For the third publish in our collection on recent-milled flour, we invited John Wepking, a wheat farmer in Wisconsin, to share his ideas for selfmade flour — and his recipe for recent-milled spelt scones. King Arthur Flour has partnered with the Nationwide Younger Farmer Coalition to chronicle the tales of pioneering sustainable farmers, together with John and his spouse, Halee. Study extra at Coronary heart and Grain.
In our home, there’s no higher morning than once we get up early, brew a pot of espresso, and bake a batch of scones. They take little or no time to make, but really feel like a decadent deal with within the morning. Fry up some eggs whereas the scones are within the oven, and that’s it.
We frequently discover the scones in bakeries and occasional outlets to be too candy and cakey: nearer to muffins. We like a scone to be faintly candy, flaky, buttery, and with a pleasant golden crust. Scones are additionally a good way to make use of entire wheat flours and different grains. The butter actually highlights the style of the wheat and provides them a a lot higher depth of taste.
In our scones, we’re all the time making an attempt out new mixtures of flour and fillings, however these Darkish Chocolate and Sunflower Spelt Scones are our favourite. Extra savory than candy (and eaten heat), the earthy entire-grain texture contrasts properly with the nonetheless-smooth chocolate. The sunflower seeds are delicate but complementary, and add a pleasant textural component to the scones.
Why we love spelt
My spouse, Halee, and I are farmers. Along with our boss, Paul Bickford, we develop natural crops — together with wheat, rye, and spelt — and lift grass-fed cattle on round 900 acres in southwest Wisconsin. We develop a lot of our…