Roman Style Spelt Loaf
The idea is making your own bread is often daunting, and sounds time-consuming. But this recipe is beyond easy - and, in addition to an hour's proving time, can be done and dusted in about five minutes!
What's more, the ancient Spelt grain is considered healthier than its wheat cousin. It's a nutritious and ancient grain with a nutty flavor, and doesn't appear to cause sensitivities in many people who are wheat-intolerant.
Here's the recipe:
500g Wholegrain Spelt Flour
Half tsp Salt
1 tsp Quick yeast
1 tbsp clear honey
400ml Warm water
1 tbsp Non-Virgin Olive Oil
1) In a large bowl, mix together the flour, salt and quick yeast.
2) Dissolve the honey in the water and mix it into the flour.
3) While the dough is still craggy, add the oil and mix well.
4) Knead or work the dough for a few minutes, then divide between two 550g bread tins.
5) Cover and leave dough to rise for about 25 minutes in a warm place.
6) Bake in a preheated oven for around 30 minutes. Leave to call a little, then enjoy your first slice still warm!
You can also throw in some seeds, or/and walnuts, to give the bread added flavour and texture.
And there you have it! Trust us: you'll never buy bread again.