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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