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Spelt Bread

Doves Farm recipe

Our recipe

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.

Customer rating: CakeCakeCakeCake3 Quarter Cake 80 customer reviews

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Unit of measurement

Ingredients

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

Method

  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

80 Reviews
5 stars: 67
4 stars: 4
3 stars: 5
2 stars: 1
1 stars: 3

Average Customer Rating:

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By Ms Roz Peverall

16 Jan 2016 | 23:26 UTC

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Great receipe, did half quantity and made rolls, so easy,lovely rise. Used honey instead of sugar, they were so yummy

By Ms Roz Peverall

16 Jan 2016 | 23:26 UTC

Rating: CakeCakeCakeCakeCake

Great receipe, did half quantity and made rolls, so easy,lovely rise. Used honey instead of sugar, they were so yummy

By Ms Roz Peverall

16 Jan 2016 | 23:26 UTC

Rating: CakeCakeCakeCakeCake

Great receipe, did half quantity and made rolls, so easy,lovely rise. Used honey instead of sugar, they were so yummy

By Mrs Pauline Buchanan

15 Jan 2016 | 17:59 UTC

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Great recipe! I used dried yeast and left it to rise in the airing cupboard while I went shopping. 4 hrs later the dough had risen beautifully. Once baked I let it cool on a rack. To soften the crust put it into a plastic bag before it is cold. I love the warm crusty end best.

By Mr Peter Geddes

14 Jan 2016 | 16:25 UTC

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Just found this website after making up my own recipe for bread using Spelt flour (Doves of course!).
The bread is still in the oven so unable to comment. I'll let you know how I get on!
I'll try the Doves recipe next but,having read earlier reviews, have given it 5 stars in advance in expectant anticipation!.

By Mrs Patricia Harrow

09 Jan 2016 | 12:25 UTC

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Lovely recipe, used menu 2 setting on Panosonic bread machine, 1hour 55mins, as others recommend, I only use 290ml of warm water, no honey, and vegetable oil, I have also started to add seeds,
2tbs sesame seeds
1tbs sunflour seeds, + 1 tbs pumpkin seeds
1tbs poppy seeds + 1 tbs golden linseeds
I have found great success with this, hope others do too, thank you Doves Farm.

By Miss Addison Cox

25 Dec 2015 | 18:30 UTC

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How many does it feed

By Ms Susan Sharratt

13 Dec 2015 | 12:28 UTC

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Delicious bread; the temperature given in the recipe is a bit higher than I generally use for bread and this loaf was slightly overdone and badly stuck to the tin after 17 minutes. However, I was using our Esse electric cooker, which is shockingly unreliable. Mrs Wiggins - I've always found Doves Farm dried yeast the best.

By Mrs Christine Collier

21 Nov 2015 | 09:00 UTC

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This recipe makes the most delicious tasting bread. I used my Kenwood to mix the dough and the rising time was more than stated in the recipe, but it is an easy recipe to follow. My daughter now wants me to make the bread for her so it looks like I shall be busy!

By Mrs Vanessa Wiggins

10 Nov 2015 | 17:27 UTC

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Help! I have tried this recipe twice and have produced 2 bread bricks. The first time I think I killed the yeast as the water was a bit hot but the second time it just did not seem to rise. Any ideas please - by the way it was a brand new tin of Allison easy yeast