Spelt is an ancient grain that can be traced to about 5,000 BC. Although it is still part of the wheat family, Spelt is preferred as a flour by people who avoid wheat products when possible. Daisy Spelt Flour has a medium protein level – often a little higher than Daisy Pastry Flour. And this Spelt Flour is an all-Pennsylvania product, from field through the mill. Spelt creates a sticky dough with an unusual, nutty sort of taste. If you are a beginner at baking, try Spelt in recipes that can be patted into place without requiring a lot of handling or shaping; pizza, for example. Although it’s hard to see the difference, Spelt needs to be de-hulled, an extra step is required in the milling process making spelt a more expensive flour than wheat flour. There is an unusual and wholesome flavor to Whole Grain Spelt that stands out in pasta. It also makes a heavy, European style bread. Make small loaves the first time you try it. Available in both traditional white spelt flour and whole grain spelt flour.
We were thrilled to find a local, organic flour mill in igourmet.com’s home state of Pennsylvania! The mill site in Annville, PA, has been in operation since about 1740 making it the oldest of its kind in the United States. The Penn land grant at the core of the Annville community was first used as a grist mill, a saw mill, and even a fulling mill for the processing of wool. The waters of the Quittapahilla Creek were opportune for local folks who grew soft grain and needed flour. The mill stone in the foundation of the present building suggests that there was an even older mill on the site. McGeary Grain, Inc. and McGeary Organics purchased LeRoy Brandt’s Mill early in the beginning of the 21st century. The Daisy Flour logo was carried from Lancaster County to nearby Lebanon County. The purchase was made to support local organic farmers and to preserve this historic structure while it continues to serve the useful purpose for which it was built 250 years ago.
Daisy Organic Pastry Flour is certified 100% organic and kosher (Ner Tamid K Kosher Parve), and is not bleached, bromated, or enriched
Varieties Sold Separately.