In November my hubby bought me a Breville breadmaker oven. I know this may sound a tad weird but I think it is one of the best additions Ive ever had to my kitchen.
The things is what bread do I make? I played around with a few different flours.
I have never realy had white bread in the house so my kids dont realy know what white bread taste like.
I have always had a thing for grains and wholesome bread. My husband has had a bit of trouble with his stomach the past couple of years and we are in the process of eliminating different reasons for this. We still arnt 100% sure of the reason but our next option is trying to cut back on wheat products etc.
I have had a try at making organic spelt bread. I went to Mrs flannerys and got some wholemeal organic spelt flour. I googled the net for a recipe. I came across this recipe below, but I just halved the recipe as it makes a better size for my bread maker.
1¼ cups (310ml) warm water
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon honey
3 ½ cups (375g) organic spelt flour
1 tablespoon bread improver
2 teaspoons yeast
1 pinch sea salt
1. Mix together the water, oil, honey and egg. Place in pan of bread machine then add all the dry ingredients. Start the “white bread cycle” on bread machine.
This is the recipe I use for my Pizza bases...
Put ingredients into your bread machine in this order:
•1 cup warm water
•2 tablespoons olive oil
•1 tablespoon honey
•1.5 teaspoons sea salt
•3 cups sprouted spelt flour (or your favorite whole-grain flour, or bread flour)
•2.5 teaspoons active dry yeast
Set your machine for dough cycle (mine takes one hour and 50 minutes) and be sure to check about five minutes into kneading to make sure your dough is a smooth ball. You may need to add a little more water or a smidge more flour, depending.
Realy, realy nice with fresh shaved ham from the butcher, organic, preservative free feta, fresh olives and pesto all from your local farmers markets and I also add mushrooms, capsicum, zuccini and occasionally some oil free, reduced fat sundried tomatoes~Nice with a glass of red too. DELISH! (the Kids even like it ).
I LOVE SPELT bread. Im a total convert. In my opinion, it is a little like Sourdough. Its a heavier type of bread but so soft and spongy.
My favourite is a poached egg ( a tiny bit runny) on spelt bread. The egg kinda soaks into the bread without making it soggy...Yummmmm!
Spelt is not strictly gluten free but is easier to digest than wheat. So probably not real great for gluten intolerant people or ones with celiac disease. However, it is a great way to cut back on it. I actually feel better for eating it. My family realy love it too.
If you havnt tried it yet...You must. Bon appetit!
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