Whole Grain Einkorn Sandwich Loaf- made with active dry yeast

Makes 1 loaf

Ingredients

Instructions

    1. In a medium bowl, combine the yeast, water, and maple syrup and 1 cup (96 g) jovial Whole Grain Einkorn Flour or 1 cup (84 g) jovial Sprouted Einkorn Flour  in a large bowl and let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes.
    2. Mix in the eggs and the remaining 4 cups (384 g) jovial Whole Grain Einkorn Flour or 4¾ cups (399 g) jovial Sprouted Einkorn Flour . Sprinkle the salt on top and mix with a stiff spatula or an Einkorn Kneading Tool until the flour is almost absorbed. Work the butter into the dough until it is completely absorbed. Cover the bowl with a plate and let stand for 30 minutes.
    3. Generously butter an 8½ × 4½‐inch loaf pan. Preheat the oven to 425°F.
    4. Transfer the dough with a bowl scraper to a work surface that has been lightly dusted with flour. Dust your hands with flour. Stretch and fold each end of the dough toward the center. Repeat. This will help smooth out the dough and give it some strength for shaping. Watch our video and see Carla demonstrate how to shape the dough and the loaf.
    5. To shape the loaf, you’ll stretch and tuck from the top of the piece of dough toward the center, working with one-quarter of the dough and pressing down to seal the seam as you go. Repeat this three times, then pinch the last seam to seal completely. Roll the loaf a few times on the counter to finish shaping it. 
    6. Place the dough, seam side down, in the prepared pan. Cover the pan with buttered plastic wrap. Let the dough rise at room temperature for 30 minutes minutes, or until the top of the loaf rises about ½ inch below the rim of the pan.
    7. Place the bread in the oven, then lower the temperature to 375°F. Bake the loaf for 40 minutes, until dark brown.
    8. Place the pan on a wire rack to cool for 15 minutes, then turn out the loaf and let it cool completely for 2 hours before slicing. If you like a soft crust, place a clean towel over the loaf while it cools, so the steam is absorbed into the crust.
    9. Store in a loosely sealed plastic bag for up to 3 days, or freeze for up to 1 month.