4.38 of 14

Spelt Bread I

Wheat allergies? Try spelt!
Servings24

Ingredients

  • 2 (.25 ounce) packages active dry yeast
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 7 cups spelt flour
  • 2 cups warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
  • 1 tablespoon salt

Steps

  1. 1Stir yeast and sugar, gradually adding warm water. Add about half the flour and the salt and beat well. Add the remainder of the flour gradually to acquire a stiff dough. It may require more or less than 7 cups.
  2. 2Knead 5 to 10 minutes until smooth and elastic.
  3. 3Put dough into a buttered bowl and turn once to butter surface. Cover with a towel and let rise until doubled, keeping it between 80 and 90 degrees F during the entire time of rising, about 2 hours.
  4. 4Punch down dough with your fist and divide into two parts. Knead and shape into 2 loaves and place into loaf pans. Cover again and allow dough to rise to top of pans.
  5. 5Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease two 9x5 inch loaf pans.
  6. 6Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 50 minutes.
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