Stoneground Light Spelt Flour
Rich in flavour spelt is superb for bread making and speciality pastry. Stripped from its coarse outer layer to end with a smooth white flour. Great healthy option with it being easier to digest rather than normal flours. Deliciously nutty in flavour, this is a light flour, made from an ancient grain. Ideal for making any baked goods, but with a lighter texture.
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Cotswold Stoneground Spelt flour is a smooth white flour milled from UK grown ancient grain spelt. Spelt is a highly nutritious and healthy option, compared to wheat, it is packed full of fibre. Cotswold Spelt is a perfect all-purpose healthy baking flour that produces delicious bread, cake and biscuit recipes.
Perfect for: Bread, Cakes, Pasta and pastries
Delivers: A healthy and nutritious lighter texture in baked goods and works well as a substitute in recipes that call for all-purpose flour.
Milling & Provenance: Traditional Stoneground milled, Spelt grown in UK, Milled and milled in the Cotswolds.
Contains: Spelt (ancient grain)
Recipe Recommendation: Mix your spelt into your next recipe for a fibre boost. Combine with Cotswold Crunch, or Rye to lighten your next bake. Makes a delicious (and healthy) banana loaf!
What is spelt flour?
Spelt is an ancient grain that’s similar to wheat in appearance (and is related, botanically, to wheat). Spelt has a tougher husk, which helps protect the nutrients inside the grain. Flour made from spelt has a nutty, slightly sweet flavour and can be used in most recipes that call for regular or whole-wheat flour.
Is spelt gluten free?
Spelt is a distinct variety of wheat. Like all wheat, it contains gluten. Therefore, you should avoid spelt if you have celiac disease or gluten intolerance. However, for most people, spelt is perfectly safe and makes a nutrient-rich addition to your diet.
Spelt, with its mild, nutty flavour, is a popular alternative to wheat. It also provides several essential nutrients, such as iron, magnesium, and zinc. Consuming spelt and other whole grains may improve heart health, aid digestion, reduce the risk of diabetes, and help people achieve or maintain a healthy weight.
Can spelt be substituted for plain flour?
Spelt can be substituted one-for-one for the whole wheat in any recipe and for up to half of the flour in a recipe using entirely all-purpose (plain flour). Spelt is low in gluten, so it’s best to keep some of that regular flour to get the right structure and texture in whatever you’re baking.
Where can I find spelt flour?
You can buy spelt flour in this website now, you just need to add this product to the cart and proceed to checkout. Dark Spelt Flour is also available.
Spelt flour recipes
Light Spelt Pancakes – Makes 8 pancakes
Serve these spelt pancakes warm with fresh or stewed fruit and drizzled with your favourite syrup.
- – 150g Hillside Bakery Light spelt flour
- – 25g icing sugar
- – 1 tsp hillside baking powder
- – 2 large eggs
- – 100ml milk
- – butter, for cooking
- – stewed or fresh fruit or syrup (optional)
- 1. Sieve the flour, icing sugar and baking powder into a jug and stir to combine.
- 2. Break the eggs into the jug, add the milk and beat to a smooth, thick batter.
- 3. Put a small knob of butter into a frying pan over medium heat. As it melts, tip the pan so that the melted butter covers the surface of the pan.
- 4. Pour some batter into the pan to make 10cm/4” circles and continue cooking over a medium heat.
- 5. When bubbles appear on the surface and the base is golden, turn the pancake over and cook the other side.
- 6. Transfer the cooked pancakes to a plate and repeat with the remaining batter.
- 7. Serve warm with fresh or stewed fruit, Greek yogurt, honey or syrup.
large frying pan and measuring jug