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Spelt sandwich loaf

20 April 2018

Organic flour producer Doves Farm provide an easy spelt bread recipe in time for British Sandwich Week (May 14-20).

Spelt sandwich loaf
Spelt sandwich loaf

Cooking time

40-45 minutes


1 loaf


  • 500g organic wholemeal spelt flour
  • 1 tsp quick yeast
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 300ml tepid water
  • 1 tbsp oil


1. Put the flour, yeast, sugar and salt into a large bowl and blend them together.

2. Stir in the water, and when everything looks craggy and lumpy, stir in the oil. Using your hands gather everything together into a doughy mass.

3. Knead dough in the bowl for 100 presses, in the bowl or on a work surface.

4. Cover the dough bowl with oiled cling film and leave it in a warm place, for the dough to double in size, which will take about an hour.

5. Knead the dough for another 100 presses.

6. Shape the dough and put it into a lined 1kg/2lb loaf tin.

7. Loosely cover the tin with the oiled cling film and leave it to rise in a warm place for 35 minutes.

8. Pre-heat the oven to 220˚C/fan 200˚C/425˚F/Gas 7.

9. Bake the loaf for 40-45 minutes. You will know it’s done when the bottom sounds hollow when tapped. Leave to cool on a wire rack.

Cooking tip

Spelt naturally proves and rises more quickly than conventional wheat flour, so bake it as soon as it has doubled in size after its second proving.

Best sandwich

We recommend topping with feta and griddled courgette and pepper as a tasty warm open sandwich.

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