Finally! Yes, finally I took the courage to experiment a bit and create a simple, clean eating homemade bread that doesn’t require any special machinery or ingredients. I promise you it is dead easy and you need just literally 5 ingredients…… if you don’t count water.The main stars/ ingredients are spelt flour and quick yeast. I used Doves Farm Organic Wholegrain Spelt Flour and Doves Farm Quick Yeast.
Spelt flour is a cereal grain that is part of the wheat family and originates in central Europe and the Middle East. It has a similar appearance to wheat but is a different species and the flavor is sweet and nutty. It is frequently used to make bread, cookies and other delectable dishes that require flour to be used.
Spelt flour is rich in minerals such as phosphorus, magnesium, zinc, iron and copper. It is also high in Niacin and vitamin B3.
The benefits of choosing spelt flour over standard white flour are the essential vitamins and minerals needed for a healthy body and easy digestion. Due to the soluble fiber content in the spelt flour it is also known to be beneficial in lowering blood sugar levels and blood cholesterol. Are you sold yet? If so let’s get making this easy and clean eating homemade bread.
- 500 gr spelt flour
- 1 tsp quick yeast
- ½ tsp salt
- 400 ml warm water
- ⅓ cup sunflower seeds
- ⅓ cup pumpkin seeds
- Grease and lightly flour your bread/loaf tin.
- In a large bowl mix together the flour and yeast, then add salt, sunflower and pumpkin seeds.
- Create a well in the middle and gradually mix in the warm water while stirring. The dough should be sticky and wet, so don't add any extra flour.
- Cover the bowl with a tea towel and place somewhere nice and warm for 45 minutes to rise.
- Preheat oven to 220 and flour your work top.
- Take the bulked up dough out of the bowl and give it a good kneading for 10 minutes. The dough should still be sticky.
- Place the dough into your bread tin, sprinkle with some extra seeds and pop in the oven for 45 minutes.The loaf should be a light brown colour when ready
- Let it cool down before taking it out of the tin.
Eating a healthy diet is essential to living a healthy life. Taking good care of your health has to start from the inside and involves making good choices and positive decisions in regards to your health. You will be surprised how many people, who remove white flour from their diet, report that they immediately feel a physical improvement including an increased level of energy.
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