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”!
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
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.
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!