A nutty, mild sweet loaf made with a mix of wholegrain spelt and bread flours. Thanks to the black venus rice and roasted peanuts, this light-textured everyday bread is exquisitely nutty, nicely moist, distinctly delicious and makes a nice change from a plain sandwich loaf.
- In the bowl of your stand mixer, whisk together the spelt flour, bread flour, and dried yeast. Make a well in the center, add in milk, olive oil, egg, raw sugar and sea salt. Stir at first on low speed until a rough dough begins to form. Increase the speed and beat until the dough is smooth and elastic. Now adjust the speed to low again, add in cooked black rice and chopped peanuts. Stir until they are well-distributed throughout the dough.
- Turn out the dough and shape into a ball. Return it to the mixing bowl. Cover with a kitchen towel leave it in a warm place for an hour or until it’s doubled in size. Divide the dough into 3 portions and shape each into a round. You can also divide the dough 12-15 portions and make them into dinner buns.
- Place 3 round balls into a parchment paper lined loaf pan. Cover again with the towel and set aside in a warm place for a 50 minutes to rise.
- Preheat the oven to 190C/375F. When the loaf has risen, brush the surface with water and bake for 30 minutes until nicely golden brown.