Spelt Wholemeal Slipper Bread Loaf


  • 50ml boiling water
  • ½ tbsp honey
  • 150ml cold water
  • 250g Doves Farm Organic Wholemeal Spelt Flour
  • ½ tsp Doves Farm Quick Yeast
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tbsp olive oil
  • oil, for tray
  • flour, for dusting


  1. Measure the boiling water into a jug, add the honey and stir until dissolved.
  2. Add the cold water to the jug.
  3. Rub some oil around the inside of a large baking tray or insert a baking liner.
  4. Put the flour and yeast into a large mixing bowl and blend them together.
  5. Stir in the water, and when everything looks craggy and lumpy, stir in the salt.
  6. Stir in the oil.
  7. Using your hands gather everything together into a sticky doughy mass.
  8. Dust very lightly with flour and knead the sticky dough in the bowl for 100 presses or pick it up and throw it back into the bowl 100 times to form a soft dough mass.
  9. Tip the dough onto the prepared baking tray, gently forming it into an 23cm/9” oval.
  10. Dust the top lightly with flour.
  11. Invert a mixing bowl over the dough and leave it to rise in a warm place for 30 minutes.
  12. Pre-heat the oven.
  13. Bake for 30–35 minutes. You will know it’s done when the bottom sounds hollow when tapped.
  14. Leave to cool on a wire rack.