Wholemeal Spelt Loaf with Kalamata Olives and Herb

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
3 h 45 min 16
Wholemeal Spelt Loaf with Kalamata Olives and Herb
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2 packet (individual) Instant dry yeast, Fleischmann's
2 1/4 cup Water (lukewarm)
2 tbsp Honey
7 cup Spelt flour
1/2 tsp Salt
2 tsp Garlic powder
2 tsp Rosemary, dried
3 tsp Oregano, ground
1/2 cup Olive Oil, Extra Virgin
2/3 cup Kalamata olives (finely chopped)


Mix the yeast and honey in water and allow to sit for 10 minutes

Mean while, mix together 6 cups of spelt flour, salt, garlic powder, rosemary, and oregano.

Add the olive oil to the yeast mixture.

Make a well in the centre of the flour mixture and pour about 1/4 of the yeast mixture in. Pull in flour from the sides until the mixes are mixed together. Repeat until fully mixed – on the last pouring in, add the chopped olives.

Knead the dough on a floured surface for 5-10 minutes. 10 minutes is preferible
Add flour to the board as needed.

Roll the dough in flour, covered with a cloth, and allow to rise for 45-60 minutes.

Knead again for 3-5 minutes. cover in flour and allow to rise for another 45-60 minutes.

Transfer the dough onto a tray covered in baking paper and floured, stretch and roll the dough out into a log shape, cut diagonal slits in the top of the loaf (optional, but it does make the bread look very gourmet!), and dust with flour – making sure you get flour into the cuts you have made.

Preheat oven to 180C while you allow the dough to rise for another 30-45 minutes.

Place the tray in the oven and bake for 45 minutes, or until the loaf is golden brown.


Serving size depends on your desired thickness of each slice.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 280
Calories from fat 78
Calories from saturated fat 10.0
Total Fat 8.6 g
Saturated Fat 1.1 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.7 g
Monounsaturated Fat 5.0 g
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 127 mg
Potassium 214 mg
Total Carbohydrate 44 g
Dietary Fiber 5.8 g
Sugars 2.7 g
Protein 9.3 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Grain 2.9

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