. (And, of cause, half the time spent kneading out the gluten.) But honestly, is there any difference in how it raises? I have not noticed it anyway. (Then again, I cheat using both yeast and baking powder)
 
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