Bread from spelt flour

Bread from spelt flour
Makes: 1 loaf
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  • 10 gr dried yeast
  • 320 gr water
  • 7 gr salt
  • 500 gr spelt flour
  • 25 gr honey
  • 10 gr butter
  1. Warm the water until lukewarm. Pour the water in a bowl, add the yeast and mix well. Let the yeast wake up for 5 min.
  2. Add spelt flour, the salt, honey and butter. Knead the dough until elastic and smooth.
  3. Let the dough rise, covered with cling film, in a lightly oiled clean bowl, until doubled in size in a draft free spot, about 90 min.
  4. Grease a cake tin and line the base with baking paper.
  5. Knead the dough briefly, shape it and place it in the tin. Make an incision along the top.
  6. Let the bread prove, in a draft free spot and covered with cling film, until doubled in size, about 90 min.
  7. Preheat the oven to 180˚C.
  8. Bake the bread for 30 min or until golden and done.
  9. remove the bread from the tin and let it cool on a wire rack before slicing.
Stuff to know
The water is at the right temperature when it is not hot nor cold to the touch.
To test to see if the bread is done, tap the bottom. A hollow sound should occur.
Preferably, use special bread flours when making bread.
Make individual buns.
Add walnuts.
Brush the top of the bread with water and coat with sesame seeds or oats before proofing.