I'm helping with an after wedding reception party this weekend. The hostess seemed like she would appreciate some help getting the house ready and some help with the cooking. I helped a little with the cleaning and dropping off a few party supplies and then I got baking.
This past weekend I baked homemade spelt pumpkin bread in my new silicone bunt cake pan. I use the quick pumpkin bread recipe in my Joy of Cooking cookbook and substituted the wheat flour with spelt flour. I was a little concerned with using a new pan which could effect the cooking time. It looks like it turned out well.
I made a batch of pizza dough in the bread machine. I used the bread machine recipe but added 1 tablespoon of Italian herb seasonings and a teaspoon of garlic powder. I substituted the 3 cups wheat flour with 1 cup of whole spelt flour and 2 of white spelt flour. I then baked it in 2 8-inch square pans. It smelled wonderful and should taste just as wonderful with cheeses and the other things which will be served. I was inspired by some Italian flat breads I have had at a few catered events.
Lastly I baked a Sweet Whole Spelt bread in my Norticware Castle Bunt Cake Mold. This is another altered recipe from my Joy of Cooking cookbook. The only substitution I made for this one was switching the whole wheat flour for whole spelt flour. This is a very nice sweet bread with a slightly nutty taste.
I wrapped all three breads and have stored them in the freezer to keep them as fresh as possible. I pulled them out the day before and placed them in a cooler for them to slowly defrost in time for the event.