Big Batch Spelt Flour Bread Rolls

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These simply delicious bread rolls are a must make at your next MamaBake session!  Not only do they taste amazing, they provide a wonderful way to involve children in the MamaBake process.

We often have a kiddie size table set up with a big lump of risen dough, ready for eager little people to knead and shape into wonderfully imaginative creations! (these were whipped up by the MamaBake Canberra kiddies!)

You can bake them as is, or, after the fun has been had, roll them into more traditional roll shapes before baking.

The recipe is lovingly shared by the Orana Steiner School in Canberra, playgroup, where the bread is used as part of the welcoming ritual at the start of each day.  The feel of the dough and the smell of the cooking rolls provide an incredible homely, warmth and comfort to the beginning of every ‘school’ day.

This recipe is for the quantity made for playgroup which makes around 24 rolls.  It divides down quite successfully if a smaller quantity is required, or, doubles just as easily for a really, REALLY, big batch!

The dough is incredibly forgiving of being pummelled and lovingly shaped by little hands whilst remaining quite edible!

Ingredients

6 cups wholemeal spelt flour

1 ½ tsp salt

3 T olive oil

3 T honey

3 T dried yeast

400-450ml warm water

Method

  1. Place fist five ingredients into a large bowl.
  2. Gradually add the water
  3. Mix thoroughly
  4. Knead as much as you are able (up to 5 minutes) then leave somewhere warm to rise
  5. Shape into rolls and leave in a warm place to rise again (if possible)
  6. Bake at 200 degrees C for 10-20 minutes (depending on the size of the rolls)

Enjoy!

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  1. Where are you?  (we want to create a map of where all our online MamaBake Clubbers are)
  2. How easy was it to gather the ingredients?
  3. How did you find the preparation?
  4. Did the recipe work out?
  5. Do you reckon it was enough for 10 people?
  6. Did you add/omit anything? Tell us what they were and how you found the variation?
  7. What did your family think of the meal? Did your kids give it a thumbs up or call it names?  Did you dish out any seconds?
  8. Would you cook this again?
  9. What did you do with the leftovers?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. Where are you?  (we want to create a map of where all our online MamaBake Clubbers are) Lota, Brisbane
    How easy was it to gather the ingredients? Super easy, had them all in my pantry
    How did you find the preparation? Super easy, 10 year old did most of it
    Did the recipe work out? The kids LOVE it.
    Do you reckon it was enough for 10 people? Yep, I divided it by 3 and there was plenty for three hungry boys
    Did you add/omit anything? Tell us what they were and how you found the variation? Nope
    What did your family think of the meal? Did your kids give it a thumbs up or call it names?  Did you dish out any seconds? Kids are eating it straight out of the oven, drizzled with honey and butter. They can’t get enough. Ten year old’s comment to me: Mum, if the coeliac vaccine works, this is the first thing I’m gonna make for you. You are missing out on so much!
    Would you cook this again? The kids won’t forgive me if I don’t.
    What did you do with the leftovers? None.

  2. Sounds like the rolls were a smash hit Niki!

    We’re in the same boat, I’m a coeliac too and have to hold myself back from eating of the delicious smelling rolls as they come out of the oven!

    So pleased the kids loved it! Karen.

  3. Emma Nicholson says:

    Where are you? (we want to create a map of where all our online MamaBake Clubbers are) Blue Mountains
    How easy was it to gather the ingredients? All in the pantry apart from spelt flour
    How did you find the preparation? Great – esp since my husband ( night shift baker) stayed up to supervise the kneading 🙂
    Did the recipe work out? Beautifully
    Do you reckon it was enough for 10 people? We made a half batch – and was enough for five
    Did you add/omit anything? Tell us what they were and how you found the variation? Instead of spelt we used half white half whole meal.
    What did your family think of the meal? Did your kids give it a thumbs up or call it names? Did you dish out any seconds? Kids loved the honey flavour of their bread. Easy to get them to eat whole meal with this recipe
    Would you cook this again? Most definitely – will be a regular weekend session.
    What did you do with the leftovers? Ate them 🙂

  4. Leonie MacDonald says:

    Where are you? (we want to create a map of where all our online MamaBake Clubbers are)
    Canberra
    How easy was it to gather the ingredients? very but I didn’t use spelt flour. I used 4 cups plain flour and 4 cups wholemeal
    How did you find the preparation? easy
    Did the recipe work out? yes
    Do you reckon it was enough for 10 people?
    Did you add/omit anything? Tell us what they were and how you found the variation?
    We have made this quite a few times. We have started making a fruit loaf with about a tbsp of cinnamon and a good handful of raisins. It tastes fantastic and smells so good.
    What did your family think of the meal? Did your kids give it a thumbs up or call it names? Did you dish out any seconds?
    Yes
    Would you cook this again?
    Yes my son comes to the kitchen once a week saying “let’s make bread”
    What did you do with the leftovers?
    A half quantity was gone in one afternoon in our house.

  5. I’m hoping you can help me troubleshoot a problem we had with our bread rolls today when I made them with my 3 year old. We did 1/3 of the recipe and used white spelt flour (couldn’t get wholemeal) and after a few minutes of kneading it got sticky so we left it to rise. After rising, the dough was still sticky. I mean, REALLY sticky. We could touch it with a finger, move our hand away and make a string about 40cm long!!! To get it onto the baking tray I had to use 2 spoons to plop it into piles. It still turned out tasting amazing so we’re happy we tried it and will try it again – but it would be fun to make it into shapes. Any ideas about what might have gone wrong?

    • mamabake says:

      Hi Janet, glad they turned out okay in the end. Hmm not sure – sounds like you could have done with adding more flour if it was too wet. Maybe the white spelt flour isn’t as dense as wholemeal? Next time, we recommend tweaking the recipe as you go..some recipes don’t translate perfectly when scaled up or down. Glad they were yummy!

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