Spelt Flour, White
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White Spelt Flour From Barry Farm Foods

 

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List of Ingredients

Spelt grain, bran removed.


Allergen note:
Contains: Wheat

White Spelt Flour is just spelt flour with most of the bran and germ removed. Use white spelt flour in baking where a “lighter” touch is preferred, like in pastries, biscuits, cakes, etc.

This 9000 year old grain originated in the Fertile Crescent and over the centuries found its way throughout Europe where it remained a very popular grain for hundreds of years. To Germans it is their beloved "Dinkel" and is now found in a wide variety of foods and beverages from bread to beer. To Italians it is called "Farro" and is found in gourmet soups, pizza crusts, breads and cakes.

The official name of spelt is Triticum aestivum var. spelta. Spelt was originally grown in Iran around 5000 to 6000 B.C. Spelt has been grown in Europe for over 300 years, and spelt has been grown in North America for just over 100 years. Spelt is often used as a feed grain for animals. However, it has gained popularity as a dietary grain due to its nutty flavor, high protein and nutrition content.

Not to be confused with oats or wheat, spelt is a member of the same grain family but is an entirely different species. It is one of the original seven grains mentioned in the Bible. 

Spelt has high water solubility, so the nutrients are easily absorbed by the body.  It is also a superb fiber resource and has large amounts of B-complex vitamins. Total protein content is from 10 to 25% greater than the common varieties of commercial wheat.

Cooking with Spelt flour is similar to cooking with wheat flour. You can make all the same dishes such as pancakes and waffles, muffins, cakes, crackers and cookies, pastas and breads. 

But because of it's lower gluten content, you will probably not want to let it rise as high as regular wheat flour bread. 

When baking, Spelt flour doesn't require as much water - if substituting spelt flour for wheat flour in your favorite recipe, start by using only 3/4ths as much water.

Banana Bread Recipe

            1/2 cup soft butter
            1 cup or less brown sugar
            2 eggs, beaten
            2 cups White Spelt flour
            1 teaspoon aluminum-free baking soda
            1/2 or less teaspoon of sea salt
            2 or 3 ripe bananas, mashed
            1/2 cup chopped almonds (optional)

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F. 
Cream butter and sugar; add eggs and beat well. 
Add dry ingredients and finally bananas and nuts. Mix well. 
Bake in three 3x5 " loaf pans or in one 5x9" loaf pan, well-greased. 
Bake for one hour.

 

 

 

NutritionFacts
1/4 cup 
Amount per serving
Calories105
Calories from fat5
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.6g1%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 0mg0%
Total
Carbohydrate 21g
7%
Dietary Fiber 1g4%
Protein 4g
Percent values are based on a 2,000 calorie per day diet. Your daily values may differ.
Additional Information
4.8% of calories from Fat
80% from Carbohydrates
15.2% from Protein