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Spelt Sourdough Bread

I was finally successful in making Spelt Sourdough Bread.

The photo is taken at an angle, the bread did rise.

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Jerry profile image

Wow Alicia your sourdough bread looks totally amazing and very professional so well done you.

You enjoy your lovely home baked bread now... 😀

in reply to Jerry

Thank you Jerry and also for your help with recipes and websites. I used the Dove's Farm flour and their website.

Starter's in the fridge resting ready for the next batch.😁

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JerryAdministrator in reply to

Hey thanks Alicia and you're all set now with starter in the fridge, your perseverance has paid off. 😀

in reply to Jerry

Thank you Jerry and it certainly has paid off.😀

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Hi Alicia,

Your Spelt Sourdough bread looks great, I hope you're enjoying it.

Zest :-)

in reply to Zest

Hi Zest

Thank you and I'm pleased it's worked.


Is sourdough bread good for ovarian? Gwen Xx

in reply to thomas62

Sorry thomas not sure what you mean?

Hi there crazyfitness, I think I meant does it act like a supplement for ovarian cancer or is it just because it's good for you. Gwen Xx

in reply to thomas62

Hi there Gwen

It's because sourdough is fermented so contains natural yeasts and is therefore much kinder on the Gut. Also Spelt flour is an ancient grain and if you go on the IBS Network you'll see they say it contains less Fructans therefore much easier for those with IBS to digest and tolerate.

Hope this helps.

Alicia xx

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thomas62 in reply to

Hi Alicia,

Thanks for the info. I do know fermented foods are brill for the biome. I have read very recently that a lot of sourdough bread sold in shops like supermarkets, etc. have their recipes changed so that it isn't a "proper" sourdough bread. Gwen Xx

in reply to thomas62

Yes you are right. Apparently there are very few stores that sell 'real' sourdough bread. Now I've got to grips with using Spelt flour I'm more than happy 😊

Hi again, I do like sourdough bread - perhaps I should try make it myself. Do you know of any outlets that make a proper sourdough loaf? Gwen Xx

in reply to thomas62

Hi Gwen

I've just looked online and found this interesting article.


One of the shop bought ones I love, Sainsbury's Multiseed sourdough is authentic.

in reply to thomas62

This is the sourdough I've made twice now, I really like it and it's kinder to the gut, I have IBS.


This is the best Spelt I've tried, others didn't work for me. Xx

Thanks for the info. crazyfitnessv- will be visiting Sainsbury's. Will take a copy of the recipe -might get round to making my own. I do have a breadmaker but have never used it!!!!

Gwen Xx

in reply to thomas62

You are welcome Gwen. Although it seems expensive for different flours it isn't because buying readymade, mostly not real sourdough, is expensive.

I have a breadmaker but haven't used it in ages but this recipe is all done by hand and is so easy, so far I've made 2 loaves and the first time inadvertently skipped the 2nd dough but it worked. So it's not too crusty put a tea towel/large dishcloth over the top once out of the oven.

Just message me if you need help.

Alicia xx

Thanks crazyfitness for all the info. you have shared with me. Much appreciated. Have a lovely Christmas and let's hope we all have a healthy and happy 2020. Gwen Xx

in reply to thomas62

You are most welcome Gwen.

Yes definitely, here's to a happy and healthy Christmas, New Year and 2020.

Alicia xx

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