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Spelt Bread

Doves Farm recipe

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Spelt naturally proves and rises more quickly than conventional wheat flour, so bake it as soon as it has doubled in size. The flavour is delicious.

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Unit of measurement


500 gWhite Spelt Flour or Wholemeal Spelt Flour
½ tspSalt
1 tspQuick Yeast
1 tspSugar
300 mlWarm Water
1 tbspVegetable Oil


  1. In a large bowl mix together the flour, salt, quick yeast and sugar.
  2. Carefully measure the water and roughly mix it into the flour.
  3. While the dough is still craggy add the oil and knead well until it feels smooth and pliable.
  4. Leave the dough in a bowl covered with a cloth, in a draught free place, to double in size (about an hour). To make a quick bread omit this stage and proceed straight to step 6.
  5. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead the dough firmly for several minutes.
  6. Shape the dough and put it into an oiled 1kg/2lb bread tin or place it on an oiled baking sheet.
  7. Cover and leave dough to rise for about 25 minutes in a warm place.
  8. Bake in a preheated oven for 35/40 minutes.

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Temperature & cooking time:
220°C/Fan200°C/425°F/Gas 7 for 35/40 minutes

Dietary status:
Without Dairy , Without Nuts, Without Soya, Vegan, Vegetarian, Wholegrain, Organic.

Please note: Dietary status is a guideline only. If you have a food allergy, please check the suitability of your ingredients.

Customer reviews

42 Reviews
5 stars: 34
4 stars: 2
3 stars: 3
2 stars: 0
1 stars: 3

Average Customer Rating:

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By Mrs Nicola Casey

07 Jul 2014 | 12:53 BST

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Hi I was going to make this bread for the first time and would like to know can i use original dry yeast instead of quick yeast as i cant get ti locally Thanks

Hi Nicola, yes you can indeed swap the Quick Yeast with the Original Dry Yeast, but make sure you activate it first by adding it to the warm water and leaving it to stand for 10/15 minutes. Then proceed as per original recipe. Happy baking, Doves Farm

By Ms Lorraine Soulsby

28 May 2014 | 15:50 BST

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I made my first loaf today, my house is quite cold so placed it in the oven still wrapped up on 50 degrees- it doubled in size. I then cooked it. I ran out of oil so used olive spread and lined my tin with baking paper and pressed some mix seeds in the top it needed a shorter cooking time but I think it came out quite good but I have nothing to compare it too. The only thing as the baking paper ended up stuck to it.

By Mr Ant Law

28 Feb 2014 | 17:51 GMT

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Easy to follow, brilliant results.
Mixes well by hand.
Ant Law, The Soul Restaurant

By Ms Denysia Wincott

15 Feb 2014 | 19:04 GMT

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Excellent. The only thing I think will be helpful in a limited kitchen if ingredient measurements are given in cups. I would like to know flour amounts in cups or millilitres instead weight

By Mr Simon Ross

09 Jan 2014 | 11:11 GMT

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Made one today with 400g spelt flour and 100g multi seed/grain wholemeal and one rising SUPERB bread

By Miss jacqui baldwin

28 Nov 2013 | 10:10 GMT

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it rose and tastes ok the only problem is with my kneeding technique and over proving otherwise all ok will try again later on

By Mr Simon Ross

11 Nov 2013 | 10:03 GMT

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I've been making this for a friend who has had stomach cancer & she loves it, even freezing slices and hiding them from her husband who has been converted from white bread! I also use a Kenwood chef and dough hook and still use honey instead of sugar and am asked for loaves by several friends.

By Ms Ann Marshall

19 Oct 2013 | 16:32 BST

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Amazing bread. So easy to make and tastes fabulous. Thank you so much!

By Ms Deanne Wallace

18 Oct 2013 | 15:21 BST

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I made this today and it came out perfectly - the first bread I've ever made! I used 1tsp salt, honey and olive oil. Mixed in the kenwood with dough hook and it wasn't too sticky. I left it to cool down for half an hour wrapped in tea towel and it sliced easily. Can't wait to try adding seeds and things next time!

By Mr Lawrence Kingsnorth

15 Oct 2013 | 19:59 BST

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I'm a novice and diligently followed the recipe, the mix didn't rise, it had the most awful sticky texture and it is still trying to prove in the pedal bin. Will try again tomorrow