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Sunday, 2 October 2011

Roman Style Loaf

So the bread making continues.....  I was tidying up the kitchen cupboards this morning and came across some Doves Farm Wholegrain Spelt Flour.  I usually use this flour for making tarts but noticed the recipe on the back of the packet for a Roman Style Loaf.  It is, thanks to the Doves Farm recipe, a really easy loaf to make.  I was a bit concerned as it didn't seem to rise much during the 25 min resting time but has turned out just fine nonetheless.  It is dense yet moist and very tasty!

The Recipe

500g wholegrain spelt flour (as mentioned I used Doves Farm organic)
1/2 tspn salt
1tspn instant yeast
1 tbspn honey
400ml warm water
1 tbpn olive oil

1. Preheat oven to 200c/gas Mark 6
2. In a large bowl mix together the flour, salt and yeast.
3. Dissolve the honey in the water and roughly mix into the flour.
4. Add the oil and mix well. Knead the dough for a few minutes then put it in to a loaf tin.
5. Cover and leave dough in a warm place for around 25 mins. Bake for 40-45 mins.


  1. What is it about freshly made bread, spread with butter that is so exciting? Just gorgeous!

  2. I love spelt flour..the loaf must be very delicious.

  3. Looks really moist and delicious. Don't know if you've had a chance to read the latest Random Recipe challenge, but I have 9 chocolate books (the only cook books I count for this)!

  4. Hi This loaf sounds so yunny for a snack!
    Have a nice evening

  5. I've been meaning to bake more with spelt. Its so much healthier and the bread looks delicious!

  6. Thanks for your comments.
    Choclette - I'm laughing to myself reading your comment again. I hadn't seen it at that point and for some reason I thought you were talking about your challenge - I was completely confused!!
    Nessa - I'm a big spelt fan!

  7. This loaf look yummy! gloria

  8. It looks great - I'm a big fan of using spelt flour in my breads, I love the flavour.

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  11. nothing like homemade bread!! that looks delicious, esp with the pat of butter.