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Spelt-Potato Biscuits

I have written a blog on spelt ( Spelt an Ancient Grain) flour pancakes and waffles (Spelt Bread and Spelt Pancakes). The recipe below is for spelt–potato biscuits because they are easy to make.  We don’t eat much bread lately since we are trying to watch our intake of starch, carbs and fat, but I do make biscuits since you can freeze them and just take out 1 or 2 at a time.  I hope that you will try them and learn to cook with other kinds of grains like rice, barley, and oats.  If you don’t find the flour, get the flakes or grains and put them through the grinder. …

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Spelt Bread and Spelt Pancakes

These are some recipes that my mother in law uses.  She is almost 90 and her and my father in law still make their own bread. We have had both at her house and since we got a supple of spelt thought I would make some.spelt pancakes

•    16 cups ground spelt flour or what ever you end up with after grinding
•    7 cups water
•    2 tablespoons salt
•    2 tablespoons lecithin
•    4 tablespoons lemon or grapefruit juice
•    4 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
•    1/2 cup honey
•    4 tablespoon yeast (rapid rise)

This makes six loaves bread
Put all the ingredients in mixer bowl except flour and yeast, Put ½ cup flour on top of wet
Ingredients and sprinkle yeast on top mix for 30 seconds, continue adding flour until it
starts pulling away from sides of bowl.…

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Spelt an Ancient Grain

speltSpelt is an ancient grain and is mentioned in the bible and old Roman texts.  It was one of the first grains to be used in making bread.  It was widely grown in the Middle East and Europe.  In the 1800s it was grown in the United States.  It is a species of wheat.  As the current variations of wheat were developed, it lost it popularity with the farmers.  The current wheat crops are easier to grow and process.  This is partly due to spelt having a harder husk.

This harder husk results in spelt having more nutrients and being resistant to pests and diseases.  …

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