Dinner Bread on the Fly (Soda Bread)

Dinner Bread on the Fly (Soda Bread)

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Ingredients

  • 3 cups whole spelt flour, or 1 1/2 cups einkorn flour and 1 1/2 cups whole spelt flour
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon water

Directions

Preheat oven to 375° F. Lightly flour a baking sheet (do not grease).

In a large bowl, combine flour, salt and baking soda. In a small bowl, combine maple syrup, oil and water. Mix wet ingredients into dry just until a smooth dough forms.

On a lightly floured work surface, gently knead dough to shape, about 3 minutes, and then form it into a 6-inch diameter round loaf.

Place dough on the prepared baking sheet. Using a sharp knife, score it in a semicircle. Bake until golden and firm to touch, about 50 minutes. Let bread cool for 45 minutes before serving.

Special notes:

If you prefer, honey works wonderfully in this recipe rather than maple syrup. The final loaf will have a lovely shine to it.