Living the Gourmet is pleased to present Organic Spelt Flour from One Degree Organic Foods.
Looking at the site for One Degree Organic Foods, their story reads as a mission statement – “Sometimes it takes a few simple ideas to start a revolution. For the French it was liberte, egalite, fraternite. Our grand idea is simplicity itself; Simplicity, sustainability, integrity. This better way is not our own invention. We’ve found it in the rhythms of nature, the wisdom of generations, the virtues of family farmers.” Perhaps, however, this tone is by design. One Degree Organic Foods ensures that ethics are maintained not only behind consumption, but behind the production of that which is consumed. In this way, the soil that nourishes the food we eat is itself nourished, while the farmers who harvest are treated with the dignity their work deserves. For this reason, One Degree Organic Foods is right to see themselves as being among the forefront of the organic sustainability movement.
Among their products is Organic Spelt Flour – the sprouted variety is also available. Spelt has become popular among the organic-conscious farmers for requiring fewer fertilizers, and is gaining popularity with health aware consumers for its nutritional content. As flour, spelt is easily substituted in place of common wheat flour for bread, cookies, or even in cake recipes. Using spelt will fortify the recipe with plant-based protein, iron, and a higher vitamin content than standard flour, with the resulting product being – taste-wise – identical.
However, using Spelt from One Degree Organic Foods ensures that not only are you receiving the benefits of using spelt, but that the company itself is dedicated to sustainability, and product integrity. Buying from One Degree Organic Foods, you’re assured that not only will you be able to ‘track our extraordinary grain all the way back to the field,’ but that the field and farmer are treated with the same respect and care that goes into their extraordinary products.
*I was given this product to review and the opinion expressed is all my own*
Chocolate Spelt Cake
2 cups spelt
½ cup unsalted butter
1 cup warm coffee
1 tablespoon instant coffee
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. baking soda
¾ tsp. salt
½ cup brown sugar
½ cup white sugar
¾ cup instant hot coco powder
½ cup sour cream
½ cup currants or raisins
Preheat Oven 350 degrees:
Add tablespoon of instant coffee to the warm coffee along with the vanilla, baking soda and currants; and stir till frothy.
Combine in a medium bowl the spelt, instant coco and salt.
In a mix-master beat the butter, brown sugar and white sugar and mix until smooth. Add the eggs and continue to mix; slowly add the coffee mixture and continue to mix.
While still mixing on low add the spelt mixture and mix.
Prepare a bundt pan with butter all around and then dust all over with the instant coco.
Bake 50 – 55 minutes or until tooth pick test comes out clean.
Let the cake cool a bit before trying to remove from pan.
Enjoy with Love,