Saturday, 25 June 2011

Spelt Bread Easy Recipe

To make the above two loafs of spelt bread i used:


1Kg spelt flour
2 sachets (7or 5grms each ) of dried quick yeast
1 tablespoon full of fine marine salt
3 tablespoons of sunflower oils
1 tablespoon of sugar
650 mls of warm water

The process of making the bread i found quite easy. I placed the flour in a bowl and the dried yeast mixing this well, then I made a well and on on one wall side of the well I placed the salt, on the opposite wall the sugar, I then proceeded to add half of the water and the oil and mixing it with my had, and as it got dryer i kept adding more water until all was gone.

You should end up with a soft and very sticky dough, which then on a table top I squeezed and stretched repeatedly for around 20 minutes bringing it together every time i carried that motion, this is to get the gluten working well, finally I dusted another bowl with a little flour and placed the dough inside, covering this recipient with cling film, then a cloth finally inside a plastic carrier bag and placed it in the warmest place in my house for about 4 hours.

I returned to it later, removed coverings kneaded it again for about 3-4 minutes placed it in the baking tins pre-dusted with flour placing each tin inside a tied up plastic bag and than placed it in a warm oven (to get oven warm i switched it on for about 2 minutes and switched it off) and let them to rise again for around 40 minutes.

Than I removed the loafs preheated the oven for at 200 Celsius (also placed a little ramekin with a little water in the oven, helps making a crispier crust) and baked the bread for 40 minutes until golden brown and when knocked make a hollow sound, removed them from the oven placed them on a cooling rack until cold covered with a cloth.

 I love the smell of fresh baked bread is fantastic, this bread was the best one so far... consistency slightly elastic it bounces back when pushed, nice formation of bubbles, dense yet light, nice fresh or toasted...and a wonderful crispy crust (for those who like, for less crispy do not put ramekin with water in the oven)

Happy baking!!!


Manu said...

This bread looks delicious! And I too love the smell of fresh baked bread in the house!!! It always makes me hungry! :-)

Tina @flourtrader said...

This bread texture looks awesome. Nothing like a tall rising, fluffy loaf of bread. Thanks for sharing-Yum!

Natasha said...

I would like a slice of this with strawberry jam. ;) I agree with Manu: there are few things as good as the smell of freshly baked bread in the house. I can eat an entire loaf!

Anonymous said...

Looks delicious! I love fresh baked bread!

briarrose said...

Yum....nothing beats bread fresh out of the oven.

Luís Coelho said...

É sempre bom saber e numa hora de recreio podemos preparar uma boa merenda.

Voltarei aqui mais vezes e espero pela tua visita.

Neela Rufus said...

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