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  1. In a small bowl, mix together the warm water with the yeast, honey and olive oil and let stand for 5 minutes.
  2. In a second larger bowl mix together the spelt flour, garlic powder, rosemary, turmeric,  pepper, parmesan and salt.
  3. Add the yeast mixture to the flour and knead it all together to make your dough.
  4. Put your dough onto a floured surface and form into a ball.
  5. Grease a clean bowl with olive oil.
  6. Put your dough ball into the greased bowl.
  7. Grease a strip of cling film and lightly cover your dough.
  8. Allow to stand in a warm area to double in size for an hour.
  9. Uncover the dough and punch it down and allow to stand once more for half an hour.
  10. Preheat your oven to 200C
  11. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, lightly grease it with olive oil and dust with spelt flour.
  12. Put your dough ball on to the lined tray and manipulate into a roughly 9 inch pizza like circle.
  13. Sprinkle the dough with extra parmesan, fresh garlic, oregano, rosemary,  cracked black pepper and salt.
  14. Place your cherry tomato slices all over.
  15. Put your dough tray in the oven for 20 minutes
  16. Allow to cool slightly and slice as desired.
  17. Keep covered at room temperature for up to two days.

You will need:

2 cups of spelt flour plus extra for dusting

1 cup of warm water

¼ cup of grated parmesan cheese plus extra for sprinkling

2 minced cloves of garlic

One 7 gram packet of active yeast

2 tablespoons of olive oil plus more for greasing

1 tablespoon of honey

1 tablespoon of dried oregano plus more for sprinkling

1 tablespoon of dried rosemary plus more for sprinkling

1 teaspoon of garlic powder

½ teaspoon of salt

½ teaspoon of turmeric

¼ teaspoon of black pepper

4 sliced cherry tomatoes

Fresh cracked salt and pepper to taste

Spelt Bread with tomato and cheese

Fast becoming a popular health food, Spelt is a variety of grain closely related to wheat but lower in gluten. Full of fibre and packed with nutrients,  vitamins and minerals it's a constant member of my shopping basket.

This recipe makes a lovely light and tasty bread that is a perfect middle of the table sharing flat bread.

Spelt Bread with tomato and cheese