Early Morning Baking

I gave up trying to sleep and got up at 4.15 this morning - and by 5.30 I had this spelt loaf made from scratch and out of the oven to cool!

It smells deLISHus - today is definitely NOT a fasting day. My Dad gave me the recipe last week and this is the second one I've made. I can't tell you how well it keeps because we ate all the first one within two days! It's densely-textured, nutty-tasting, crisply-crusted and SO easy to make. Here's the recipe if you fancy having a go yourself

500g Spelt flour
pinch salt
10g fast action dried yeast
couple of generous handfuls nuts/seeds
500ml warm water

Stir all the dry ingredients together with one hand, throw in all the water at once, keep stirring to combine everything. Plop the resulting mud pie into a greased loaf tin and bake for one hour at 200c, then take out of the tin and place directly on the oven shelf for another five minutes to finish.

That's it!

Enjoy :o)