Spelt Grain – Information and Advice

How does Spelt Grain taste?

Spelt grain adds a sweet and fluffy dimension to your bake along with nutty accents.

The grain is like barley – light, mild and without bitterness.

Texture

Light, fluffy and holds form well when cooked. Unlike heavier grains, it doesn’t weigh the mixture down.

Character

Spelt grains have a high gluten content and they’re high in carbs and fibre. Additionally, spelt grain possesses both a high mineral content (magnesium, zinc and copper) and a high number of gliadins (a class of protein).

Spelt infused dough is typically soft with a low elasticity for working.

Origin and History

Evidence of spelt grain use can be traced back to 5000 BC (Greece). Archaeological discovery has recorded spelt found on a Neolithic site dated 2500–1700 BC, in central Europe. Spelt is said to have grown and spread quickly in popularity, across Europe, mainly during the Bronze age.

Benefits

Spelt is known to be naturally high in fibre. This is great for helping to lower cholesterol. Furthermore, Spelt grain has a high iron content.

Storing the grain

Spelt grain is durable and will store at room temperature for up to 6 months. This period can be lengthened if freezing within an airtight container.

What can I use spelt grain with?

Spelt grain can be used to add flavour and texture to breads, pancakes, biscuits, pasta and cereals.

Forms of Spelt

  • Whole Spelt
  • Spelt Flour
  • Sprouted Spelt Flour
  • Rolled Spelt

Other Spelt Names

  • Dinkel Wheat
  • Hulled Wheat
  • Farro – Italian translation for hulled wheat (Spelt, Einkorn, Emmer)
Sliced Spelt Bread
Sliced Spelt Bread

Mills for spelt grain

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Home Grain Mills We Sell

  • Mockmill 100 Grain MillMockmill 100 Lifestyle Picture
    £229.00  Inc. UK Tax

    The compact Mockmill 100 grain mill has a small footprint to minimise work space. Furthermore, the 100 model is a great starter mill for any budding baker. Mill fresh grains, spices and salt with ease.

    • Mill 100g of fine flour in a minute
    • Includes free grain
    • Multifunctional for peas, seeds, wheat and spices
    • Made with renewable materials
    • The freshest flour when you want it
    • Hard-wearing ceramic mill-wheel
    • Adjustable 10 point control for grind coarseness

     

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  • Mockmill 200 Grain MillMockmill 200 grain mill in a kitchen
    £289.00  Inc. UK Tax

    Mill fresh flour from grain with ease. We’re proud to ship the Mockmill 200 grain mills and grinders from the UK.

    • Electric grain mill with 200G per minute capability.
    • Comes with free grain
    • Adjustable 10 point control for coarse to fine milling,
    • Robust ceramic milling stone.
    • Environment friendly materials.
    • Compact design.
    • Can be used to grind grains, spices and cereals, pulses and more.
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  • Mockmill Lino 100 Grain MillMockmill Lino Grain Mill - Perspective
    £389.00£469.00  Inc. UK Tax

    The Mockmill Lino grain mills are made up of two models. Both are distinguishable by their motor. The 100 mill is capable of a 100G of fine flour per minute whereas the 200 is capable of 200G of fresh, fine flour per minute. The Lino 100 is a great mill for the starter miller and the Lino 200 would suit the more impatient, who want flour fast!

    • Easy to operate electric mill.
    • 10-point adjustable control for coarse to fine.
    • 100: Outputs 100 grams of soft wheat / minute.
    • 200: Outputs 200 grams of soft wheat / minute.
    • Sturdy and robust motor.
    • Ceramic milling stone (90mm).
    • Casing: Wood and Arboblend® (bio-plastic).
    • Made in Germany.
    • Shipped from the UK.
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  • Komo Medium Grain Mill - FrontKomo Medium Grain Mill - With Grain
    £328.99  Inc. UK Tax

    The Fidibus Medium uses a very strong motor to power a self-sharpening mill stone. It’s housed beautifully in a beech casing.

    The hopper can hold a total of 850g of grain.

    • Made in Austria, shipped from the UK.
    • Sourced from sustainable wood.
    • Perfect for home milling.
    • 100G p/m flour output
    • 12 Year Guarantee.
    • Can be used with other dried food like pulses.

    The porous Komo mill stone is not suitable for non-oily grains or seeds. Please always check the user guide.

    Suitable for UK and European power outlets.

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The Grains We Stock

We stock and ship our own house spelt grain which you can buy here.

  • Scotland the Bread GrainRye Grain - Scotland the Bread Out of Stock
    £6.00£8.00

    Organic Food Icon3 Types of grain from Scottish producer Scotland the Bread.

    • Wakelyn’s YQ organic wheat grain
    • Balcaskie Landrace organic wheat grain
    • Ulltofta organic rye grain
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  • Wholemeal spelt grain Gilchesters
    £3.20£12.00

    Organic Food IconA UK produced spelt grain from Gilchesters. This organic spelt grain is suitable for home milling. Use as a wheat replacement or in combination with other wheat varieties. Packed full of fiber, protein, zinc and B vitamins.

    • Spelt is generally light and mild in taste.
    • Can improve and aid digestion.
    • Spelt is an ancient heritage grain.
    • for use in bread, risotto, pastries and cookies.
    • High mineral content.
    • No additives.

    The grain is organic and may contain traces of other seeds.

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  • Emmer Grain - Gilchesters Organics
    £3.99£14.99

    Organic Food IconUK-grown wholemeal Emmer grain from Gilchesters. The organic and ancient grain is ideal for milling Emmer flour.

    • Use in common bread baking.
    • Organically grown and additive free.
    • Grown in Northumberland, UK.

    The grain is organic and may contain traces of other seeds.

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  • Rye Grain GilchestersGilchesters Rye Grain
    £2.25£6.99

    Organic Food IconA superb UK-grown rye grain from Gilchesters. The organic rye grain packs huge flavour that does not disappoint. Expand your taste depth, mill great flour and enhance common bakes.

    • Use to build nutty, sweet and malty flavour in your baking.
    • Balance with other common wheat grains for a better crumb.
    • Rye is a heritage grain for use in bread, pastries and cookies.
    • Low gluten content.

    The grain is organic and may contain traces of other seeds.

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