This is one of the recipes that I thought it would never be possible. It’s simple, tasty and super fast. Bread was a big part of my life, over the years. I remember, as a child, it actually saved me many times from eating other things I didn’t like, such as dairy products, creamy white sauces, and other foods, whether at restaurants or at friends’ homes. And there I was, eating bread, only bread.
Seven years ago, I decided to do the Macrobiotic Culinary Course, in Lisbon. I wanted something that pushed me into the natural culinary world, that took me to the next level, besides the whole cereals, the seaweeds and the variety of fruits and vegetables I was already eating. I wanted to know how to cook everything from scratch, to do my own pastry, tofu, and seitan. I was really focused on getting all the information and put it into a daily practice.
Simple and Easy Homemade Bread
As you can imagine, making my own bread was like a dream to me. Finally, I could create my special friend, in a more natural and homemade version, anytime I wanted. Wow! How great was that? My favorite breads were always those with natural homemade yeast, which I learned later, mostly by myself. But this bread recipe I am sharing today comes directly from the beginning of my macrobiotic adventure. It’s so easy and charming, that even if you don’t make bread at all, you’ll be marvelous with its simplicity. So, don’t wait, go ahead and make it! 🙂
250g of organic white spelt flour
250ml of pure water
1 pinch of sea salt
Mix the ingredients, adding the water in small portions (we never know how much water the flour is going to absorb). Then knead the bread well, for about five minutes, and let it rest for ten minutes.
After that, cut the dough into small pieces and spread them in the kitchen counter sprinkled with flour. Heat well a non-stick skillet. Take one piece of dough at the time and spread it until it gets thin, always adding flour on both sides. Don’t let it stick to your hands or to the counter, but also don’t add so much flour that you end up with a hard dough. It should be soft and flexible.
When the skillet is well heated, put the dough into it and let it cook for a couple of minutes. Then turn it and see how it is on the other side; if it’s already getting some brown circles, turn it over. If the dough is good, you should see it swelling up. Sometimes, this only starts happening on the second bread, because the skillet wasn’t heated enough at first or the dough didn’t rest enough. Keep on going and do the same with all the pieces. And voilà, you have the fastest bread ever!
If for some reason, you are not satisfied with the result, don’t give up! Bread gets all the energies around. The best thing you can do is to trust yourself and the bread will follow your vibration.
You can then eat it simple or with some olive or flax seed organic oil on top, some roasted ground sesame seeds, garlic, and herbs. Or maybe with homemade nut butter, green leaves or mushrooms. There are infinite possibilities, including fat free. Get into the adventure, be creative and have fun!
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Spelt Chapati Bread
Wheat Free | Fat Free | Yeast Free | Quick, easy and tasty indian bread!
- 250 g organic white spelt flour
- 250 ml pure water
- 1 pinch sea salt
mix the ingredients, adding the water in small portions
knead the bread well, for about five minutes, and let it rest for ten minutes
cut the dough into small pieces and spread them in the kitchen counter, sprinkled with flour
heat well a non-stick skillet
take one piece of dough at the time and spread it with a rolling pin until it gets thin, always adding flour on both sides
when the skillet is well heated, put the dough in it and let it cook for a couple of minutes; turn it and see how it is on the other side; if it's already getting some brown circles, turn it over