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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
 

jadoube

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Also, for those unfortunate to be allergic to wheat, spelt will often not give the adverse effects of modern processed wheats.
 

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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old git

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Oh noble resident of Poole, when you refer to "crumpet", are you using it in the same sense as used when we were younger, if you can remember that far back? ;}
 

kevgermany

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Oh noble resident of Poole, when you refer to "crumpet", are you using it in the same sense as used when we were younger, if you can remember that far back? ;}
I think he was - see his last sentence. I think he's in need of the little blue pills.
 

rudjarl

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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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