Bread machine spelt loaf

    3 hours 5 min

    This bread is made with spelt flour. Spelt is an ancient species of wheat, and spelt flour is readily available in most supermarkets.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 225ml (8 fl oz) water
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons vegetable oil
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons honey
    • 400g (14 oz) spelt flour
    • 3 tablespoons dried milk powder
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
    • 1 dessertspoon dried active baking yeast

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:3hr  ›  Ready in:3hr5min 

    1. Place ingredients in bread machine in order suggested by manufacturer. Bake on normal or basic cycle.

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    When making this recipe, you need to know what to expect from a spelt bread. Spelt is very healthy, but does not contain gluten like its wheat-relative. This means that as the yeast converts the sugars to gas (which normally causes a pillowy, airy dough) the bread dough without gluten cannot retain the air in bubbles in the dough. The result is a very typical European bread that is heavy, dense, can be sliced SUPER thin and served much like soft crackers. It is also, however, dense with nutrients and I thought this was a very good gluten-free recipe for bread!  -  14 Jul 2008


    I disagree with Silverstar61 - the bread was great! I made this today with exact receipe, in a Morphy Richards bread machine using the basic cycle as directed. Worked fine, as good as any spelt bread I have bought from a bakery. Good rise, taste and texture. Will make this regularly in future. Used readily available organic spelt flour.  -  29 Mar 2009


    Hi all, I love spelt bread and originally bought it from Asda - they make several spelt breads, my fav being the honey version. It practically goes with anything, I had Tuna on spelt bread and it was deeeelish lol! and it doesn't make you feel bloated or stodged down. I'm gonna try this today, one thing I would note about the instructions is the reference to the basic setting. For some people that can be a crucial detail missing and it should really be more accurately described and the timings related in some way to the brand of bread maker used by the original poster. A note to people, spelt bread ISN'T gulten free, its has less than ordinary breads but it still contains some gluten.  -  04 Apr 2012