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What's the deal with spelt flour?

What's the deal with spelt flour?

From ‘ancient wheat’ to ‘the gateway grain,’ spelt has been used for millennia and is a healthy and nutritious grain.  It’s a wonderfully unique flour which is easy to work with and can be used for both bread baking and cakes.  What is spelt flour? It’s a type of wheat flour that encompasses the entire grain. If you’re a fan of whole wheat flour then spelt is your hero because it’s undoubtedly the easiest of all the flours in this category to work with. If you’ve tried wheat flour before that wasn’t spelt, and not had particularly spectacular results from...

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Homemade bread

Bread Baking Myths

We’re in the midst of a bread baking golden age.  It seems everyone is getting down with the dough, especially since Covid, and turning more and more to baking their own bread rather than whipping it off supermarket shelves. Whilst the process of making bread can be very therapeutic and rewarding when all goes to plan, it can quickly turn into the most frustrating waste of time and ingredients when things go awry. If you’re starting out or simply need a hand navigating the huge amount of information out there: read on for some bread-making myths. Everyone on Instagram is...

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Why choose sourdough?

Why choose sourdough?

Sourdough may have attracted all the right hashtags in recent years - and of course it tastes fantastic - but that’s not all that this delicious bread has to offer. If you opt for sourdough, real sourdough, you’re not only enjoying something tasty but also good for you too. This loaf scores high for flavour, satisfaction and lots of health benefits that you only get if you choose a sourdough loaf. What’s real sourdough? Many supermarkets today use the term sourdough to describe bread that isn’t actually authentic sourdough - they can do this because ‘sourdough’ isn’t a protected term....

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Super Spelt flour pancakes

Super Spelt flour pancakes

Let’s flip our worries away this year and get baking these delicious flour-based treats.  We’ll be using our Super White Spelt Flour as an alternative to all purpose flour to give our pancakes an extra edge of nutrition and flavour.  What is Pancake Day and why do we celebrate it? Pancake Day has been celebrated in Britain for centuries as the feast day before Ash Wednesday, when the Christian fasting season, Lent, begins.  Although not many of us fast for 40 days anymore, we all like to indulge in a little pancake feast! Another way of looking at Pancake Day...

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