Wholemeal Emmer Oven Baked Bread

Makes 1 loaf

Emmer flour has a rich, intense wheaty yet creamy flavour that bakes into a great wholemeal loaf.

Free from Egg, Soya, Dairy, Nuts
Vegetarian, Vegan, Wholemeal


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  1. Put the flour, yeast and sugar into a large bowl and blend them together.
  2. Pour in the water and stir until everything looks craggy and lumpy, stir in the salt.
  3. Stir in the oil.
  4. Using your hands, gather everything together into a doughy mass.
  5. Knead the dough in its bowl, or on a work surface, for 100 presses. Avoid adding flour.
  6. Cover the dough bowl with a large upturned mixing bowl and leave it in a warm place for the dough to double in size, which will take about an hour.
  7. Rub some oil around the inside of a 1kg/2lb bread tin.
  8. Knead the dough for another 100 presses.
  9. Shape the dough and put it into the prepared tin.
  10. Invert a large mixing bowl over the tin and leave it to rise in a warm place for 40 minutes.
  11. Pre-heat the oven.
  12. Remove the inverted bowl and bake for 45-50 minutes. You will know it’s done when the bottom sounds hollow when tapped.
  13. Leave to cool on a wire rack.


1kg/2lb bread tin and mixing bowls


220˚C, Fan 200˚C, 425˚F, Gas 7

Cooking time

45-50 minutes
I had some extra farro and wanted to try this recipe out. I added about 10 minutes to both of the rising times because I think my kitchen is a little cold, and it turned out amazingly well. The crust was nice and crispy and after 40 minutes in the oven (the last 10 with foil on top, because I was worried about it burning) the inside was perfectly cooked, and had the right amount of moisture. The only changes I made were mentioned above.
By Matt
16 Apr 2020
tried this in my bread machine and it turned into a gooey, unedible mess.
27 Jan 2018

Hi and thank you for your feedback. If you require a specific recipe using a bread machine using our Emmer Flour, please see here and this will work perfectly.  Best wishes, Doves Farm.

By Doves Farm
13 Mar 2019

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