I’m lucky in that I don’t have any serious allergies or food intolerances and don’t need to limit my diet in any way. I love to try out new ingredients and new grains whenever I can. One of the grains I love in salads is spelt for its delicious nuttiness. So I was delighted recently when I was sent a selection of products to try from Cathy at Spelt for Health as it meant I could try out spelt flour as well.
Cathy started Spelt for Health after suffering from anaphylactic shock and being forced to give up wheat. However she was still able to eat spelt. Spelt is an ancient grain, higher in protein than wheat and also high in complex b vitamins, iron and fibre, which makes it a great alternative for those who are unable to tolerate wheat, although it does contain a small amount of gluten.
Spelt for Health produces bread, scone and flapjack mixes as well as spelt couscous. I received 2 flapjack mixes, a wholemeal bread mix and a seeded wholemeal bread mix. The bread mixes were very easy to make. You just stir in the right amount of milk, put the mixture in a loaf tin and bake. There’s no need to knead the bread or wait for it to rise. The breads were fairly dark, nutty and moist. I was very happy with the flavour and texture and especially loved it warm with a big bowl of soup!
If you like flapjacks then you would certainly like the Spelt for Health flapjack mix. As well as the basic flapjack ingredients it contains desiccated coconut, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds. I baked these for just 15 minutes and they stayed deliciously sticky and chewy. I didn’t add anything to the mix but a little dried fruit would be yummy so then they’d be fruity as well as nutty. That would be my perfect flapjack!
If you’d like to try the Spelt for Health mixes then Cathy has kindly offered to give away 8 mixes to one of my readers. The prize will include 2 x scone, 2 x flapjack, 2 x multiseed bread and 2 x wholemeal bread mixes.
As well as making scones, flapjacks and bread with the mixes, there are a whole host of other recipes that can be made including muffins, cakes, brownies and cookies. Have a look at the Spelt for Health recipe page for more spelt recipe ideas.
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