To make the above two loafs of spelt bread i used:
- 1Kg spelt flour
- 2 sachets (7or 5grms each ) of dried quick yeast
- 1 tablespoon full of fine marine salt
- 3 tablespoons of sunflower oils 1 tablespoon of sugar
- 650 mls of warm water
The process of making the bread i found quite easy. I placed the flour in a bowl and the dried yeast mixing this well, then I made a well and on on one wall side of the well I placed the salt, on the opposite wall the sugar, I then proceeded to add half of the water and the oil and mixing it with my had, and as it got dryer i kept adding more water until all was gone.
You should end up with a soft and very sticky dough, which then on a table top I squeezed and stretched repeatedly for around 20 minutes bringing it together every time i carried that motion, this is to get the gluten working well, finally I dusted another bowl with a little flour and placed the dough inside, covering this recipient with cling film, then a cloth finally inside a plastic carrier bag and placed it in the warmest place in my house for about 4 hours.
I returned to it later, removed coverings kneaded it again for about 3-4 minutes placed it in the baking tins pre-dusted with flour placing each tin inside a tied up plastic bag and than placed it in a warm oven (to get oven warm i switched it on for about 2 minutes and switched it off) and let them to rise again for around 40 minutes.
Than I removed the loafs preheated the oven for at 200 Celsius (also placed a little ramekin with a little water in the oven, helps making a crispier crust) and baked the bread for 40 minutes until golden brown and when knocked make a hollow sound, removed them from the oven placed them on a cooling rack until cold covered with a cloth.
See this recipe on my blog HERE picture HERE