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Simple Spelt Bread Recipe | occasionallyeggs.com

Simple Spelt Bread Recipe

An easy spelt bread recipe, made with 100% whole grain spelt flour, for the perfect sandwich bread. You're just over two hours away from homemade bread, and about 10 minutes of active kitchen time.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Rising Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 1 loaf

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons yeast one package
  • 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup
  • 1 cup non-dairy milk
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 1/2 - 3 1/2 cups whole sprouted spelt flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Put the water and honey into a large bowl, or the bowl of your stand mixer. Sprinkle the yeast over it and let it sit for ten minutes. It should bubble up. If it doesn't your yeast is dead, and you need to get new stuff.
  2. Add the milk, olive oil, 2 cups of the flour, and the salt. Stir until a wet dough forms.
  3. Add the remaining flour 1/2 cup at a time, kneading, until a springy dough forms. It should be quite smooth and not really sticky. If you're using a stand mixer, use the dough attachment for this.
  4. Place the dough into a large greased bowl and cover with a tea towel. Let it rise in a warm place for one hour, or until doubled in size (see photo). This is called proofing.
  5. When the dough has risen, punch it down gently and put it in a greased standard-size loaf pan. Let this rise again for half an hour longer. While it's rising, heat your oven to 350F.
  6. Bake the bread for about 45 minutes, or until it's golden and sounds hollow when tapped. Cool slightly before cutting. You can sprinkle a little flour on top before baking for extra prettiness.