Einkorn Italian Sandwich Bread

Posted June 1, 2018 by Jennifer Schlegelmilch
Fill this herby, savory bread with your favorite sandwich meat and enjoy!



  • 2 cups Warm Water
  • 2 tablespoons Yeast
  • 2 tablespoons Honey
  • 7 1/2 cups Whole Grain Einkorn Flour
  • 1 cup All-Purpose Einkorn Flour
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Salt
  • Olive Oil To Taste
  • Garlic Powder To Taste
  • Italian Seasoning To Taste
  • Kosher Salt To Taste


1. Mix warm water, yeast, and honey in a large bowl and let rest for 5 minutes.


2. Add 5 cups of fresh ground einkorn flour and mix well.  Once combined, add in salt and olive oil and all purpose einkorn flour. Now add the remaining einkorn flour until the dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl.  Knead for 5 minutes.


3. Cover and raise in a bowl for 20 minutes.


4. Place a pizza stone on the top rack of the oven and pre-heat oven to 500 degrees F.


5. Turn the dough out on a floured surface and roll into a rectangle about a half of an inch thick.  Brush the entire surface of the dough with olive oil and sprinkle with garlic powered and Italian seasoning.  Cut the dough into rectangles with a pizza cutter.



6. Once the oven is heated, place the rectangles on parchment paper and sprinkle with kosher salt.  I like to use a dough scrapper to work with and move the dough.

7. Slide into the oven with a pizza paddle and bake for 6 minutes or until golden brown.

8. Remove from the oven and cool for five minutes. Cut this wonderful bread and make the sandwich of your dreams.

17 thoughts on “Einkorn Italian Sandwich Bread

  1. Margaret Ovitt

    This recipe looks wonderful, but I have two questions: what is the size of the rectangle?, and when you say to use a dough scraper to move the dough and then slide them into the oven with a pizza peel, are you placing all the squares on the peel? Or are you doing this in batches? It wasn’t clear to me. Thanks!

    1. Admin Post author

      Hi Margaret, thank you for the question. It looks like she moves each rectange onto parchement and bakes them all at once. You could try rolling it out on parchment to begin with. I don’t know how big the rectangle is, but if it’s about a half inch thick, it should be fine. It doesn’t need to be exact.

    1. Admin Post author

      Hi Susan, yes but the sifting is done by commercial equipment. You won’t be able to get true all-purpose in your home. You can, however, get something that more closely approaches all-purpose by doing some sifting.

    1. Beth

      Can I use all All-Purpose flour for this recipe by adjusting the einkorn by weight?

      96 grams whole wheat eknkorn =120 grams of all-purpose?

      Thank you,

      1. Admin Post author

        Hi Beth, I have never done a weight comparison, but you can substitute all-purpose flour. I’d just watch consistency.

    1. Admin Post author

      Hi April, if you have a regular sheet pan or round pizza pan, it’s fine. You’ll just want to watch it as it may affect bake time a little.

  2. Sarah

    Can I use freshly ground einkorn in place of the whole ground component? Sorry if that sounds like a stupid question as I’m new to working with freshly ground wheat

    1. Admin Post author

      Hi Sarah, yes you can. Sorry for the confusion. That is usually what we mean since we mill our flour fresh if we’re using whole grains.

    1. Admin Post author

      Hi Debi, I have done it with all freshly milled flour and I thought it turned out great. It may get slightly less of a rise, but we enjoyed it.

    1. Admin Post author

      Hi Valerie, all yeasted recipes can be adapted for sourdough, but it’s not a straight across substitution. I’d suggest checking out this link for help adapting recipes.

  3. Jamie

    Hello! Does this make 24 pieces that you slice for sandwich’s? Seems like a huge recipe! Just checking, this recipe looks delicious and I will try and make this soon!

    1. Admin Post author

      Hi Jamie, Yes, it will make 24 full sandwiches. You’re welcome to cut it down if you don’t need that many.


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