These Sprouted Spelt Dinner Rolls would make a wonderful addition to any table. They’re perfect for dunking in soups and stews, or sopping up that last bit of sauce. I’ll be honest though, they didn’t even make it to the table – we ate them warm straight from the pan! They’re soft and squishy, with a nutty, buttery flavour. They could even be made a little larger and used as burger or sandwich buns, or shaped into hot dog buns.
These sprouted spelt rolls really showcase the rich nuttiness of sprouted spelt. Sprouting reduces bitterness (saponin) and converts complex carbs into simpler sugars. This results in a sweeter taste with a low glycemic index. Sprouting also helps create the moist, fluffy texture, and it aids in digestibility. This recipe is a bit more involved, so we recommend reading the instructions and tips thoroughly before you begin. Once you have the method down, they’re simple to make with not a lot of hands on time. Happy rolling!
A kitchen scale is recommended because it is the most accurate way to measure flour. However, if you are using cup measures the best method is to fluff up the flour with a spoon then spoon it into a measuring cup (don’t pack it down) until it’s over filled. Sweep the excess flour off the top with a straight edge. This should get you close to the gram weight, but pay attention to the textures described in the recipe and adjust if necessary.
Definitely, but be prepared for an arm workout! Mix the dough together in a large bowl with a wooden spoon until a sticky dough forms. Allow it to rest for 5 – 10 minutes (to help with stickiness), then knead the dough by hand on a lightly floured counter for about 10-12 minutes. To knead, fold the dough onto itself and use the heels of your hands to press it together. Move the dough a quarter turn and repeat. If the dough sticks to the counter, scrape it off with a bench scraper or spatula and add small amounts of flour as necessary. Try not to add too much as it can make the dough dry. If you’re brand new to kneading, there are lots of great YouTube tutorials. Some electric hand mixers also come with dough hooks, which can be used the same as a stand mixer but it may require more kneading time.
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