A delicious, chewy, satisfying nutritious rye bread packed with flavour from the added dried fruit and seeds.
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250ml luke warm water
2 tsp cooking salt
3 tsp fast action yeast
2 tbsp cumin seeds
250g rye flour
225g wholegrain spelt flour
Sea salt for sprinkling
Place the water, salt, yeast and one tablespoon of cumin seeds into a bowl and stir well. Add the buttermilk. In a separate bowl sift the rye and spelt flour together and add half to the yeast mixture. Stir with a wooden spoon and gradually add more flour until the dough comes together into a ball. Knead gently for a couple of minutes in the bowl until the flour is mixed in well with the liquid. Cover with a polythene bag (or a polythene shower cap works well). Allow the dough to rise for an hour in a warm place.
Preheat the oven to 200C. Turn out the dough onto a work surface and cut it into 12 pieces. Shape each piece into ball and place each on a sheet of floured baking/parchment paper. Roll the ball out into a very thin disc, about 25-30cm in diameter and just 2 to 3mm thick. Cut a small hole in the centre of the disc. Sprinkle some cumin seeds crushed in a pestle and mortar with equal quanities of flaked sea salt over the disc and flatten with the rolling pin. Transfer the baking paper and the disc of rolled dough onto a baking sheet. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 to 15 minutes minutes. (I was able to cook four discs at a time in my fan oven). Remove from the oven when crisp and beginning to brown. Allow to cool on a wire rack. Store in an airtight container.
NB if you tire of rolling the dough you can wrap it up in a clean plastic bag and keep in the fridge for a few days and resume rolling and baking later. The dough also freezes well.
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