My 10 Favourite Spelt Flour Bread Recipes to Try
I have put together a list below of my 10 favourite spelt flour bread recipes to try baking at home. I have fallen in love with making spelt bread at home. I am a self-taught baker and have been experimenting with baking with spelt flour for over 10 years. Over the last two years, I have started baking bread with spelt flour. It is a little tricky to master and doesn't rise quite as much as white bread flour, however, the taste and texture are amazing. Using spelt flour is perfect for anyone following an alkaline diet. Recently a neighbour mentioned that his mother swapped over to eating spelt flour to help with her fibromyalgia symptoms. I don't have any scientific evidence to prove this, but I too have found digestive benefits in eating Spelt flour instead and wheat flour.
What are the benefits of Spelt flour?
Spelt flour is a good source of fibre and protein. The texture is light and airy like wheat flour and can be substituted in baking cakes, cookies, pancakes and bread for a healthier alternative to wheat flour. It was a staple crop and widely grown in Roman times around 5000 bc. According to Sharpham Park flours, the Roman army called it their 'marching grain' due to the slow release of energy qualities.
- Easy to digest
- High in protein and fibre
- Lighter than some wholemeal flours - it bakes very similar to wheat flour
- High in nutrients B vitamins, manganese, phosphorus and niacin