Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Our Daily Bread

So the first thing I did when I got up this morning, after starting some hot cereal for my boys, was go out to the (freezing cold) garage and grind some flour.  Therefore starting my bread baking process.  I added Blackstrap Molasses to my bread this time, hence the darker color, and also sunflower and pumpkin seeds.  The following pictures are of the process minus the raised bread...because I forgot about it and had to turn the oven on right away...forgetting to take a picture of the fully risen bread!!

Looks good enough to eat make some for yourself!!!

100% Whole Wheat Bread
5 C Warm Water
2 T Active Dry Yeast
1/3 C Honey
1/2 C Oil
1/4 C Molasses (optional)

Mix the above wet ingredients together and set aside while you measure out the below dry ingredients into your mixer.

*Reserve 3C of the 10C Hard Red Winter Wheat for later addition.

2 C Oats
1 C Vital Wheat Gluten
2 T Salt
1/2 C Pumpkin Seeds (optional)
1/2 C Sunflower Seeds (optional)
1 C Hard White Wheat Flour
10 C Hard Red Winter Wheat Flour

Add wet ingredients into the mixer with the dry ingredients, (minus the 3C of Flour that you reserved), and mix till all ingredients are incorporated.  Add the additional *3C as needed to make a nice dough.  Knead in mixer for 7-10 Min.  Turn out dough onto a lightly floured surface and form into desired loaves.  Let raise till doubled and bake at 350 for 20-30 min, or till nicely browned.
For a smaller handmade batch, just half the recipe or 1/3 it!!

Happy Baking... 

1 comment:

  1. Beautifully created Blog. Thanks for the encouragement and recipe!