Recipe: Honey & Wholemeal Spelt Loaf

This recipe is really VERY simple, but the result is quite something. For such a basic loaf the flavour and the texture are great and even someone with the most basic exposure to baking could attempt to bake it. Sorry for the delay in getting it up.

 

: Honey & Wholegrain Spelt Loaf

An easy to make, but tasty, alternative loaf

Ingredients

  1. 500gr Wholegrain Spelt Flour
  2. 1 Tablespoon of Honey
  3. 1 package of Fast-Acting Yeast
  4. 400ml Warm Water
  5. 1/2 Teaspoon of Salt
  6. 1 Tablespoon of Olive Oil

Instructions
Set the oven to 200 C  (180C For Fan Ovens)

  1. Mix the flour, salt and yeast in a large bowl
  2. Dissolve the honey in the arm water and mix it into the dry ingredients
  3. While the dough is still rough, add the oil and then mix well
  4. Knead the dough for a few minutes and then divide it between two 500gr bread tins
  5. Cover them and leave then for around 25 minutes to prove
  6. Bake in a pre-heated oven for 40-45 minutes

Preparation time: 15 minute(s)

Cooking time: 45 minute(s)

4 :  ★★★★☆ 1 review(s)

 

It’s Pancake Tuesday Tomorrow: Time To Make The Pancake Batter

The key, in my mind, feature of a good pancake batter is that it is made either the day before or the morning of the pancake making. Back in 2008 I made this somewhat basic but still useful How To Make Pancake Batter Video for the now (sadly) defunct Our Grannies’ Recipes website.

How To Make Traditional Pancake Batter
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It is really a very simple mix, and here is the recipe. Tomorrow, I’ll post the Cooking the Pancake video.

Recipe: A Traditional Pancake Batter

Summary: A good batter should be made at least a few hours in advance

Ingredients

    • 4oz of Self Raising Flour
      half a pint of full-fat milk
      1 medium egg (I prefer free range)
      A pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. Thoroughly mix the ingredients together in a bowl using a whisk (make sure to completely mix the ingredients as lumps will ruin a good pancake). 
  2. Pour the mix into a jug and allow to stand at the very least for a few hours.
  3. Cook in a shallow frying pan over a low to medium heat for 3-4 minutes, depending in your personal taste.

Quick Notes

This recipe was featured in Our Grannies’ Recipes, a book I edited for Mercier Press in 2008. The book was a crowdsourced collection of Irish recipes.

Cooking time (duration): 5

Diet type: Vegetarian

Number of servings (yield): 8

Meal type: dessert

Culinary tradition: Irish

My rating: 5 stars: ★★★★★

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