Weigh the above ingredients into the bread-maker pan.
Put the bread pan in the bread-maker and mix on ‘pizza’ setting (Panasonic) or any ‘dough-only’ only setting for 6 minutes. This is purely for the function of mixing the ingredients to a ball, no proving required. Don’t leave for the whole dough cycle, just long enough for the machine to mix all the ingredients well together into a ball.
Remove the mixing blade (as swiftly as possible, the dough is quite sticky!)
Close the lid of the machine and leave for about 8 hours (I do it overnight).
After 8 hours (for example, when you come into the kitchen in the morning), set the bread-maker to ‘bake only’, for 1 hr.
In 1 hour you’ll have a freshly baked spelt sourdough loaf. Leave to cool and enjoy.
If you don’t have a bread-maker, you can mix the ingredients by hand, kneading the dough only enough to get a nice ball of dough. Leave to rise overnight in a bowl, covered by cling film. The next morning, bake in the oven.