Please wait, the site is loading...

Milk and honey spelt loaf


Makes: 1 large loaf - cuts into 16
timePrep time: 30 mins
timeTotal time:
Milk and honey spelt loaf
Recipe by Linda Collister / Recipe photograph by Maja Smend

Milk and honey spelt loaf


Makes: 1 large loaf - cuts into 16
timePrep time: 30 mins
timeTotal time:

Rate this recipe
Print Print
See more recipes

Nutritional information (per serving)
Calories
178Kcal
Fat
2gr
Saturates
1gr
Carbs
31gr
Sugars
3gr
Fibre
4gr
Protein
6gr
Salt
0.5gr

Sainsbury's magazine

Sainsbury's magazine

Our team of trained chefs and skilled food writers love cooking up everything from innovative seasonal recipes or clever shortcuts, to step-by-step guides and classic recipes for friends and readers alike.

See more of Sainsbury's magazine’s recipes
Sainsbury's magazine

Sainsbury's magazine

Our team of trained chefs and skilled food writers love cooking up everything from innovative seasonal recipes or clever shortcuts, to step-by-step guides and classic recipes for friends and readers alike.

See more of Sainsbury's magazine’s recipes

Ingredients

  • 650g stoneground wholemeal spelt flour, plus extra for sprinkling
  • 1 x 7g sachet fast-action dried yeast
  • 20g soft, unsalted butter, diced
  • 1 tbsp clear honey
  • 275ml lukewarm semi-skimmed milk
  • 125ml lukewarm water
  • 50g honey multiflakes cereal (we used Rude Health – a mix of wholegrain corn, spelt and barley – from the cereal aisle)

Step by step

Get ahead
The loaf can be kept for 3 days and freezes well.
  1. Tip the flour into a large mixing bowl and add 1½ tsp salt and the yeast. Mix well with your hands, then add the butter to the bowl and rub it in to the flour, using just the tips of the your fingers, until it disappears. Make a well in the centre of the mixture.
  2. Mix the honey with the lukewarm milk and water and pour into the well. Using your hands gradually work the flour into the liquids – if there are dry crumbs at the bottom of the bowl work in more water, a tablespoon at a time. As soon as the dough comes together into a ball, leave it to rest in the uncovered bowl for 5 minutes so the flour can fully absorb the liquids. Wholemeal flours take longer than refined or 'white' flours to become hydrated and it's easier to tell if the mixture needs a little more flour or a little more water (to get a dough that feels soft but not sticky) if the dough sits for a few minutes before you start kneading.
  3. Once you are happy with the feel of your dough, turn it out onto a worktop lightly sprinkled with flour. Knead the dough thoroughly for 10 minutes until it feels very elastic (you can also knead the dough in a stand mixer with the dough hook for 5 minutes at a low speed).
  4. Put the dough back into the bowl and cover it tightly with clingfilm. Leave on the worktop until doubled in size – 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes. Uncover the risen dough then lightly flour your knuckles and punch down the dough to deflate it.
  5. Spread half the honey multiflakes on the worktop in a rectangle about 20cm x 25cm then turn out the dough as carefully as possible on top. Press out the dough to a neat 20cm x 25cm shape. Scatter the rest of the honey multiflakes on top and gently press them onto the surface of the dough. With a sharp knife cut the dough lengthways into three wide strips leaving them attached (about 2cm) at one short end of the rectangle. Plait the three strips then neatly fold the ends under the plait and lift it onto a baking tray lined with baking paper. Scatter over any honey multiflakes that have fallen off and then slip the tray into a large plastic bag (or just cover loosely with clingfilm). Slightly inflate the bag so the plastic doesn't stick to the dough then close the ends. Leave on the worktop until the loaf has doubled in size – about 50 to 60 minutes. Towards the end of the proving time preheat your oven to 220°C, fan 200°C, gas 7 and put a roasting tin inside.
  6. Uncover the tray and put the loaf in the heated oven. Quickly add a handful of ice cubes or a jug of water to the roasting tin to create steam. Bake for about 30 minutes until golden brown and the bread sounds hollow when tapped underneath.
  7. Transfer the plait to a wire rack and leave until completely cold before cutting.
Chef quote
A crunchy, nutty-flavoured bread made with wholegrain spelt flour. Adding a little honey and milk to the dough gives a lovely flavour and moist crumb that keeps a little bit longer. The dough is cut into three then plaited and finished with crispy flakes of wholegrain breakfast cereal. This is a great loaf to eat with cheese or pâté, or with houmous and salads.

You might also like...


We value your privacy

We use cookies to help give you the best experience on our site and to allow us and third parties to customise the marketing content you see across websites and social media. For more information see our cookie policy.

Cookie Preference Centre

Learn more about what each cookie category does and choose your settings (toggle right to opt in or left to opt out). Cookie policy


Strictly Necessary

These technologies are needed to enable our websites and apps to run and to keep it secure.

Sainsbury's Magazine

These technologies tell us how customers use our sites and apps and provide information to help us improve the website, apps and your browsing experience.

Cookie name Duration
PHPSESSID Until the browsing session ends
device_view 1 month
recentlyViewedRecipes 1 year
subscription-{popup-version-date}-PopupClosed 12 days

Vimeo

Enables Vimeo videos on the site

Cookie name Duration
_derived_epik 1 year

Constant Commerce

Enables shopping tools for recipe ingredients

Cookie name Duration
cc_a_h 10 years
cc_a_s Until the browsing session ends

DoubleClick

DoubleClick Digital Marketing (DDM) is an integrated ad-technology platform that enables us to more effectively create, manage and grow high-impact digital marketing campaigns.

Cookie name Duration
DSID 10 days
IDE 1 year
RUL 11 months

Performance/Analytics

These technologies tell us how customers use our sites and apps and provide information to help us improve the website, apps and your browsing experience.

Google

Google Analytics tell us how customers use our sites and apps and provide information to help us improve the website, apps and your browsing experience.

Cookie name Duration
__gads 13 months
_ga 28 months
_gat 1 minute
_gid 1 day
1P_JAR 1 month
ANID 10 days
CONSENT 18 years
NID 6 months
__Secure-3PAPISID 2 years
__Secure-3PSID 2 years
__Secure-3PSIDCC 1 year

Marketing/Targeting

These technologies help us decide which products, services and offers may be relevant for you. We use this data to customise the marketing content you see on websites, apps and social media. They also help us understand the performance of our marketing activities. These cookies are set by us or our carefully-selected third parties.

Pinterest

Pinterest conversion tracking gathers conversion insights and builds audiences to target based on actions our visitors have taken on the site.

Cookie name Duration
_pinterest_ct_rt 1 year
_pinterest_ct_ua 1 year
_pin_unauth 1 year

Outbrain

These technologies tell us how customers use our sites and apps and provide information to help us improve the website, apps and your browsing experience.

Cookie name Duration
outbrain_cid_fetch 5 minutes
adrl 5 weeks
apnxs 6 weeks
criteo 2 months
obuid 6 months

Twitter

Twitter conversion tracking enables us to measure our return on ad spend by tracking the actions people take after viewing or engaging with our ads on Twitter.

Cookie name Duration
personalization_id 2 years
muc 2 years
ads_prefs 5 years
auth_token 5 years
dnt 5 years
guest_id 2 years
twid 5 years