Baking spelt bread


One of the things we love most about Waldorf playgroup is the beautiful bread. The nourishing scent of the dough as we work it with our hands. The delicious smell of the freshly baked bread spread with butter. And of course how wonderful it tastes!

The recipe we use is from our lovely Waldorf school:

2 cups wholemeal Spelt flour
a pinch of salt
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp honey
1 tsp dried yeast
150 ml warm water

Sometimes we make the dough together, or I might prepare it while they play. We start by combining the first five ingredients before slowly and gradually pouring in the warm water. After mixing well, I knead the dough for around five minutes.

bread3We leave the dough covered in a bowl to rise for an hour. Then the magic happens *wink*
The children and I knead and shape the dough into rolls. If we are patient enough we will let the dough rise again for a little while, otherwise it is straight into the oven to bake for around 10 minutes at 200°C (390°F).
We then spread lovely butter on the rolls.  And enjoy our fresh bread with fruit the children have chopped. Delicious!
Happy baking, Kelly
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  • Reply Kim April 14, 2015 at 5:02 am

    This was always one of my favourite parts in our Waldorf playgroup 🙂

  • Reply Bek @ Just For Daisy April 14, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    Yummy! And love bread as it’s so easy for children to do the whole thing by themselves! 🙂

  • Reply Zena April 14, 2015 at 10:29 pm

    Your children are so delightful. Oh I miss our morning bread making with the children at our old Waldorf Playgroup. The biodynamic bread and organic butter was just heavenly! I live in the Snowy Mountains by the way. I moved from Newtown, Sydney 8 years ago. Yes I would love to have a cuppa if you live nearby xx

  • Reply Sara @ Happiness is here April 15, 2015 at 10:34 am

    I have never made bread with the girls but it’s something we should try!

  • Reply Kate April 16, 2015 at 7:47 am

    This totally warms my heart reading this. I really want to make it, curl up and devour it. Hahaha

  • Reply Chelsea April 19, 2015 at 8:04 pm

    Mmmmm looks delicious!!! My boys love making bread and pizza dough, they always get so excited!!

  • Reply Polly June 5, 2015 at 10:39 am

    My children and I have been making this bread regularly for the last month and it is fool-proof! Thankyou so much for posting the recipe. 🙂

    • Reply Kelly June 15, 2015 at 2:36 pm

      I’m so glad to hear it is working well for you – it is our favourite bread recipe for sure!

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