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Cooking with Spelt Flour

 

Spelt flour can easily replace flour in any situation. BUT there are a couple of simple things to be aware of. We've noticed that about 10% less moisture is required when cooking with spelt compared to normal wheat flour. You may need to adjust the amount of water to ensure the best results. You can combine spelt with other flour. Spelt flour requires less mixing than normal bread bakers quality flour as the glutins are weaker. Set the bread machine on the fastest setting as most failures are caused by the spelt over rising and then collapsing before the heat is high enough to bake your bread.

 

1. Always weigh spelt flour with scales as it measures differently to wheat.

            150 grams spelt flour is equivalent to 1 cup wheat flour

            75 grams spelt flour is equivalent to ½ cup wheat flour

            50 grams spelt flour is equivalent to 1/3 cup wheat flour

            37 grams spelt flour is equivalent to ¼ cup wheat flour

2. Spelt flour comes as plain flour therefore you need to make it into Self Raising 

    Flour as required.

            Add 2 teaspoons Baking Powder per 150 grams.

          Add 1 teaspoons Baking Powder per 75 grams.

          Always sift the flour twice to distribute the Baking Powder

          thoroughly

3. Other helpful cooking information for measuring liquids

            1 Tablespoon = 20ml

            1 Teaspoon = 5ml

            1 cup = 250ml

            ½ cup = 125ml

            1/3 cup = 80ml

            ¼ cup = 60ml

4. When using wholemeal spelt flour use it with at least 50% white as well wholemeal is very heavy and quite strong in flavour.

5. Wheat Free grain available

            Kaipseed Mix

            Sunflower Kernels

            Kibbled Rye

            Linseeds – whole & kibbled

            Soy grits

6. To replace spelt flour with a bread mix in a recipe

     Using a bread machine – replace the 500gms mix with 500gms 
    spelt flour

            ADD   1 teaspoon Natural Improver

                        1 teaspoon salt

                        1 teaspoon sugar(optional)

                        Everything else remains the same

    Hand made bread – replace the 600gms mix with 600gms
    spelt flour

            ADD   2 teaspoons Natural Improver

                     2 teaspoons salt

                     2 teaspoons sugar (optional)

                     Everything else remains the same

7. How to measure very warm water

     Into a jug add 300mls cold tap water and 200mls of boiling 
    water. 
                       

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