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Rye and Spelt Soda Bread

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Rye and Spelt Soda Bread

Simple and Delicious.


150g Whole Spelt

150g Whole Rye

230mls Milk with 1 tablespoon lemon juice (this was my substitute for Buttermilk which may be used if desired)

1 tablespoon Honey

2 teaspoons Baking Powder

1 tablespoon Caraway Seeds

0.5 teaspoon of Salt



In bowl mix together flours, baking powder, caraway seeds and salt.

Portion out milk and add in lemon juice. Mix.

Drizzle honey onto flour. Followed by milk and lemon juice.

Knead into dough. Will be quite sticky.

Fashion into rough boule and bake.


Ideally bake in oven however I don't have one so I use my breadmaker. It is very sticky so after fashioning into a rough boule I dropped it into the breadpan and baked for 45min on medium crust colour. Should you use an oven then preheat and bake for less time. Or until golden brown. It is quite a loose dough so you might need to use a breadpan.

Easy, quick and delicious.



AbeNW11's picture

The shorter the amount of time from kneading to baking the better.

We want the reaction to take place in the oven so you're on the clock when the liquid hits the flour.

Prepare everything beforehand.

This is a very quick bread.


Preparing ingredients: 5 min

Kneading dough: 5 - 10 min

Baking Time: Well depends on oven. I haven't tried it the conventional way so 25 - 40min as a guess


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Simple and delicious