These bread rolls are made with a mix of ground whole grain spelt and refined spelt flour. Spelt's nutty flavour doesn't just taste good, it has so many other nutritional benefits that are amazingly good for you.
Like wheat flour, it is sold as both refined / white or whole grain flour. Because it has an extremely fragile glutten content, so don’t expect bread that use spelt to rise high.
Spelt has the right combination of nutrients and can help you with Migraine Headaches, lower your risk of Type II Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease, and help women avoid Gallstones and Breast Cancer. For an in-depth nutritional profile, please visit whfoods.
Wholegrain Spelt Bread Rollsadapted from Dinkel-Vollkornbrötchen - brotbackforum
- Combine all the starter ingredients in a mixing bowl and leave it, covered with a plastic film, for 12 hours until bubbly.
- Place all the starter, spelt pastry flour, water, sugar and yeast in the mixing bowl of your stand mixer. Mix at slow speed for 2 minutes. Add in salt and olive oil. Once the salt and oil are incorporated with the dough, increase the speed and knead for a 4 further minutes.
- Shape the dough into a ball and proof, covered, for about 2 hours, stretching and folding the dough at 45 minutes and 90 minutes.Place the dough on a lightly floured work surface and knead lightly to release the air.
- Divide the dough into 18 pieces, each weighs about 90 grams. Shape each portion of dough into an oval or round roll. Place them on the baking trays lined with parchment paper. Cover and and leave to proof for 45-60 minutes.
- Brush the surface with water or egg white. Preheat the oven to
- Place a roasting pan at the bottom shelf and preheat the oven to 250C/500F. Just before putting the bread into the hot oven, slash the tops in an asterisk with a sharp knife. Bake the bread for 10-13 minutes. Now turn down the oven temperature to 215C/420F and bake a further 12-15 minutes until nicely golden brown and crusty.