100% Spelt Bread Recipe

 

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Spelt is an ancient grain. A very ancient grain. It was first used to make bread 5,000 years ago. Spelt has been found to be a prehistoric form of wheat. Genetically it has some differences but is very similar to wheat in appearance and is easily made into a flour. Over the centuries the cultivation and use of spelt has given way to the domestication and planting of traditional wheat crops, but it’s making a resurgence as a flour source for artisan breads and can easily be found in health food stores and high-end grocery stores. Spelt actually has more nutrition than traditional wheat and while it is low in gluten, people with Celiac disease or a high gluten intolerance should avoid eating it the same way they avoid traditional flours made from wheat. The bread that results from spelt is similar in appearance to a light rye and it has a subtle, nutty flavor. You can combine a portion of bread flour or all-purpose flour to increase the gluten for better yeast growth and a better rise, or you can use 100% spelt flour for this recipe. The addition of lecithin helps the rise with less gluten when you use 100% spelt. The addition of honey or pure maple syrup also stimulates yeast growth for a better rise.

INGREDIENTS:
 1 cup of water (110° F./43° C.)
 1 ½ tsps. Salt
 ½ tsp. Lecithin
 3 tbsp. Dry milk powder
 1 ½ tsps. Honey or pure maple syrup
 1 ½ tsps. vegetable oil
 3 cups of spelt flour (or 2 cups of spelt flour and one cup of bread or all-purpose flour)
 2 tsps. Active dry yeast or bread machine yeast
DIRECTIONS:
1

Place all of the ingredients into the bread pan in the order indicated in the INGREDIENTS. Select the basic white setting, 1.5-pound loaf and medium crust.

2

When done, remove from the bread pan and let it rest for 10 minutes. Slice and serve.

Ingredients

INGREDIENTS:
 1 cup of water (110° F./43° C.)
 1 ½ tsps. Salt
 ½ tsp. Lecithin
 3 tbsp. Dry milk powder
 1 ½ tsps. Honey or pure maple syrup
 1 ½ tsps. vegetable oil
 3 cups of spelt flour (or 2 cups of spelt flour and one cup of bread or all-purpose flour)
 2 tsps. Active dry yeast or bread machine yeast

Directions

DIRECTIONS:
1

Place all of the ingredients into the bread pan in the order indicated in the INGREDIENTS. Select the basic white setting, 1.5-pound loaf and medium crust.

2

When done, remove from the bread pan and let it rest for 10 minutes. Slice and serve.

100% Spelt Bread Recipe

Steve Nubie

Steve Nubie has been writing professionally for 38 years. He is a Chef and has traveled across Asia and Europe studying language, culture and cuisine. He instructs culinary classes in the Culinary School at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois and has written extensively on cuisine, cooking, diet and nutrition. He is a published author of 10 books including a cookbook and continues to write on subjects related to culinary trends.

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4 Comments
  1. Reply
    Michele September 16, 2018 at 7:58 pm

    Could you use avacado or coconut oil instead of vegetable oil?

    • Reply
      Admin October 17, 2018 at 7:27 am

      Hi Michele,

      Any oil is fine 🙂

  2. Reply
    sue May 12, 2018 at 8:55 pm

    can this be made without the milk powder my son is allergic to dairy

    • Reply
      Admin May 13, 2018 at 11:44 am

      Hi Sue,

      Yes, it can be made without milk powder. Just skip it.

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