18 March 2016

Spelt rolls

Thank you so much everyone for your comments, likes, tweets to The VegHog's Cheap Eats Week so far! I'm still trying to keep the theme week up throughout the weekend, so there should be couple of more cheap eat recipes.

Baking your own bread is always quite an economical choice, as the few ingredients needed tend to be on the cheaper side, and I do this regularly. I very often make this kind of spelt rolls in slight variations. I chose a fairly basic version for this post, yet featuring the sunflower seed bottom. I got that idea from German bakeries that offer very seedy rolls with a similar bottom part. Good other cheap additions to these rolls would be for example grated carrot and oat flakes.

This recipe makes 6-8 rolls.


400 g spelt flour
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp dry yeast
2 tbsp sesame seeds
250 ml lukewarm water
2 tbsp olive oil
6 tbsp sunflower seeds
2 tsp poppy seeds


Mix the dry ingredients together followed by the water and olive oil. There's no need to knead much, just make an even dough and let it rise for at least 30 minutes.

Shape rolls from the dough and tip the bottom onto a pile of sunflower seeds. Then sprinkle poppy seeds on the top.

Bake the rolls at 250 C for about 10 minutes.

Enjoy with butter and cheese. That is my preferred combination.

Your VegHog

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