panasonic sd257 breadmaker Panasonic SD-257WXC Automatic Breadmaker with Gluten Free Program

Spelt flour bread

For the past few years every time we go up to Leeds to visit the family we wake up to gorgeous freshly baked bread machine bread. And finally the other week when I saw the new Panasonic breadmaker was out I caved in and bought one too.

It does spelt and rye bread and has a nut dispenser. And it does brioche. And it does your standard white loaf and it does dough and it bakes cakes. And it does gluten free. That’s all I need. The most awesome thing about it is you can do the spelt bread on the rapid bake function so I can have my rye or spelt loaf done and dusted in under two hours.

And probably the more superawesome thing is that Astrid actually loves the spelt loaves I make in it. As long as there’s a suitably generous helping of unsalted butter to go with it.

Here’s my breadmaker recipe which is based on the Seeded Spelt recipe in the manual.

1.5 tsp yeast
400g or 3 1/8 cups spelt flour
1 cup coarsely chopped almonds and walnuts
2 tbsp agave syrup (or sugar)
1 tsp maldon sea salt
2 tbsp oil
2 tbsp linseeds
2 tbsp sunflower seeds
2 tbsp pumpkin seeds
300ml water

Bake on rapid bake for 1:55 and turn out onto a wooden board or wire rack to cool.

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