Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Wheat Free Whole Speltflour Bread

 After many, many failed attempts to make a wheat/gluten free loaf of bread, I finally did it! Hurray!! Here you see my two loafs rising in the oven. Looking pretty good so far.
 This is how much they rose and now it's time to bake them. This is a 100% organic spelt flour loaf of bread I cannot tell you how excited I was when I saw how much they rose. No one was allowed in my kitchen during the bread-making process :) I did not want to take the chance of someone bumping my stove.
 Fresh out of the oven. It looks beautiful. My husband could not wait to taste it.
 Well he had the first slice while it was still hot and loved it. We all had a taste and there wasn't a dissatisfied customer in the house. 
 Best of all,  my wheat and gluten allergy husband had absolutely no problems eating this bread. Thank you, Lord.
 Here is the recipe:

4 to 41/2 cups spelt flour ( I used organic)
1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt
2 1/2 teaspoons yeast

3/4 cup water
5/8 cup milk any kind ( I used water )
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons honey

Sift your 4 to 4 1/2 cups of  flour with the sea salt. I used a bread machine, but you can do this by hand if you like.
Place all your wet ingredients (water, milk, oil, honey) in your bread machine bread pan. Add the flour with the salt on top. With your finger make a little dent in the flour and add the yeast. Let your machine knead this dough for exactly 8 minutes. Turn off the machine and let your dough sit in your bread pan, in your machine for 45 minutes.
Take your dough out of the bread pan unto a lightly floured surface, knead and shape your dough for only 30 seconds and place into a greased bread pan. Cover with a thin cloth napkin and let rise for 50 minutes. I let my breads rise in the oven so that I just have to remove the napkins and turn on the oven. The less you have to move your bread pans the better your dough will rise. Bake at 350 for 45 to 50 minutes.

 Don't over knead your dough it will become sticky and gooey. When this happens just add a little more flour to your dough knead it a couple more times and then let it rise.

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