Oh So Soft Spelt Bread Rolls


These rolls are the only ones I ever make anymore – they are so very soft and fluffy!  The dough is really easy to work with and doesn’t stick to your hands at all while shaping.  Perfect for burgers, filling with your favourite sandwich fillings, making into a variety of shapes or dividing into smaller pieces and using as dinner rolls.

290g water
2 tsp dried yeast
520g organic unbleached white spelt flour
20g chia seeds
20g macadamia oil (or oil of your choice)
1 tsp salt
1 tsp coconut sugar (or rapadura or honey)
1 tsp natural bread improver (see note under recipe)
Seeds of your choice, for the tops of your rolls.


1. Place water, yeast, flour, chia, oil, salt, sugar and bread improver in mixer bowl. KNEAD/3.5 minutes/MC on. (Spelt flour doughs don’t need as much kneading as wheat flour doughs do).

2. When kneading is done, wrap the dough in a silicon mat or place in an oiled bowl and cover with a tea towel. Leave in a warm place to double in size.

3. When dough has doubled in size, unwrap and knock it back then roll into a log. Cut into pieces of equal weights and work into shape, placing your rolls onto a large baking tray as you go. They will grow in size a lot and you want them close enough to eventually touch each other. When all rolls are shaped, spray the tops of them with water and sprinkle with seeds then leave in a warm place to double in size.

4. When doubled in size, place into your cold oven. Turn the oven on to 200°C. Cook for 20 minutes, or until lightly browned.

Bread improver is optional but does make for a nicer bread roll/loaf.  The commercial brands available at the supermarket are full of nasties, so try to get your hands on a natural one – the brands I go between are Demeter Farm Mills and All About Bread.  I buy through my co-op, or from a specialist bread shop.  I have recently also discovered Simply No Knead is another fantastic natural bread improver.

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Lameika Lary
Lameika Lary
2 years ago

Can you convert it to cups?

3 years ago

Hi Just preparing the rolls for the first time, how many rolls do you make with this quantity? looking forward to seeing how they turn out.
Thank you

Carolyn Chan
4 years ago

Hello ! I have been dying to make these but it’s a bit hard to find spelt flour in Singapore and I could ironically only find organic wholemeal spelt. Do you think I can just substitute this for your white spelt flour recipe above ? Thanks in advance !

Natalie Lofthouse
Natalie Lofthouse
4 years ago

I’ve just baked you spelt bread rolls. I am in heaven! I made the dough in my bread maker SD2501 Panasonic. Hats of to you panasonic for inventing such a beautiful bread maker, (which accommodates spelt recipes) and hats of to you thermobexta for the dough recipe. I let my rolls final proof outside today being 20c and they plumped up beautifully. These will be my go to recipe for soft spelt rolls. The emphasis being on ‘soft.’ Thank you for the joy I had in eating hot and moist spelt bread rolls straight from the oven, they look exactly… Read more »

4 years ago

Would very much want to try this

Do I have to use spelt flour or can any other do

4 years ago

I have made them and they are the best rolls I have ever made. Very soft. Thank you so much for this recipe.
Do your bread rolls have a strong taste of yeast though? Should i reduce the quantity slightly? I’ve always had this issue with home made bread. I wonder if it’s the brand of yeast I use.
Thanks again.

5 years ago

Rolls turned out perfectly. Soft and fluffy even without the improver. Will definitely be making these again & often

Elzbeth Victoria
5 years ago

Hi Bec! Have you used this recipe to make a loaf? Thanks!

5 years ago

Bec these were so soft and fluffy! A huge hit and will def make again. Thanks for another great recipe

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