This is such an easy spelt soda bread. And that makes it easier, is if you buy Dunany Organic Spelt flour their recipe is on the back of the packet. I’ve followed their recipe here and modified it slightly, it makes 2 delicious loaves.
Spelt bread is a great choice it’s more digestible than most wheat breads and it can help improve the immune system, lower blood sugar, and reduce bad cholesterol levels. This is a fantastic Irish product from the east coast that makes beautiful home baked bread. We love ours with real butter, jam and a mug of tea.
How do you like yours? Let us know in the comments, we love to hear from you.
This recipe calls for buttermilk. I don’t buy it, I make my own sour milk with milk and vinegar see the recipe below.
Recipe credit goes to The Workmans @dunanyflour – thank you for making it so easy to use your fantastic flour.
Ingredients: makes 2 loaves
- 70Og Organic Spelt Flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon brown sugar
- 2 teaspoon bread soda/bicarbonate of soda
- 1 egg
- 400ml buttermilk (or *make your own 370ml milk + 30ml vinegar)
- 200ml water
- 2 tablespoons of mixed seeds – optional
Step 1: Preheat the oven 200ºC and line 2 loaf tins with non-stick paper liners or grease really well to prevent sticking.
Step 2: Measure the spelt flour, salt and brown sugar into a mixing bowl. Sieve in the bread soda. Mix well, I like to use a whisk.
Step 3: Measure the buttermilk into a jug along with the water. Crack in the egg and mix well with a fork.
Step 4: Pour the wet ingredients into the mixing bowl and stir to combine. Divide between each loaf tin, smooth to make even. Sprinkle with mixed seeds.
Step 5: Bake for 15 minutes, then turn the oven down to 180ºC and bake for a further 30 minutes until fully baked.
*To make your own buttermilk, simple mix the milk and vinegar together, it sours the milk immediately, and continue from step 2.