I love bread! I had to figure out a way to be able to eat bread. So I started out eating Ezekiel bread but lets face it, that stuff can be expensive! I wanted to eat sandwiches, bread dipped in olive oil, toast in the morning but how? I had a bread machine but I don’t use processed flour anymore. So that was useless.
My in-laws started making bread using grains bought online. It tasted amazing!!!! So they were nice enough to buy my husband and I a grinder attachment to our Kitchen-aid mixer for our anniversary so we could do the same. Recipes started flying back and forth and I finally found my niche. Im gonna share it with you.
This bread tastes so good, if you taste restaurant bread or anything else, it doesn’t compare. Fresh is always better!
I buy my grains from Purcell Mountain Farms but you can find grains sometimes at your local store. I switch back and forth from Kamut Bread to Spelt Bread. They both taste good but I have to say I think my favorite is Kamut bread.
So lets get to it, shall we?
500g Kamut or Spelt grain
1 1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp yeast
1 tsp sugar (I use Succant)
300ml warm water
1 tbsp olive oil
Start out by adding your warm water to your mixer bowl and mix in your yeast. Let it sit until the mixture starts to activate and your mixture looks foamy.
While you let that sit, grind your grain, it usually takes a little while.
Add your sugar, salt and olive oil to your yeast mixture.
Once your grain is turned into flour, add it to your wet ingredients. Place your bowl in your kitchen-aid mixture and add your dough hook. Mix until it forms your dough.
Form your dough into an oval shape and coat it in olive oil, letting it sit in the mixing bowl for 1 hour or until its doubled in size.
Once the hour is up, turn your mixture on the lowest speed with the dough hook still attached and let the dough knead for 8 minutes.
Remove your dough and form it to fit your bread pan and cover it with plastic wrap. Let it sit in the bread pan for 20-30 minutes until doubled in size.
Turn oven on 400 degrees. Bake for 25-30 minutes until top is golden brown.
xoxo ~ Cheyenne