Wholemeal Spelt Bread

Ingredients

  • 500g Doves Farm Organic Wholemeal Spelt Flour
  • 1 tsp Doves Farm Quick Yeast
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 350ml tepid water
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • oil, for tin

Method

  1. Put the flour, yeast, sugar, and salt into a large bowl and blend them together.
  2. Stir in the water, and when everything looks craggy and lumpy, stir in the oil. Using your hands gather everything together into a doughy mass.
  3. Knead the dough for 100 presses, in the bowl or on a work surface.
  4. Cover the dough bowl with a large upturned mixing bowl and leave it in a warm place, for the dough to double in size, which will take about an hour.
  5. Brush oil around the inside of a 1kg/2lb loaf tin.
  6. Knead the dough for another 100 presses.
  7. Shape the dough and put it into your prepared tin.
  8. Cover the tin with the large upturned mixing bowl and leave it to rise in a warm place for 35 minutes.
  9. Pre-heat the oven.
  10. Remove the bowl and bake the loaf for 40 minutes.
  11. Turn the bread out of the tin, tap the base and if it sounds hollow the bread is cooked.
  12. Leave to cool on a wire rack.