I have fallen in love with making bread at home. I am a self-taught baker and have been experimenting with baking with spelt flour for over 10 years. Over the last two years, I have started baking bread with spelt flour. It is a little tricky to master and doesn't rise quite as much as white bread flour, however, the taste and texture is amazing. I have put together a list of my favourite and most popular spelt flour bread recipes. Using spelt flour is perfect for anyone following an alkaline diet. Recently a neighbour mentioned that his mother swapped over to eating spelt flour to help with her fibromyalgia symptoms. I don't have any scientific evidence to prove this, but I too have found digestive benefits for eating Spelt flour instead and wheat flour.
What are the benefits of Spelt flour?
Spelt flour is a good source of fibre and protein. The texture is light and airy like wheat flour and can be substituted in baking cakes, cookies, pancakes and bread for a healthier alternative to wheat flour. It was a staple crop and widely grown in Roman times around 5000 bc. According to Sharpham Park flours, the Roman army called it their 'marching grain' due to the slow release energy qualities.
- Easy to digest
- High in fibre
- Lighter than some wholemeal flours - it bakes very similar to wheat flour
- High in nutrients B vitamins, manganese, phosphorus and niacin
More information about the health benefits of the ancient grain; spelt flour can be found on another leading commercial producer of spelt flour CraggsandCo.
I have finally mastered how to make spelt buns. I love using Spelt flour and I have been perfecting making white spelt burger buns for a while now then I stumbled across this recipe online after a few tweaks and came up with this recipe. The spelt buns are fluffy and light using olive oil, oat milk and an egg yolk for a creamy texture. This dough I have also used for a sweet twist bread.
Takes = 20 mins (1st prove approx. 60mins, 2nd prove approx. 30 mins)
Bakes = 15-20 mins
Makes = 8 approx (100g each dough ball)
My super-easy way how to make spelt flour pizza dough at home from scratch in 2 hours. Only 3 ingredients + water; white spelt flour, yeast, and salt. Or white spelt flour and 10-30% wholegrain spelt In my video I show step by step how to make the dough and separate it for using on the day, storing overnight and freezing.
Takes = 15 mins prep. + rest time 2 hours
Bakes = with pizza steel 3.5mins or 8/9 mins without a pizza steel
Makes = 5 balls about 250 to 270g each about 12 inch
My whole grain Spelt flour bread is a simple and easy recipe and includes a step by a step video tutorial on how to make spelt bread at home. I used whole grain spelt flour in this recipe (or use your choice), instant fast dried yeast, warm water, olive oil, salt and a sprinkle of sesame seeds.
A simple spelt flour loaf bread recipe perfect for toasting.
Here's a quick and easy recipe for how to make spelt focaccia bread at home. This recipe is made using white spelt flour, instant dried yeast, warm water, salt and oil, that's it. So simple. Inspired by a Jamie Oliver recipe this homemade focaccia can be enjoyed in less than 2 hours.
Takes = 20 mins plus 1-2 hours resting time
Bakes = 20-25 mins
Makes = 6 generous serves (20 x 30cm tray)
Baking Spelt ciabatta at home from scratch is easier than you think. A little time and patience to recreate the essence of this Italian bread but made with white spelt flour, olive oil, water, salt and yeast. As Ciabatta is a rustic-looking bread it is easier for beginner bakers to recreate at home. The secret is a sticky and very hydrated dough, then the strange shape more imperfect, the better. No special bread machine or bread-making skills required only gentle folding.
Takes prep. = 20 minutes plus 55 minutes rest time
Bakes = 20 minutes
Makes = 1 x 500g loaf