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Spelt Bread 

Spelt bread is similar to bread made with normal bread flour but has a sweet, nutty flavour.

This recipe makes a 750g loaf.

Ingredients

500g white spelt flour
1 1/2 teaspoons instant yeast
10g (2 teaspoons) bread improver
10g (2 teaspoons) salt
5g (2 teaspoons) sugar
20ml (1 tablespoon) of oil
300 ml of water

Method

Place all ingredients except water into a bowl. Beat with mixer while slowly adding water. Beat for about 10 minutes until dough becomes firm. If dough is sticky add some more flour till firm.
Cover bowl with a teatowel or plastic wrap and leave in a warm place until dough doubles in size -- usually about 20 - 30 minutes.
Punch dough down to remove all air pockets.
Shape and place in suitable loaf tin.
Allow to rise again.
Cook in a hot oven (200C) until brown. Hint: loaf is cooked if it sounds hollow when tapped.