Thursday, May 19, 2011

Spelt Shortcake

Sorry for the bad picture, its hard to photograph this recipe it disappears so quickly!

Spelt flour makes a wonderfully spongy shortcake that is easy to whip up and just perfect for summer evening desserts.  I buy spelt berries at our local health food store and grind the flour in my Nutrimill.

2 1/2 cups spelt flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup oil
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 to 1 cup buttermilk or kefir (freshly ground flour will need a bit more liquid)
a drizzle of honey

Mix all together.  Bake in 8x8 pan at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes (until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean).  Serve with fresh whipped cream and sliced strawberries.

I recently learned how to make homemade whipped cream: put heavy whipping cream in your mixer on high for a few minutes with a sprinkle of sugar until cream thickens.  So easy and good!

If you want the strawberries to be juicy, slice them ahead of time and toss with sugar.  Let them sit in the refrigerator for a couple of hours and the sugar makes them juicy.  :)


  1. yum! This is my favorite dessert so I'll have to try it out.

  2. Yesterday I made butter from heavy whipping cream and used the "true buttermilk" to make yummy buttermilk pancakes this morning! :) Hey, you are almost to 300 followers! Congrats!

  3. Sounds good Katy! and Thanks. :)

  4. wow! that looks sooooo good!