This is a dense nutty bread made with organic wholemeal spelt flour, kamut flour, hazelnut, sesame seeds, dried plums and thyme. Kamut (ancient khorsasan wheat) has a buttery, sweet, rich flavour and a nutritious alternative to conventional wheat flour. Kamut is very versatile, just like spelt, and can be used to make bread, cookies or cakes.
Kamut Spelt Bread with Dried Plums, Hazelnuts and Sesameadapted from lecker
- Dry roast the sesame seeds in a pan on medium heat until lightly browned, shaking the pan occasionally. Turn off the heat and set aside to cool.
- Cut the dried plums into four pieces. Roughly chop the thyme leaves. Whisk together wholemeal spelt flour, wholemeal kamut flour, and salt. Add in dried plums, thyme leaves, 75 grams of whole hazelnuts, and 40 grams of toasted sesame seeds.
- Stir together the water and fresh yeast in a large bowl. Pour the yeast water into the flour mixture, then add in balsamic vinegar. Stir all the ingredients until mixed. The dough will be rather sticky.
- Scrape the dough into a parchment-lined loaf pan. Smooth the top and scatter the remaining hazelnuts and sesame seeds over. Place it on the lower rack of cold oven.
- Bake the bread at 225C/440F for about 90 minutes, tenting it with a piece of aluminum foil after 45 minutes. Leave the bread in the pan for 10 minutes after baking. Turn it out onto a wire rack to cool completely before slicing.