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Photo courtesy of Bread, Water, Salt, Oil blog

Last post, we shared our favourite Gazpacho recipe if you want to try the Gazpacho Diet to lose those extra, pesky pounds, kilos or stone.  This post, we are offering you an easy spelt bread recipe.  The Viva Mayr Diet book does include a wonderful recipe too, but you may want to try this one for variety and its simplicity:


This recipe originally appeared in Britain’s Daily Telegraph a couple of years ago.

Mixing up a yeast dough and then baking it without giving it time to rise (let alone kneading it) is counter-intuitive, but it works. Baker Andrew Whitley says that if you let it rise slowly, in a cool place overnight, it will be even better.

  • 1lb 2oz/500g spelt flour
  • 2 sachets/10g fast-acting dried yeast
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 2oz/50g sunflower seeds
  • 2oz/50g sesame seeds
  • 2oz/50g linseeds (optional)
  • 17floz/500ml warm water

Heat the oven to 200C/400F/gas mark 6. Combine all the ingredients, adding the water last. Mix well and turn the dough into a greased loaf tin. Put straight into the oven and bake for an hour. Remove the loaf, turn it out of the tin and then return it to the oven without the tin for a further 5-10 minutes.

Let us know how you are getting on with your weight loss, which diet you are trying (our favourites or others) and any recipes that you would like to share.

Until next time,

Your Boomer Life Partners