Basic Spelt Bread for Oven or Bread Machine

Recipe by mmmm_gin
READY IN: 1hr 45mins
SERVES: 8-10
YIELD: 1 loaf




  • OVEN INSTRUCTIONS: Dissolve yeast in honey with vegetable oil and water.
  • Add salt and 1 1/2 cups of spelt flour. Beat well for 3-4 minutes.
  • Cover with damp cloth and let rest in a warm place for approximately 30 minutes or until double in size.
  • Add remaining flour, turning onto floured board and knead until smooth, adding flour if necessary.
  • OPTIONAL: Add desired additional ingredients to taste. This is where I tend to add small amounts of herbs (such as basil and/or rosemary), chia seeds (usually ground), and/or grated parmesan/asiago cheese.
  • Place in oiled loaf pan and cover with damp cloth. Let rise in warm place until double in size (approximately 30 minutes).
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes or until golden brown.
  • BREAD MACHINE INSTRUCTIONS: Add ingredients to machine according to manufacturer's instructions.
  • Bake on shortest cycle (NOT quick bread cycle).
  • If loaf falls and craters during baking cylce, decrease water slightly next time.