A healthy and delicious way to give ancient grains a try.
1cup Whole Spelt Grainsoaked overnight
1packet Dry Yeast
5 1/4cups Spelt Flour
1cup Rolled Oats
1/3cup Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
1tbsp Maple Syrup
1/2cup Sunflower Seeds
1/2cup Pumpkin Seeds
Cover the whole spelt grains with water and allow to soak overnight.
In a large mixing bowl, blend together flour, oats, walnuts and salt.
In a small bowl, heat the water until it reaches body temperature and blend it with the yeast. Set aside.
Add the olive oil, maple syrup and yeast water to the dry ingredients, working together using your hands.
Add the soaked whole spelt together with any leftover soaking water to the dough. Mix well by hand. Leave dough in the bowl and cover with a tea towel to rise for 90 minutes.
Punch down dough and form into round rolls by hand. Place on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Cover the tray and rolls with tea towels and allow to rise for an additional 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray some water on top of the rolls and sprinkle with seeds. Press seeds lightly into rolls. Bake on middle oven rack for about 10 to 12 minutes or until they are golden on top.