Hemp, Chia and Spelt Bread

With this recipe you make your  bread not just a good source of carbohydrates, but also an excellent source of protein and a great source of healthy omega-3 fats and fibre. A “Super Loaf”!

 

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Ingredients:

250g spelt flour*

250g strong bread flour**

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp sugar

1 tsp quick yeast

2 tbs hemp protein powder ***

1 tbs chia seeds***

1 tbs olive oil

300ml warm water

* Waitrose Sweet and Nutty Spelt Flour

** Waitrose Duchy Organic Strong White Bread Flour

*** Prana Protein Organic Hemp Protein Powder and Organic Raw Chia Seeds which you can order here

 

Method:

  • Mix all the dry ingredients together in a large bowl.

  • Add all the liquids and start combining well with a wooden spoon.

  • Use  your hands to knead the mixture until it forms a smooth and elastic dough.

  • I tend to roll/form the dough into a longish shape straight onto a baking tray lined with baking paper.

  • Cover it with cling film and leave it in a warm place for 30-40 minutes.

  • Pre-heat your oven to 180c fan or 200c conventional.

  • After 30-40 mins remove the cling film and cut along the top of the dough about 2-3cm deep.

  • Put the baking tray into the middle of the oven.

  • TIP for a crusty loaf: I am lucky enough to have a steam oven but you can create a similar effect by putting another baking tray at the lowest shelf while baking and pour 1/2 a glass of water on it, the water will evaporate and keep the air moist.

 

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I used double the amount to make two breads at the same time.
  • Your bread is ready when it has a light brown colour and it sounds hollow to knocking it.

  • Let it cool on a cooling rack and then enjoy it!

 

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Go on and try it! x

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