Submitted by: Amy Scrivnor
Prep Time: 1 Hour
Cook Time: 40 Minutes
Easy, less expensive homemade bread.
*1 packet of active, dry yeast should be used for this recipe. Bread machine instructions: Add ingredients to machine according to manufacturer's instructions. Bake on shortest cycle possible (not quick bread cycle). If loaf falls and craters during baking cycle, decrease water slightly next time.
Baking in the oven: Use same ingredients as above. Dissolve yeast in warm water with honey and oil. Add salt and 2 cups of spelt flour. Beat well for 3-4 minutes (it will be very sticky at this point). Cover with a damp cloth and let rise in warm place for approximately 30 minutes or until double in size. Add remaining flour, turning onto floured board to knead. Knead until smooth, adding flour if necessary. Place in oiled loaf pan and cover with damp cloth. Let rise in warm place until double in size (approximately 30 minutes). Bake at 350°F for 30-40 minutes or until golden brown.
I also made hamburger buns out of this. Instead of putting in a loaf pan, I divided them up and made balls out of them and put them in a pan - got about 12 buns.