Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Spelt Bread



Here at home we have bread twice a day.


For breakfast and for evening dinner.
I remember after getting married and comming here to live, and saw everybody eating bread for breakfast and for dinner, except on weekends, then we have bread in the afternoon and i make a cosy dinner so that we can open up a bottle of wine with the food.

So seeing here bread , I was like WHAT at home back in India we only ate bread when we were sick. I am talking about when i was at home, which was years, years, years a,d years ago. Now the eating habbits have changed there also.
Really the time when we had bread at home was when we were sick.

You should know that in India we always have warm food for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

So when I rang home and told everybody that I am eating bread twice a day they were really sorry for me.
But I got used to it and I enjoy my different variety of bread. Especially if i make them at home.


Which I mostly do. Unless if it is holidays for my daughter, then I have no time to make bread as one is busy doing other things.


Have to admitt nothing beats home made bread.


When I make bread I always use spelt flour , more informations here.
If I use normal bread flour it is difficult for digestion for hubby dear, so years ago we changed to spelt flour .
The main reason I started making bread at home was this, as spelt bread was really difficult to get from the bakers and also very expensive. So making them at home was the solution if we wanted to have them. Now i think it is available everywere.



Long Spelt bread

Priay of Priya's Easy N Tasty Recipes tagged me to bake a bread for The Worldwide Blogger Bake off Challenge.


In my draft these bread have been there fro months, i had taken the pictures when i was making round and long shaped bread, so thought I will post them both for this good cause.

Breadline Africa is a South African-based charity that is seeking to put a lasting end to poverty South Africa (and further afield in Africa) by breaking the cycle of poverty and helping communities to achieve long-term self-sustainability. Breadline Africa was founded in 1993 when a group of community and social workers in South Africa (who had first-hand knowledge of the uniquely African problems that they faced) formed an alliance with like-minded colleagues in Europe (who were well-placed to source donations in valuable foreign currency). Armed with this unique combination of skills, Breadline Africa has been able to raise funds in Europe and use their local knowledge to identify which small, ground-level projects in Africa are most likely to succeed with a financial boost.

On Blog Action Day, Breadline Africa launched their Worldwide Blogger Bake-Off Campaign.. The aim is to raise $1 million in funds for a project to convert shipping containers into locations for food production and distribution in Africa. It is hoped that these sustainable community kitchens will not only provide food such as bread and soup to those in need, but also opportunities for skills development within poor communities. Bloggers can download the Blogger Bake off Widget n tag five other bloggers to do this challenging bake off..

Sending this to YeastSpotting. You should all do for a visit to Wild Yeast, there is such a huge variety of bread there.

Round Spelt bread

Now here is the recipe for splet bread.
I buy my splet flour from a farmers oraganosation shop. The recipe is written in their bags and I have been using this recipie from the start.

250 gm brown spelt flour
250 gm white spelt flour
7 gm yeast
320 ml water
15 gm butter
10 gm salt.

Mix all the ingridients and mix for 10 minutes untill you have a soft ball.

Put the dough in a bowl and cover with the cling film and keep in a warm place for 1 hour or untill it has doubled up.

Take the dough punch out a bit and shape into a ball and keep in a Greased and floured abread pan and leave the dough covered in a warm place for
another 50 minutes.
Preeat the oven to 200°c and bake for 50 minutes.
To check if the bread is baked you just have to knovh with you knuckle , it should sound hollow.
If you have a bread machine look to the instruction in the book and make them.

53 comments:

Purva Desai said...

Thats really gr8 you bake the bread at home.....splet bread looks inviting and very fluffy

AnuSriram said...

That looks perfect! Somehow, i dont get it right making at home...

Ann said...

Its a great pleasure to see bread right from oven..your bread looks tempting and yes,very much Professional

Arundathi said...

how cool - you bake your own bread all the time - and how healthy to always use spelt. very cool.

Cham said...

Looks beautiful the bread :)

Rosie said...

H.C. that really is a lovely spelt loaf - you are such a great baker!!

Great entry for such a worthy cause :)

Rosie x

Pam said...

I love fresh baked bread any time. It's one of my very favorite foods.

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

wwoooow...so tempting...love fresh homemade bread.

Priya said...

Wow wat a healthy Bread...thanks for baking a bread..i was sure that u will come up with something quite different...Prefectly baked splet bread...

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Bread has come out really well... Splet and healthy then definitely opt in and eat healthy and grow healthy...

Pallavi said...

Wow.. Looking at this is making me really hungry for bread now.

Sujatha said...

wow, you make your own bread! I scare away from baking and great bakers like you tempt me always.. Hope I start my baking adventure soon :) Bread looks perfect!

Varsha Vipins said...

luks delicious..lovely happpy..:)

bee said...

that is fantastic. i made spelt bread once and loved it. spelt, i believe, in an ancient cousin of wheat.

Vaishali said...

I could eat bread any time of day. The spelt bread looks delicious and perfect, Happy!

Sireesha said...

Bread looks perfect and fluffy...

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

What a totally gorgeous loaf! and what a really interesting look at when cultures eat breads!!

srikars kitchen said...

Looks perfect & professional...

Laavanya said...

Wow.. that looks awesome... & so round too.

How To Eat A Cupcake said...

Wow NICE bread! :D

Darius T. Williams said...

Never tried making bread before - but this looks rather perfect!

-DTW
www.everydaycookin.blogspot.com

Snooky doodle said...

wow there s nothing better than homemade bread. and nothing makes you feel more welcome than smelling freshly baked bread. Unfortunetly I ma loser in bread making :( this lbread looks wonderful .

sowmya said...

bread has really come out well...looks great..

Maris said...

I love bread! I could easily eat it twice a day. Your spelt bread sounds great - I made my first yeast bread recently and can't wait to try more kinds!

jayasree said...

You are a pro in baking bread. Bread has rose beatifully. True abt eating bread when u fall sick. As u said things are changing here too.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Even I was like you,ate bread only if sick,and now as lifestyle changed we too have bread often and but still not baking at home...
But u are great as you changed urself that u bake your own bread!!
Looks awesome and filling!

Cakelaw said...

This looks lovely Happy Cook - I love a fresh crusty loaf.

Rachel said...

love the crusty bread

Roopa said...

I hope you got my comment?

Yasmeen said...

Hearty bread for a worthy cause:)

ranji said...

wow!!thats one lovely delicious bread...even my tastes have changed since marriage...we eat bread too almost everyday...this one looks damn tempting...good one :)

DEESHA said...

that looks perfect .. Yes I do remember those days when we ate bread only during sickness .. its still the same with my hubby, he really doesnt like eating bread for breakfast

Adlak's tiny world said...

bread looks perfect and awesome dear.

Teresa Cordero Cordell said...

HappyCook, one of these days I'll learn to make bread as good as yours. I'm still scared of yeast. Have a magnificent holiday weekend.

Cilantro said...

Looks perfect. Nice and healthy. It is a great satisfaction to have homemade bread. Great entry for a noble cause.

raaji said...

It really is so wonderful.how well and high it rose.....lovely

kamala said...

WOw U bake ur bread everyday..No chance for me..I am too Lazy..looks wonderful

Vibaas said...

Round spelt bread looks cute. i've heard of this, but never tried it. I bet it's good. I was the same way as you - always associated bread with fever :-)

Mrs Ergül said...

I have recently spotted some spelt flour selling in the baking suppliers store that I frequent. But I have not tried baking with it before. I will keep your recipe in mind for future use!

Vcuisine said...

Very professional F. Viji

Uma said...

Oh, wow! what a perfect beautiful and delicious bread!

Dhanggit said...

Here in France we have bread four times a day lol :-) My hubby and daughter love bread! Anyways this spelt bread is spellbounding!! Looks perfect and crust hmmm, yummy! It's been a while i havent bake a bread. Well I'm so glad to be back dear...

Bombay-Bruxelles said...

You're a great baker!! Do you use a bread maker - if yes, which one??

Sunshinemom said...

We do not get spelt flour here, but after having read the Biblical reference, I feel this bread is the best possible for the cause! They have both risen so well. Just perfect!

Yes, it was like that when I was a kid too - we would have bread only when we were sick, that and horlicks:)

Happy cook said...

Thankyou all for your feedbacks. I really didn't had time to reply to everyone.
Bombay-Brussels. I do have a bread machine, but i think ( personal opinion) when you make them in the machine, the bread is too heavy and compressed. It is panasonic.

Sunshinemom yeah i remember the horlicks, well that i used to love, not with the milkjust to take them in the spoon and eating them from the bottle :-)

anudivya said...

Nice! I tried once with spelt...

Susan/Wild Yeast said...

Thank you for sending this beautiful and healthy loaf to YeastSpotting!

Bharti said...

That bread looks gorgeous! I still have to figure out white spelt. This is the second time I have seen a blogger use it, but I haven't come across it in a store yet.

Shaheen said...

That is a HUGE loaf. Look great. Coincidentally I'm baking bread today. Waiting for it to rise just a little bit more!

Aparna said...

Your loaf is so perfect. You really should post more of your breads, HC.

siree said...

Hi, is there any substitute for white spelt flour ?can we use whole wheat flour or any other flour ?

siree said...

Hi, is there any substitute for white spelt flour ?can we use whole wheat flour or any other flour ?

Finla said...

Siree you can use anyother flour for this bread.