Since we couldn’t find any Spelt Panko, we started a project to make our own. We took a detour through some interesting Japanese culinary history, learned to bake a new kind of bread and wound up with a great dish, Pork Tonkatsu
Spelt Panko Recipe30-40 minutes
Makes: about 6 cups
1 loaf of Spelt Japanese Milk Bread
- Cut the crusts off a loaf of Japanese Milk Bread (they are a nice treat in themselves). Shred the crumb on a box grater or on the shredding attachment of a food processor. Don’t use the metal blade of your food processor or a blender: you would risk making the crumbs too fine; you want flakes.
- Spread the crumbs on a couple of sheet pans and put in a 300F oven. It will take 15–20 minutes until the crumbs are dry enough. Store in a tightly closed container in a cool place.