At home we always have some type of wholemeal loaf that I can quickly slice up to have a snack. It is more wholesome than bread made with white flour, and the flavours are quite intense so one slice is almost enough to fill me up until next mealtime. This is almost as awesome as pumpernickel but less dense. You could use this bread for the kids’ lunches and lather with some freshly made cultured butter, or make a classic peanut butter and jam sandwich.
This Thermomix Varoma Wholemeal Bread recipe is part of my brand new book Steaming Hot which is dedicated to all things Varoma. I’m just so proud of this book, its my first ever hard cover and looks absolutely stunning. I am also especially proud of the recipes because they were a real test of my imagination. Before this book I, like many of you, never really used my Varoma enough, so it was a really wonderful learning experience developing these recipes and discovering how to use my Varoma more than I ever thought I could!
You can see me making this loaf live on Facebook as well.
In the video, you’ll notice im using a really cool loaf tin called a Wunderform. It’s made of silicone, oven proof, fits inside the Varoma and the best thing of all is that the sides dismantle so you never have any issues getting the loaf out at the end!
Thermomix Varoma Wholemeal Bread
- 1 Tbsp unsalted butter
- 10g oats for dusting
- 10g semolina or polenta for dusting
- 250g whole spelt grain
- 250g water
- 1 heaped tsp dry active yeast (or 15g fresh yeast)
- 50g strong white bread flour
- 10g molasses or black treacle
- 10g balsamic vinegar
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 100g sunflower seeds (or any other seeds of your choice)
- Grease a loaf tin (no more than 20cm in length) with butter and dust with oats and polenta. Set aside.
- Place the whole spelt grain in the mixing bowl and grind 1 Min. / Speed 10. Transfer into a small bowl and set aside.
- Place the water and yeast in the mixing bowl then warm 1 Min. / 37°C / Speed 2. Add the ground spelt, strong white bread flour, molasses, balsamic vinegar, salt and sunflower seeds then mix 30 Sec. / Speed 3.
- Pour the mixture into the prepared tin and cover with clingfilm. Place the tin in the Varoma dish.
- Place 1000g water in the mixing bowl and fit the Varoma into place. Steam 50 Min. / Varoma / Speed 2 (Please note, if you are using a silicone loaf tin, increase the cooking time to 60 minutes).
- Remove the loaf tin and cling film. Leave to cool before slicing.