I got this starter to use with freshly ground spelt. It has been working most satisfactorily. I adapted it to whole wheat flour to share with my sister and it took to it terrifically! (Posted on 12/15/2012)
Very easy to activate and use. It makes a super-hearty loaf of bread when used with freshly ground spelt. My kids thought it was a bit too hearty, but when I added some vital wheat gluten, 1 1/2 tablespoons of cinnamon and some raisins, they loved it! So did I. We'll use it often! (Posted on 5/28/2013)
I am SO HAPPY with this product. I have tried bread so many times and I have yet to be consistently successful, until now. I followed the directions exactly and started this starter packet with White Spelt Flour, and I have continued to maintain the starter with the White Spelt Flour. I am following this recipe to make bread, it makes 2 baguettes or 1 boule.
350 grams warm water (about 1.5 cups)
15 grams sea salt (scant Tablespoon)
63 grams honey (3T)
Stir together until honey is dissolved in water.
530 grams freshly ground whole spelt flour (about 5 cups)
1/4 cup spelt sourdough starter
Stir in flour and starter, it makes a wet dough, like no-knead dough.
Bake at 450 for 45 minutes or until internal temp is 195-200. (Posted on 2/21/2014)
I am a newby to making bread with starter. But when I received the starter and followed the directions, I was pleasantly surprised with my first loaf of bread - also discovered naan and spelt sourdough pancakes (I just couldn't discard any of it). And the second loaf I made was even better! Can't say enough good about this spelt starter. It's terrific! (Posted on 9/4/2014)
Worked great and we are enjoying sourdough bread after I messed up on my homemade sourdough starter. So much better than I ever imagined! Customer service was very helpful, too, with questions I had maintaining my starter. Love this company!! (Posted on 10/7/2014)
This is my first experience with sourdough and just as I was ready to give up, it started "bubbling" and it doubled in size. I split the starter and made two (instead of throwing away the 1/2 cup). It was the 2nd day and I thought I had done something wrong, the product was defective or the room was too cool. So, I put one in the oven with the light on. Both started bubbling & doubled in size. I had just not waited long enough. My loaf of bread is rising as I type this. I have made many loaves of bread and this loaf was the easiest to knead. I don't know if it is the sourdough or the spelt flour, but I love how easy it has been so far.I also made pancakes with the "throwaway" starter and they were slightly chewy but the crispy and nutty texture made it worth it. Very good! (Posted on 11/14/2015)
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