Here is a recipe for bread using Spelt flour taken from a packet of
this flour sold by Doves Farm. I have not tried it yet. On the
packet it says: "Spelt grain (Triticum Spelta) is an ancient
precursor of modern wheat varieties. It was once widely grown from
Europe to Asia until it fell from popularity". I would be interested
to know more about Spelt if anyone has some information.
ROMAN ARMY BREAD
500 g (1 lb) Doves Farm Spelt flour
1 tsp salt
3 tbsp olive oil
15 g fresh yeast
400 ml warm water (35-40C)
1 tsp honey
1. Place the flour in large mixing bowl.
2. Blend the yeast and honey into half the water and roughly mix into
3. Dissolve the salt in the remaining warm water and add to the
flour. Also add the oil.
4. Mix the soft dough vigorously for four minutes using a wooden spoon.
5. Grease a large baking tray and dust with flour. Turn out the
dough in one piece onto the baking tray and dust with flour.
6. Leave to rise in a warm place for 20-30 minutes until the dough
has risen to about twice its size.
7. Cook in an oven pre-heated to 180C, 370F for 35 minutes. A fully
cooked loaf will sound hollow underneath.
8. Cool loaf on a wire rack.