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Spelt Bread - #BreadBakers

An easy and simply delicious bread made with Spelt, an ancient grains flour. Spelt bread has a sweet and nutty taste. It is soft and moist, and is perfect toasted.
Prep Time 3 hrs 20 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 3 hrs 45 mins
Servings 1
Author Hostess At Heart

Ingredients

  • 1 cup warm water non-chlorinated
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • 2 1/3 cups whole grain spelt flour plus additional for dusting
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons instant yeast

Instructions

  • Put one cup of water in a large bowl and heat it in the microwave until warmed. Add honey and stir until combined. Stir in butter and salt and when combined, stir in 2 cups of flour and the yeast. Stir briskly with a wooden spoon. Add more flour until dough comes together. It is a sticky dough, but you will want to be able to handle it. Turn it out on a floured surface and knead for 5 minutes, adding additional flour if necessary, until smooth and elastic.
  • Put dough in a well oiled bowl, turning once to coat both sides. Cover and allow dough to raise in a warm area for 2 hours.
  • Shape dough and put in a well greased 8 x 4 loaf pan. Cover and allow to raise for 1 hour.
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees F for 25 to 35 minutes. Bread will sound hollow when tapped.
  • Remove from the bread pan and allow to cool completely on a cooling rack before slicing.

Notes

Prep time includes inactive raising time.
Recipe adapted from http://www.asplashofvanilla.com/

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 1415kcal | Carbohydrates: 237g | Protein: 44g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 1196mg | Potassium: 143mg | Fiber: 41g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 525IU | Iron: 14mg
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