The salt-free, choked with fiber, dense and wonderfully flavoured spelt bread is delicious by itself, or with blue cheese or with soup. You can substitute wholegrain spelt flour with whole wheat flour, forbidden black rice with wild rice if you wish.
Salt-Free Spelt Bread with Green Tea and Black Riceadapted from Brot-Bernd Armbrust
- Bring 200 ml water to a boil. Allow it to cool for 5 minutes, then pour over the green tea leaves
©angiesrecipes, leaving it to brew for 4 minutes. Strain and leave it cool to the room temperature.
- Combine the black rice and 400 ml water in a small saucepan. Bring it to a boil, then cook for 40 minutes at low heat until water has been absorbed. If there is still water left in the saucepan, drain in a colander and leave it to cool. Rinse and core the apple. Roughly grate the apple.
- Dissolve the fresh yeast with green tea in a mixing bowl, then stir in sugar, grated apple and raspberry vinegar. Now add in wholegrain spelt flour, rye flour, and rolled oats. Mix for 4 minutes at slow speed, then add in cooked black rice. Now increase the speed and continue to mix for 4 more minutes.
- Turn out the dough on a floured work surface and leave it, covered with a kitchen towel, for an hour. Fold and shape the dough into a round every 20 minutes. Place the dough in a greased 20cm springform pan. Proof for 30 minutes. Fill a roasting pan with some water and place it at the bottom of oven. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F. Bake the bread in the middle of the hot oven for 55-65 minutes.