Thu 23 April 2015

3 Minute Spelt Bread

So my wife has been on a diet that is wheat/gluten free and was missing eating bread. As I like baking bread I decided to take up the challenge and see what I could make for her. It turned out there is a delicious and really easy recipe: 3 minute spelt bread. As the name suggests it is made with spelt flour and also has seeds in too. I didn't have the sunflower seeds the first time I made it so used poppy seeds instead and it worked fine.

my 3 minute spelt loaf

Here's the recipe as taken from here


This recipe originally appeared in The Daily Telegraph a couple of years ago and has since built up quite a following on the internet.

Mixing up a yeast dough and then baking it without giving it time to rise (let alone kneading it) is counter-intuitive, but it works. Baker Andrew Whitley says that if you let it rise slowly, in a cool place overnight, it will be even better.

  • 1lb 2oz/500g spelt flour
  • 2 sachets/10g fast-acting dried yeast
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 2oz/50g sunflower seeds
  • 2oz/50g sesame seeds
  • 2oz/50g linseeds (optional)
  • 17floz/500ml warm water

Heat the oven to 200C/400F/gas mark 6.

Combine all the ingredients, adding the water last. Mix well and turn the dough into a greased loaf tin.

Put straight into the oven and bake for an hour.

Remove the loaf, turn it out of the tin and then return it to the oven without the tin for a further 5-10 minutes.