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Whole Grain Spelt Bread - Part 1: Dough Making

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Spelt bread or bread made with spelt flour has a sweet and naturally nutty flavor and is a real treat. This whole grain spelt recipe is leavened with sourdough starter. It is to make and surprisingly light for a whole grain bread. Spelt is known for its health benefits.
Ingredients
  Spelt flour 530 Gram (About 5 Cups Well Fluffed Up)
  Water 350 Gram (1 + 0.5 Cups)
  Salt 10 Gram (1 + 0.5 Tsp)
  Honey/2 tablespoon agave 3 Tablespoon
  Sourdough 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
Directions

In a bowl add the water, agave and the sourdough starter.
In another bowl mix the flour with the salt and mix.
Transfer the flour to the water in the other bowl and mix well.
Cover it with plastic wrap and let it sit for an hour.
Dust the dough and your hands a little with flour and separate the dough from the sides of the bowl by using either your hands or a dough scraper dipped in water. (So that the dough doesn’t stick)
Pick it up and stretch it. Be careful not to stretch it to a breaking point.
Fold it in and pat down.
Stretch again from the other side, fold in and pat down.
Cover with plastic. Let it sit for another half hour.
Repeat the stretch and fold technique again.
Cover and let it sit overnight.

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Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Servings: 
18
In part 2 of the video series on making the perfect spelt bread, it is now time to prepare the dough for baking and bake the bread. Watch the video carefully and you will know how to bake the bread to perfection. Once you have mastered the art, you will never ever buy bread from a store again! Enjoy!

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2 Comments

foodpsychologist's picture
Thanks for the recipe for such a healthy bread ! Could you please state the health benefits of spelt bread ?
bahuja2001's picture
Hey Breadtopia, Thanks for sharing such a delicious and healthy recipe. Nutty flavor is an added advantage to have this treat for my kids on daily basis.