- 3 cups whole spelt flour, or 1 1/2 cups einkorn flour and 1 1/2 cups whole spelt flour
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 2 1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon water
Preheat oven to 375° F. Lightly flour a baking sheet (do not grease).
In a large bowl, combine flour, salt and baking soda. In a small bowl, combine maple syrup, oil and water. Mix wet ingredients into dry just until a smooth dough forms.
On a lightly floured work surface, gently knead dough to shape, about 3 minutes, and then form it into a 6-inch diameter round loaf.
Place dough on the prepared baking sheet. Using a sharp knife, score it in a semicircle. Bake until golden and firm to touch, about 50 minutes. Let bread cool for 45 minutes before serving.
If you prefer, honey works wonderfully in this recipe rather than maple syrup. The final loaf will have a lovely shine to it.