Aunt Cathryn's Pecan Bread



  1. Preheat the oven to 450 F.
  2. Lightly flour a baking sheet.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the spelt flour, baking soda, salt and sugar.
  4. Stir in the pecans.
  5. In a medium bowl, stir together the buttermilk and extracts.
  6. Add the wet ingredients to the dry mixture and give it a quick stir just to combine-don't overmix.
  7. Turn the dough out onto the baking sheet and form it into a ball.
  8. Flip it over.
  9. Cut an X across the top of the dough, about 1/4 inch deep and slightly deeper in the middle.
  10. Bake for 15 minutes.
  11. Lower the temperature to 400 F and bake for another 25 minutes, or until golden brown.
  12. Transfer to a rack and allow to cool completely.