Health benefits of Spelt Crackers
- Spelt an ancient variety of wheat with a subtle nutty and sweet flavour. It is high in fibre, B vitamins, and minerals such as copper, iron, zinc, magnesium, and phosphorus. Spelt is highly water-soluble and considered to be easy to digest.
- Flaxseeds are high in fibre and omega-3 fatty acids, and phytochemicals called lignans. Flaxseed is commonly used to improve digestive health or relieve constipation. Eating flaxseeds can also support lowering total blood cholesterol and the “bad” LDL cholesterol levels, which may reduce heart disease risk.
- 2 tbsp flax seeds
- 6 tbsp room temperature water
- 1/2 cup hot water
- 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 2 cups of wholemeal spelt flour
- 2 tbsp poppy seeds
- 1 tsp salt
- Soak 2 tbsp of flax seeds in 6 tbsp of room temperature water for 10 minutes, then drain any excess water.
- Preheat the oven to 160C.
- In a large bowl, mix together the wholemeal spelt flour, salt and soaked flax seeds.
- Add the hot water and olive oil and shape into a dough ball.
- On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough as thinly as possible and transfer it to a baking tray.
- Use a pizza cutter to score the dough, sprinkle with the poppy seeds and bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes or until the dough is golden and crisp.