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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 claggy 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

69 Reviews
5 stars: 56
4 stars: 4
3 stars: 5
2 stars: 1
1 stars: 3

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By Mr Ian Coghlan

02 Oct 2015 | 13:41 BST

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This is an excellent recipe. Lovely bread, I have to stop my self eating too much.
I used my Kenwood to prep the dough so avoided the stickiness. It rose nicely and has a lovely colour.
I will be making this again and again.

By Ms Megan McGready

17 Sep 2015 | 11:19 BST

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Victory is mine! I have just pulled the most lovely loaf out of the oven. It's a bit more cakey in texture than my normal basic white loaf, but it cuts well and tastes lovely. I didn't use easy-bake yeast, but mixed half of my water with yeast/sugar first. The dough was quite sticky but was a joy to work with and the whole process was quick and straightforward. I was worried that my loaf wouldn't rise but needn't have been - gorgeous rise on this loaf. This recipe is a keeper - thank you!

By Mrs Lore Boyd

05 Sep 2015 | 20:55 BST

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This recipe works. The bread is delicious. Follow the instructions... You can't go wrong. I've made this bread a fair few times now, including a couple of times half quantities small loaf. (Slightly less time in the oven). I'm not an habitual yeast/ bread baker, just a regular ordinary home cook. I've been playing around with 'not wheat' flours for a couple of years as part of my 'not eating wheat' plan, mainly to stop grazing on easy, unnecessary snacks, and have substituted white spelt as my bag of all-purpose flour in the cupboard. I shall be trying out the 'quick bread' (which does away with the long first rise) tomorrow morning, in the hope that we can have bacon sandwiches before 8am.

By Mrs Helena Logan

15 Jul 2015 | 15:29 BST

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Mrs Pat Bell, did you read the recipe?
It clearly states its a recipe for spelt bread.
If you have another go with the right ingredients your bread will be very good indeed

By Mrs Pat Bell

14 Jul 2015 | 13:14 BST

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Well I made this in my kitchen aid. I used 150g strong white flour and 350g wholemeal flour. I saved two pieces of dough to make a couple of rolls.

So dissapointed the rolls are soilid heavy, AND I did not overcook them.

Now the reviews encouraged me to make this bread.

Where have I gone wrong? Dont think its a mixture of flours because White Bread flour was supposed to make it less heavy.

By Mrs Kathleen Johnstone

03 Jul 2015 | 21:59 BST

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Just made this recipe for the first time. 100% success according to my husband. Simple quick, lovely texture and as Helena said very tasty. I am a
FODMAP follower and this recipe is ideal. Highly recommend. Do try it.

By Mrs Helena Logan

28 Jun 2015 | 14:52 BST

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I have just found this recipe, I've tried it twice and it's the best spelt bread ive ever made, it's simple, quick and very tasty.
If you've had trouble making spelt bread I can highly recommend this recipe, try it!

By Mr Chris Upton

17 Jun 2015 | 21:58 BST

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I have been messing around with Spelt flour for almost a year, trying complex recipes and endlessly researching. Trying Long fermentation processes, making a sponge in advance, using a dough hook; making my own sourdough and nurturing it. Yet could never obtain a loaf with a soft well risen soft centre. Today instead of the usual 3 day anxiety provoking ritual. I started at 2pm and had the best spelt loaf ever. Simple, straightforward with an exceptional result.
Thank you very much. I was on the verge of giving up.

By Mr Jonathan Pearce

19 Apr 2015 | 19:46 BST

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Made first spelt loaf today. Used .5 measurements and made 1lb loaf. Amazing, it looks like a shop bought loaf. Can't wait until supper time.

By Miss JOANNE Pickard

06 Apr 2015 | 18:33 BST

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First attempt today at this bread, never had much luck in the past but so happy with results. My baking skills lie with cakes so I'm so pleased to have found an easy loaf that I can eat instead of paying a fortune for one in the shops. Lovely taste, nice and crusty around the edge.
I used an old tin, oiled with rapeseed oil then floured, came out straight away. Got 20 or so slices and have frozen them ready to use for toast and sandwiches. Think I'll take up some suggestions and play around with this recipe but its definitely a great easy loaf to bake! Thanks Doves Farm! :)