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How do I adjust for Spelt Flour?

celestica's picture

How do I adjust for Spelt Flour?

I am teaching a friend to bake bread and she wants to use spelt white flour instead of wheat white flour. 

I've heard that spelt goods need a different level of hydration than ones made from wheat flour.

How should I adjust the recipe? 



LLM777's picture

In my experience, it seems spelt needs slightly less water. I would just reduce it by a little; I don't know the percentage, maybe 10-15%.