Watery (like batter) Spelt dough
I've been trying to find a spelt recipe that prior to baking, the dough looks like dough and not glutinous batter.
I found this one (amts are halved from original recipe):
6 C spelt flour
3 C water
1/3 C oil
1/3 C honey
1T Saf yeast
Using Universal plus mixer, after having added all those ingredients, I still had to add another cup and a half of white flour (no more ground spelt at that point) and it was still like very glutinous batter. I used a ladle and spatula to get it into the loaf pans.
It seems every spelt recipe I try, this is the end result. I have made white bread for years and never had this problem so I do know how to make bread.
Is it just spelt or what? I know you use less water with spelt but this is NOT a substitution (spelt for wheat). It is a spelt-specific recipe.