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What is Spelt?
Spelt is a close cousin of wheat. It has been used in Europe since about 5000 B.C. but has only recently gotten popular in America as a delicious and healthy grain for people to use like they use ordinary wheat.
Spelt flour has a somewhat nuttier and slightly sweeter flavor than whole wheat flour. Since spelt is easier to digest, in can often be tolerated by people with wheat sensitivities; however it does contain some gluten and cannot be used for people with gluten allergies.
Can you make bread with it?
Yes. You can use it to make bread and it turns out almost as well as with wheat, although it doesnâ€™t have as much gluten as hard wheat so it probably will not rise quite as high. See the photo comparison below. You can click here to see a video with more information on making bread with different kinds of wheat, including spelt.
Emma’s Bread Experiment
Last spring, our daughter did an experiment comparing three different types of wheat. In her experiment, bread made with Bronze Chief hard red spring wheat rose nice and high and stayed soft for several days. Here is a photo we took of breads she made with Prairie Gold hard white wheat, spelt, and Bronze Chief hard red spring wheat. Watch Emma’s bread experiment video here.