Author Archives: S.J. Paquette

About S.J. Paquette

I enjoy watercolor painting as well as quilting for my family. Creating is such a wonderful challenge and I enjoy seeing everything as a new challenge. My early teacher taught me to look at any subject and question, "How could it be made better?" I found that to be so important in my life of creativity. To always question and open my mind to all the possibilities.

Spelt Bread Recipe Made In Bread maker.

Sweet Rice Flour and Bread Flour loaf.

Sweet Rice Flour and Bread Flour loaf.

Sweet Rice and Bread Flour Loaf.

I tried the same recipe below except with one cup of sweet rice flour and 3 cups of bread flour and also got a nice loaf of bread to enjoy.

Spelt Bread Loaf

Spelt Bread Loaf


Spelt Bread Slice

Spelt Bread Slice

The thought of making Spelt bread in my bread maker was something I really wanted to do but recipes that I found didn’t turn out well and some blogs even suggested this kind of bread isn’t made in bread machines.  However, I did eventually find one blog where the person divided spelt flour with bread flour.  I decided that might also be a perfect solution for me along with a couple other additions of my own.  So off to the kitchen I went with my head buzzing in enthusiastic excitement about trying out my recipe and adding the additional touches not used before in my white bread.  Now, I was ready to give it all a whirl with nothing to lose except a terrible loaf of bread if it all failed. But as the saying goes, nothing ventured, nothing gained.

And so, here goes…

1 1/2 c. warm or room temperature water

4 Tbsp. dry milk

4 Tbsp. Sunflower of Safflower Oil

3 1/2Tbsp. Sugar   (I used white sugar)

2 tsp salt ( salt is my health challenge so I actually used only 1 tsp Mortons Salt Balance)

1 tsp sunflower lecithin (healthy and helps to preserve the bread)

1/2 tsp xanthan gum

2 cups Spelt Flour  ( I used Red Mill)

2 cups white bread flour

After placing all these ingredients in my bread maker I made a small pond in the center of the flours in which to place 11/2  TSP of powdered bread Dry Yeast

Now with all the ingredients in my  SKG bread maker added in the order listed I was ready to use the same settings I used for my white bread and set my settings to a 2lb loaf and I like the dark color setting and then viola pushing …  START.   3 hrs. later I had this beautiful light fluffy golden colored loaf of healthy spelt bread.  It worked!

This is of course is not gluten free bread but since gluten isn’t a problem for us this recipe works beautifully and since half of the flour is Spelt it is certainly a less gluten bread recipe than one made with all white bread flour.

My family really enjoys our own bread made at home and now this recipe gives us a new more healthy bread that we really love.   The taste of this bread is also really lovely and makes great sandwiches.

SKG bread maker 4 minutes to go!

SKG bread maker 4 minutes to go


September Day.

Today is a beautiful September day and the colors of fall have not yet appeared but the coolness of the air can be felt as it is a perfect day for walking.

Sophia’s dress and hat have been finished and will be on my Etsy page

or someone with a 20 inch doll that needs a beautiful lavishly inserted white lace dress and Bonnet. She is perfectly ready for just the right party.

Sophia's dress frontsophia's dress and hat 2

Last of the Summer Roses.


This morning I picked these roses and brought them in to enjoy. Little Isabella will watch over them and keep them safe. Fall is here in Missouri and the trees have turned lush golden and red.  As winter approaches it is time to make new quilts and sew for any unfinished dolls and maybe even find a new one to pamper.  I love the seasons and all the special joys each one brings and kicking through the leaves and seeing the rainbow of colors on the trees spanning the horizon as far as my eye can see.



Setting for a special day.


September and October have been two months of clearing and finishing projects  that were needing that attention.

This lovely Early American Pattern Limoges tea set was a precious tea set that has been in my china cabinet for many years, about 20 to be exact.  I decided it needed a new momma to enjoy it.  It is available on my etsy site to purchase along with other delightful items. I hope you will take a moment and check us out.  it is in excellent condition. The china is translucent which is the sign of lovely quality.  Anyone for Tea today?


The next project I needed to finish were my dolls that were packed away  ever so carefully in special tissue but now needed sorting and some wonderful new clothing. A bit of this and that.  Nancy an Arranbee 15″ doll in her new pink wool coat and hat was a joy to dress up.  Her antique dress o me to need a special coat and hat.  If you want to be her new momma she is also available on my etsy site.

Also Annabelle with her darling hat and jumper is a special love and endearing project.  She is 19″ tall and also an Arranbee doll.  Still a special love is Isabelle that is a Armand Marseille doll that to me is very dear and also looking for a very special new momma.


All this has made for a very busy  two months but, oh so much fun.  I don’t think I ever got over loving beautiful dolls.   I hope you enjoy looking at these babies and my labor of pure joy.