I recently invited some of my boys friends over and we did a little cooking together. I decided that I wanted them to try baking bread. It got a little messy with 6 kids in the kitchen with a bag of flour, but guess what? We all survived, the kitchen got cleaned up and we all ate some delicious bread. The kids were proud of their accomplishment – and I was too! Here is the copy of the recipe we used. It is a quick bread to put together and requires no time to let rise. It was a perfect beginner recipe.
Easy Peasy Spelt Bread
- 4 1/2 cup light spelt flour
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 3/4 cup plain yogurt full fat
- 1/4 cup local honey
- Preheat oven to 400 F. In a large bowl, whisk together 4 ¼ c of the flour with baking soda and salt. In a small bowl, mix yogurt and honey, and then combine with dry ingredients. Stir until the dough comes together; it will be very soft and floppy. Spread the remaining ¼ c flour on your work surface and, with floured hands, roll the dough into a rough ball. Place it on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and gently flatten with your palm to create a disc measuring about 6 inches in diameter. With a sharp knife, slash an X across the surface and sprinkle with any remaining flour. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown on top and a tester you’ve inserted comes out clean. Let cool on a rack. Alternatively, divide the dough into 2 smaller disks and bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Enjoy!