All posts tagged: organic flour

Spelt Bread

Spelt Bread This year for my birthday I received a beautiful artisan rising basket, and a kilo of small batch milled spelt. The basket is made out of one long piece of wicker that is coiled together to make a round bowl shape. After preparing the dough, it is put into the basket for a slow rise of 6 hours. And just like magic, when you turn out the dough and stick it in the oven, it keeps the lovely pattern from the rising basket. Not only does it look fantastically impressive, it tastes amazing too! If you dont have a rising basket (get one!) you can just prove the bread as normal in a regular bowl.   _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 550-600g organic spelt flour 150ml cold water 250ml organic yoghurt 1 sachet easy bake yeast (or 7g) pinch of salt _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________   Tip your flour, yeast and salt into a large bowl and make a well in the middle. Pour the water and yoghurt into the hole. Combine the ingredients by gathering more and more flour …

Wholewheat Focaccia with Whole Garlic, Lemon and Balsamic Onions

Wholewheat Focaccia with Whole Garlic, Lemon and Balsamic Onions I am the very happy owner of a super Panasonic bread machine. I prefer to make and eat homemade bread, made with locally processed organic flours, but I also like to free up some valuable time, so getting a machine to kneed, rise and bake the bread for me is a kitchen revelation! This recipe is a very simple Focaccia recipe that can be made by hand or via your bread machines dough setting. I have made this particular recipe using 50% wholewheat for a little extra nutrient value, but if you prefer the more authentic version, simply make with 100% strong white flour and reduce cooking time by 5 min. ____________________________________________________________________________________ Focaccia dough ½ tsp dry yeast 150g strong white organic flour 150g strong wholewheat organic flour 1 tbsp olive oil, plus extra for greasing 1tsp salt 170ml water . Focaccia Topping 1 small onion (red or white) 1 tsp balsamic vinegar 2 tbsp olives 6 cloves of garlic, skins left on 2 sprigs of …