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#1 of 3 Old 01-27-2006, 07:11 PM - Thread Starter
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I've been trying to find a 100% Spelt sourdough bread recipe on the WWW but have had no luck.

Anyone have/use one they'd like to share? I want my DP and DD to move away from yeasty bread.

I currently eat 100% Sourdough Rye that's store bought, and it's so tasty, not to mention better for me. I find I am much more satisfied with a (very thin) slice of that than I ever was with a slice of commercial bread (and I'm talking about "Country Harvest" type bread, _not_ wonder bread junk!).

I'd love to make my own sourdough Rye bread too, but I have no idea how to make it with the Rye flours available to me -- light rye flour and dark rye flour. I've always heard you have to make it with pumpernickle grind preferably (or a blend of that and regular ground whole grain rye flour) but where exactly would I get that from?! I know it has to be available around here somewhere seeing at the authentic sourdough rye that I eat is made in Toronto.

Anyway, so if anyone has a good 100% non-wheat sourdough recipe, could you please pass it along to me. I'd love ya for it

ETA: My son and I can't eat wheat, and I'd rather have a wheat-free home because it's hard to keep him away from the wheat products DD and DP eat. I just don't think it's fair for him IFYKWIM (though I try to give him our bread instead, but all he wants is Dads). Anyway I know spelt is just ancient wheat and since I already have the flour kicking around, I'd might as well try some on DS. I hope he'll be fine with it.
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"Wild Fermentation" by Sandor Katz has a method for making sourdough that he says you can use any flour (so spelt or rye should work), but he specifically says he likes to make his all rye. I would type it all in here for you, but it is long and I have a date with my DH. But I highly recommend the book if you are interested in other fermented products. If you want, I could type the recipe up for you tomorrow or Sunday.

Let me know. But it kinda sounds like you just make sourdough (if you already know how, I am embarking on this next month!) but use spelt or rye flour anywhere flour is called for.

Hope that hepls!

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Yeah! My local library has that book. What a miracle
I've been wanting to check it out anyway. I've been wanting to get more in to fermented foods.

Thanks Elizabeth

If anyone else has any good ideas/recipes, I'd still be happy to hear them out too.
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