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Orange & Poppy Seed Spelt Bread

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Far from being just a humble, wholemeal soda bread this loaf is rustic, fragrant and toothsome. Best eaten on the day of baking, I serve slices simply spread with butter and homemade jam or honey. For a lighter version swap your wholemeal flour with white Spelt flour.


Unit of measurement


600 gOrganic Spelt Wholemeal Flour
1 ⅓ tbspsBaking Powder
25 gPoppy Seeds
1 Orange, grated rind
425 mlYoghurt
100 mlOrange Juice
2 tbspsAgave Nectar
1 Extra flour for dusting


Makes: 1 loaf

Equipment: baking tray, lined with parchment

Oven: 200˚C, Fan 180˚C, Gas 7

Bake: 80-85 minutes

1. Pre-heat the oven.

2. Put the flour, baking powder, poppy seeds and the grated orange rind into a large bowl and blend them together.

3. Add the yogurt, orange juice and honey stirring well to mix.

4. Use your hands to bring together a soft ball of dough before moulding it into a 25cm/10” oval shape.

5. Place the loaf on your prepared baking tray.

6. Dust the top with flour and using a sharp knife make diagonal cuts across the top of the loaf. Then repeat the cuts in the opposite direction to form a hedgehog pattern.

7. Bake for 80-85 minutes.

8. Remove from the oven and wrap the bread in a clean tea towel while it cools.


Temperature & cooking time:
200˚C, Fan 180˚C, Gas 7

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