Sprouted Spelt Puff Pastry

(Picture forthcoming.)   After looking for a decent, whole-grain substitute for pastry I developed this recipe.   While it’s a far cry from the trans-fat, white-flour stuff you’ll find in the freezer section of your local grocery store, it’s a nourishing substitute.   You can substitute any whole-grain flour for the sprouted spelt flour but be forewarned that whole grains that are not allowed to sprout, sour or soak are rich in antinutrients like phytic acid which ultimately render them difficult to digest while diminishing the bioavailability of minerals and vitamins contained in the grain.

sprouted spelt puff pastry

By Jenny Published: November 2, 2008

    (Picture forthcoming.)   After looking for a decent, whole-grain substitute for pastry I developed this recipe.   While it's a far …


    • 12 oz Freshly Ground Sprouted Spelt Flour (plus more for dusting)
    • 1 ½ Teaspoons Real Salt or Celtic Sea Salt
    • 12 oz Butter from Grass-fed Cows
    • 6 oz Filtered Water


    1. First, mix 4 oz melted butter into the spelt flour then add the cool filtered water and continue to mix the dough. Refrigerate for 10 minutes.
    2. Dust your counter, remove the dough from the fridge and set on the counter. Roll out the edges of the dough and place the butter in the middle of the dough. Fold the edges of the dough over the butter so that the butter is completely enveloped by the dough. Pound it down slightly with your rolling pin. Set it in the fridge for 10 minutes.
    3. Remove it from the fridge and roll it out, fold it in thirds and set it in the fridge for 10 minutes. Continue this process for 6 to 8 more turns.
    4. The pastry is now ready to be used!

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    What people are saying

    1. Emily says

      This sounds delicious! In a pinch though, the grocery store puff pastry I’ve used with the most reasonable ingredient list (no trans-fats) is from Trader Joe’s. Still white flour… but no unpronouceable ingredients.

    2. Christal Brock says

      The video has been removed. Wanted to watch it so I understand your procedures, bc it really doesn’t make sense & why all that work?? For now, I’ll use another recipe til I can understand this one.

    3. Milla says

      You can also add sourdough starter to the dough and ferment for a day; I, and my grandmother always made puffed dough that way, it also adds a complex flavour to the dough, and it helps it rise!

    4. Dayna says


      Just wondering why there aren’t any photos attached to the recipe? It would give me an idea of how the finished product should look.

      At any rate, thanks for all of the sprouted grain recipes. Don’t have the time to do soaking, so it really helps to have the sprouted recipes available.

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