Buckwheat & Spelt Loaf

Buckwheat & Spelt Loaf
A loaf with quite a distinct buckwheat flavour, very nice for hearty sandwiches. This makes a small loaf of two cups of flour, for a medium loaf, just add 1 cup of flour and ⅓ of all other ingredients. Please note total cooking time is without rising time 🙂
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Cuisine: vegan
Recipe type: bread
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You need
  • 1 cup of wholemeal spelt flour
  • 1 cup of buckwheat flour
  • 1¼ tsp Himalayan rock salt
  • 3 tsp dry yeast
  • 3 tsp guar gum (or xanthan)
  • 3 tbsp pumpkin seeds
  • 3 tbsp sunflower seeds
  • 2.5 tbsp olive oil
  • ⅞ cup of warm (not hot) water
To do
  1. add yeast to ½ cup of warm water, let sit for 10 minutes
  2. in your food processor (with dough blade) mix all dry ingredients
  3. with a running motor, slowly add oil, then yeast mixture
  4. carefullly add the rest of water until the dough becomes a ball
  5. transfer to a lined oven tray, sprinkle a bit of flour on top and some pips as well
  6. let it rise in a warmish spot, if possible, covered with a tea towel, for about 1 hour and 15 min.
  7. bake in oven at 200C till it sounds hollow when you tap it with a knife, in about ½ hour.
Let the bread cool down a little before you slice it.

I made the dough for this bread in the kitchen machine, but of course you can use a bread maker, which will probably give you a lighter texture. I just went for the quickest way 😉


  1. louise barnes says

    This sounds great, thank you. Would you use a gluten free setting n a bead machine?

    • Hi Louise 🙂

      To be honest, I’ve never used the GF setting on my bread machine, as I mostly use the machine just to knead the dough. But, spelt is not gluten free, although it is low-gluten. If you want to help lower the gluten, I would go for the longest program, as enzymes will digest part of the gluten: the longer the bread gets to rise, the lower the gluten content will be. But as it technically isn’t a GF bread, you don’t need to use the GF setting. Hope this makes sense 🙂

  2. Helo

    How much water?

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