Hello you, I am thinking about asking you something this morning.
Did you ever bake your own bread?
I was making bread this morning,it takes place of my daily routine, and I though about reasons I love to do that. It is such a satisfying and stress relieve process..feeling the dough between your fingers, kneading it over and over, seeing it grow, smell of fresh bread and taste of hot bread with butter...
If you never baked your bread (and doing it in a bread machines doesn't count) this is a great recipe for starters. It is really simple, you just can't fail with it, and it is really tasty.
Please let me know if you try to make it, I want to hear about your experience.
Simple Spelt Bread
7g dried yeast
2ts sea salt
400g spelt flour (and some extra for sprinkling)
Put water in a large mixing bowl with the yeast and whisk until it has dissolved. Add salt, flour and sugar and mix into a soft dough. Knead well on a floured surface for a couple of minutes. You should have a firm dough. Sprinkle with flour, covert with a clean tea towel and leave to prove in a warm place for 1 hour, or until the dough has doubled in size.
Punch down the dough, sprinkle with flour and place on the prepared baking tray.Cower with the tea towel again and leave to prove in a warm place for 1 hour, or until the bread has doubled in size.
Preheat the oven to 240C. Dip a sharp knife in a cold water and make 1 diagonal cut on top of bread. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 min, or until golden brown.