Now if you're like me and you can't eat wheat but LOVE fresh bread you need this spelt bread in your life. It's just as easy as usual bread but never annoys my moody stomach. This is what you need:
- 500g spelt flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon quick yeast
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 300ml warm water
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
Firstly, shove all the dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl and give it a good stir then stick in the oil and warm water, stir it with a wooden spoon until the dough is together enough to knead on a floured work surface. Keep kneading until it's lovely and smooth, then bung it back in the bowl, cover it in a tea towel and leave to rising somewhere warm for about an hour.
Once the dough is roughly twice the size, knead again for a few minutes and pack it into an oiled loaf tin. Leave it to rise under a tea towel again for 30 minutes or so and get it straight into a preheated oven for 40 minutes. By this time it'll smell super delicious and you'll have to get it out and try to leave it to cool before tucking in.
This spelt bread is particularly good still warm and with the lemon curd I wrote about, see the post here.