In my last post I wrote about making sandwiches using my home made whole wheat bread (saving money by using the ingredients in my food storage) and someone asked for a bread recipe. First you should know I am no expert by any means. Second you should know there are a million good recipes out there in internet world. This is just the one I use because my sister gave me the recipe. She has been baking her own bread for years so I figured she was a good source. I have no idea where she got it or how much it's been adapted. In fact, this is my adapted version of her recipe. So anyway - on with the show!
3 Whole Wheat Loaves
2 Tb yeast
4 C warm water
1/2 C oil
1/2 C honey or sugar
2 tsp salt
10 C flour
1/4 C gluten (optional)
In a large mixer (I use a Bosch, my sister uses a KitchenAid) combine the water and yeast and let it sit for five minutes. (I often skip this step because I'm a bit impatient and it still comes out great.)
|Notice the bubbles? That shows the yeast is working!|
|This is after 10 minutes of beating - nice and smooth!|
|See how soft and not too sticky it is?|
|Freshly formed loaves ready to rise, uncovered it so you could see how|
not-nicely my loaves are shaped.