Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Spelt Oatmeal Bread (WF)

Wheat free bread is a staple in our house. This makes 2 loaves. Taken from this recipe.


2 cups boiling water
1 cup rolled oats
1/3 cup honey
2 tblsp butter
2 tsp salt
1 pkg active dry yeast
1/2 cup warm water
1 large egg
4 1/2 cups spelt flour

In bowl of mixer (fitted with dough hook), combine boiling water, oats, honey, butter and salt and let sit.

In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in 1/2 cup warm water (110 degrees) and a drip of honey. Let stand 10 minutes to proof.

Add yeast mixture to the bowl of a mixer and mix well. Add egg and mix, then add flour and mix until dough is smooth and elastic. If it's sticky, add more flour 1 tblsp at a time. Spelt flour is more delicate than wheat flour, so you need to be careful and not abuse it)

Lightly oil a large bowl and add dough, turning to coat with oil. Cover with a damp cloth and set aside to rise in a warm place until dough doubles, about 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 375.

Punch down dough, place on lightly floured surface, and divide into 2 balls. Form into loaves and place into 2 lightly oiled loaf pans. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise again for about 40 minutes (until doubled).

Bake about 30 minutes, until top of loaf is golden brown and sounds hollow when you thump it. Remove from loaf pans gently and let cool. If you like, you can top with a little melted honey and sprinkle with a few oats.

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