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Chestnut Spelt Bread


This beautiful brown bread is made with spelt flour and the very nutritious chestnut flour, it has a very unique taste, really delicious. We got the recipe from a newsletter by this cool nutrition expert and it turned out to be a perfectly baked sweet and nutty bread.

Chestnut spelt bread
2 big bread

10 g yeast
1 tbsp sea-salt
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1½ l cold-water
1 kg whole grain spelt flour
½ kg chestnut flour
some extra virgin olive oil to grease 2 tins

Day 1: Solve yeast, salt and oil in water, add half of the spelt flour and stir it together. Add the rest in smaller amounts while you work the dough. Work it for 5 more minutes after you have added all the flour. Put the dough in 2 greased tins and put it in the fridge over the night.

Day 2: Take the breads out 30 min before baking them. Preheat the oven at 225°C. Bake the breads for 30 min, turn down the heat to 200° and bake for another 20-25 min.

Remove from tins and cool on a wire rack and serve!

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15 Comments

  1. Posted 26 Nov ’09 at 15:28 | #

    Love everything about your site! The layout and the photos. I love huge photos. And I also had a chestnut bread in my to-do list… I have to try it!

  2. Stephanie
    Posted 9 Mar ’10 at 13:59 | #

    Can you please tell me the conversion of the flour from kg to cups? What about the yeast, how many tsp instead of grams? It looks so delicious, i would like to try the recipe! Thanks

  3. Posted 8 Apr ’10 at 22:40 | #

    Stephanie: We have used grams and kilos because it’s more exact than cups and teaspoons. But we have made a rough translation for you.
    10 g yeast = 2 tsp dried active yeast
    1 kg spelt flour = 6 cups spelt flour
    1/2 kg chestnut flour = 4 cups chestnut flour
    Happy baking!

  4. Posted 20 Dec ’10 at 12:47 | #

    Wow, thank you for this stunning rustic recipe… Chestnut flour always makes delicious dishes…

  5. Posted 3 Mar ’11 at 21:44 | #

    Any substitutes for chestnut flour that might work? Bean or rice flour?

  6. Posted 1 Aug ’11 at 15:05 | #

    Beautiful bread! I’d love to try to make 1/2 of the recipe since it’s just me and my husband…do you think that would work? Also, what size tins did you use? I’ve got 8″ round cake tins, but it’s hard to tell from the photo what size your gorgeous bread is. Thanks!!
    ~erin

  7. Posted 7 Oct ’11 at 19:54 | #

    We have some chestnuts at home right now, but I’ve never heard of chestnut flour. This looks great, though!

  8. Posted 14 Nov ’11 at 10:23 | #

    I made it yesterday (just one loaf, I halved ingredients) and it turned out great, lovely both with jam and with a rustic soup. I am going to post some pics soon, but for now, thanks a lot for sharing the recipe, we all loved it and I will surely make it again and again!

  9. Cristina
    Posted 6 Jul ’12 at 18:32 | #

    Best bread ever!!!!
    Love your blog and your app. Hope it will be updated with more recepies soon, I tried them all, and it is so easy to use!

  10. Cindy
    Posted 29 Jun ’13 at 16:51 | #

    What size pan did you use?

  11. Agnes
    Posted 10 Oct ’13 at 12:00 | #

    Hi,
    I’d like to know what was the size of the baking dish. :)
    Thanks.

  12. Hannah
    Posted 1 Feb ’14 at 12:16 | #

    Just tried the bread and it turned out to be AMAZING!
    Thanks a lot and we are so looking forward to more chestnut recipes! :)
    But I go one question… for how many people you’ve planned that giagantic amounts of bread?!
    Greetings from around here!

  13. Konni
    Posted 1 Nov ’14 at 09:40 | #

    This recipe sounds lovely.
    When you say 10g yeast, you do mean dried yeast or the fresh kind?

    All the best

    • Hannah
      Posted 3 Nov ’14 at 15:52 | #

      Dear Konni, in cause of the amount of yeast (10g) David and Luise recommended I’d say they mean dried and that worked for me as well :)

  14. Posted 11 Nov ’14 at 08:32 | #

    I have been dying to try chestnut flour. Now I have something to do with it. YAY!

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