I Heart Baking!

30 Mar

After buying a bag of wholegrain spelt flour over the weekend, I decided to enter the foray of baking my own bread this afternoon. With all my recent mishaps in the kitchen lately ( I have burnt everything from rice to spinach pies and pizza!), this could have been a lil’ bit of a disaster. But surprisingly, it turned out better than I could have imagined. Check out the evidence below, and if you’re like me, you might even be brave enough to give this a try ( It’s very, very simple!).

Ingredients:

500g Wholegrain Spelt flour ( I chose an organic brand)

1/2 tbsp sea salt

1tbsp yeast

1tbsp honey

400ml warm water

1tbsp rice bran oil ( the original recipe says olive oil, but I use rice bran for all the extra Vitamin E )

( This recipe has been adapted from the recipe on the back of the flour pack. Thank you Dove Farm Organics!)

Steps to a delicious spelt bread:

The first step is to mix the flour, yeast, and salt together in a bowl. Mixing in a heart shape is totally optional!

Once you have mixed the dry ingredients, dissolve the honey in the warm water, and stir in roughly. Next, in goes the oil – be very careful to mix this in thoroughly. This is where the trusty wooden spoon gets put to good use! Next comes the fun part….the kneading! Knead your dough for a few minutes, then put to rest inside your favorite cake or baking tin. Leave aside in a warm place for 25 mins to give the dough a chance to rise.

Once the dough has risen, it is ready for the oven. In a pre-heated oven with a temperature of 200 degrees, place your bread, to be baked to perfection for between 35-40 minutes.

Now you are ready to enjoy your labour of love! Take gently out of the oven, place on a cooling rack for a few minutes, then carefully cut and enjoy however you choose. I had mine with yummy wholegrain mustard and salad…delish!

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6 Responses to “I Heart Baking!”

  1. Cynthia March 30, 2011 at 10:45 pm #

    that is soooo delish looking 🙂 I made some kamut bread the other day and it was really filling, but want to try the spelt version. LOVE those photos!

    • Miss K March 31, 2011 at 12:27 pm #

      This is a lovely bread, make some if you can 🙂

  2. Elizabeth March 31, 2011 at 8:51 am #

    It looks good…. Now if you could just adapt that to a yeast free recipe….

    • Miss K March 31, 2011 at 12:26 pm #

      Just add more flour, and adjust your other ingredients accordingly, and don’t add the yeast. Too easy! 🙂

  3. Tracy April 1, 2011 at 9:15 am #

    Beautiful bread. Good for you taking it on after so many mishaps in the kitchen!

  4. P. Graham May 23, 2011 at 11:46 pm #

    That looks amazing!!!!

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