This nutritiously delicious homemade bread with perfectly moist crumb and lightly chewy crust, made with soaked 5 grains, grape seed flour, and spelt bread flour along with liquid barley malt extract, which adds so much more flavour and complexity to the taste.
Grape seed flour, naturally high in protein, and OPC (one of the most potent antioxidants known — 50 times as powerful as vitamin E), is known for its great taste and can be added to almost every meal.
Five Grain Spelt Bread with Grapeseed Flour and Malt Extract
adapted from Brot-Bernd Armbrust
- Pour the boiling water over crushed 5-grain mix in a large bowl. Cover and let it swell for at least 4 hours or overnight until the water has been all absorbed.
- Dissolve the fresh yeast and malt extract in the lukewarm water. Add in spelt bread flour, grape seed flour and salt. Stir for 2 minutes until combined. Now add in the soaked 5-grain mixture. Stir at low speed for 3 minutes, then increase the speed and knead for a further 5 minutes.
- Transfer the dough ono a floured work surface. Fold the dough a few times and shape into a round. Cover the dough with a kitchen towel and rest for 25 minutes. Do a stretch-and-fold every 15 minutes. Line two loaf pans with baking paper.
Divide the dough into two portions and form each into a log. Place each into a loaf pan. Brush the tops with water and sprinkle with pumpkin seeds. Cover with kitchen towel and proof for 30 minutes.
- At the same time, preheat the oven to 220C/410F with a shallow tray filled with water sitting at the bottom of the oven. Once the oven has reached the desired temperature, remove the tray filled with water and bake the loaves in the center of the hot oven for about 50 minutes.