Organic. High in fibre. British grown spelt. Vegetarian Society approved. Organic spelt flour wholegrain. A delicious nutty tasting flour, suitable in all recipes where wheat flour is used. What is Spelt? Spelt is an ancient grain that has been grown in Somerset since the start of the Iron Age. It's a cross between emmer wheat and goats grass, with a delicious nutty taste, and is different to common wheat in that the body finds it easier to digest. This is due to its unique brittle gluten structure, which means some people with a wheat intolerance may find spelt a suitable alternative (please note: spelt contains gluten and is not suitable for diagnosed coeliacs). Spelt is a great source of protein, which your body needs to maintain healthy blood and muscle structure. It's also packed full of natural iron and potassium, essential for cell regeneration and for maintaining stable blood pressure. The History of Sharpham Park. For well over 1000 years, Sharpham Park has had a rich agricultural heritage, sustaining Abbots, Kings and Noblemen. It's now the family home of Roger Saul, founder of the British designer brand Mulberry. The farm is set like a jewel in the heart of the rich, lush pastures of the Somerset Levels. The spelt fields have 6 metre margins and the hedgerows are only cut every other year, allowing wildlife such as hare, lapwing, dormice, bees and ladybirds to shelter and forage for food all year round. And we are proud to say that this flour is fully organic, which means no pesticides, herbicides or harmful chemicals are used in growing our spelt, allowing nature to take its own course. In partnership with... Bowel Cancer UK. Save lives. To donate www.bowelcanceruk.org.uk. Registered charity number (England and Wales) 1071038 Scottish charity number SC040914. Did you know... In the UK over 40,000 people are diagnosed with bowel cancer each year. That's one person every fifteen minutes. It's also the country's second biggest cancer killer, but it shouldn't be. Bowel cancer is very treatable especially if diagnosed at an early stage. Sharpham Park are proud to be working alongside Bowel Cancer UK to help raise awareness of this disease. Visit our website www.sharphampark.com...For loads of recipes using our delicious organic spelt flour and details of other British spelt foods by Sharpham Park including a spelticious range of breakfast cereals, biscuits and cereal bars, pearled spelt risotto mixes and artisan pastas. Follow sharpham park on facebook and twitter
100% Stone Ground British Spelt Flour
Preparation & Storage
- For the Perfect Banana LoafYou will need130g Unsalted butter (melted)3 Large ripe bananas25g Clear honey2 Large eggs127g Dark brown sugar170g Wholegrain spelt flour10g Baking powder30g Chopped pecan nuts (optional)Pre-heat the oven to 180c / Gas Mark 4.Lightly grease and flour dust 400g tinPlace eggs and brown sugar into electric mixer and whisk to a light ribbon stage.Sift spelt flour and baking powder into a clean bowl; tip the remaining un-sifted part of spelt back into the dry mix. This helps to aerate the mix.In a separate bowl, combine together melted butter (tepid), honey and roughly mashed bananas.Combine all 3 parts together: start with butter mix to flour, followed by egg mix. Do not over mix! Spoon evenly into tin, sprinkle with chopped nuts, and place in middle of the oven and bake for 30-35 minutes.Test by inserting a skewer to the centre of the loaf and then removing. The skewer should be clean. Remove from oven, rest for a few minutes before removing from tin and transferring to a cooling rack.Tips: Try using this same recipe for banana cupcakes; cut the cooking time down to about 15 mins, and decorate with glacéfruit. For a touch of spice, add a pinch of cinnamon to the flour when sifting.