Spelt Flour July 5, 2008
Today I got hungry for some fresh bread – more specifically Great Harvest bread. If you have not been to Great Harvest Bread Company in Tulsa and you like fresh bread, you are missing out. They mill their flour every morning and use all whole wheat flour. Anyway, I had a buy one get one free coupon and was so excited to get some fresh bread. Before I went I made sure that they would be open since it is a holiday weekend. The website said the store would be open on Saturday. Well, when I got there they were closed. I was so bummed, so I went home and decided to make my own homemade bread. My mom gave me some organic whole spelt flour a couple of weeks ago, so I decided to make organic whole spelt bread. I didn’t have a recipe for spelt bread so I used my recipe for white bread. So, it was all kind of an experiment. After making the dough, I decided to taste it . Yes, I always taste my bread dough which is probably weird and not healthy but what the heck. Anyway, it was soooo good. It had a great flavor and a very similar texture to my regular white bread. It baked very nice and it tasted wonderful. I made two loaves and one pan of cinnamon rolls.
Spelt flour is supposed to be better for you. It is typically organic because it has a short growing cycle and doesn’t usually need to be sprayed for bugs or weeds. It is supposed to contain more vitamins, fiber, and protein than regular white flour and also whole-wheat flour. I used whole spelt flour, but my mom said she usually uses white spelt flour. Yesterday she made bread out of white spelt flour and my brother thought it was Sara Lee. lol
I would have taken pictures, but my poor camera is in Kansas. Last summer I left my camera in San Antonio -Ryan was NOT happy (It was actually his expensive camera he had before we were married). This summer I left our new expensive camera at my mom’s house -Ryan was not happy. Luckily, we will get it back this summer. Then when I was making the bread today I tried to move our espresso machine with the shot glasses on it to another counter….not good. One of the espresso shot glasses fell and broke into a million pieces. Sophie was on the situation ASAP unfortunately. No she didn’t eat any, but she did want to help pick up. After I swept the floor twice she went right over to two pieces I missed and looked at me, so I swept again and once again -Ryan was not happy. Feeling like a failure of a wife, I finished with the bread. When I pulled the beautiful loaves of organic spelt flour bread out of the oven and my kitchen was filled with the aroma of freshly baked bread -Ryan was very happy.