Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Recipe

So I know its been forever since my last blog I am sorry but life has happened and it needed me to participate not just sit on the side lines.

So my last post was about bread and a lot of people have asked for my recipe. And so today with not much else to write about I figured I would type my recipe to share.


Whole Wheat Bread........... Sorta..

In a small bowl mix 1/2 cup warm water
2 Tbsp. yeast
1 Tbsp brown sugar or honey I use honey
mix together so to get your yeast going

In a big mixer..
1/2 cup brown sugar or honey
1/4 cup apple juice concentrate
2 tsp salt
3 1/2 cups warm water
6 Tbl. oil
5 cups flour ( now with my experience using only whole wheat flour my bread comes out hard if I dont have 3 hours to kneed it. So I use about 1 to 2 cups of white flour just to lighten it up.)
You may need more or less flour depending on your area. ( the last time I made this it was humid so I needed more like 8 cups flour but in the end it made 4 loafs.)
mix until sponge and soft in bowl then on floured counter or board kneed for at least 20mins.
I also added some flax seed mill about 1/2 cup here to my bread.
Then place into a oiled bowl. I just spray a big metal mixing bowl and then put in there and then spray my dough so as it rises it doesn't dry out. Then cover with a towel and let rise for 1hour or until doubled in size.
Then punch down and let rise again for 30mins. Then cut into loafs and ( I always just before I put mine in the pans hit the flat tops to get any extra air pockets out). Cover with towel and let rise for 1 hour or until doubled.
Bake in a 350 oven on the middle rack for about 30 mins or until done.
As soon as they come out of the oven take them out of the pans and spray with cooking spray this keeps the crust from getting to hard and as soon as they are cool place in a zip lock bag.

**Tip also if you want your bread to stay fresh a little longer I will mix into the dough about 1 tbls full of baking soda.

Good luck and enjoy.

3 comments:

Kermit Crew said...

Sounds Fab! I will definately have to try it sometime! Pete still talks about your chocolate chip cookies and he always says "Julia makes the best chocolate chip cookies" and when I tell him I have the recipe and can make him some he says "Yeah, but hers turn out better than yours." Then he smiles and kisses me so I won't be disappointed. :)

Regan said...

It does sound good, and thanks for the tips! Next time I'm in a bread-baking mood I'll try it!

Nikki said...

i am going to make it this weekend. I was wondering what happend to you. You are always my post buddy. Hope all is ok.