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Saturday, January 19, 2013

Whole Wheat Bread and Rolls

For Christmas I got a wheat grinder from my parents and Bryan and the kids got me a stand mixer and I have been making bread. I have had so much fun making the bread that I wanted to share a step by step process that I use. My recipe came from a lady in our church (I could adopt her as my other mother). :)

This first picture is of the Wheat berries before they are ground into flour (look like rice). My kids have enjoyed watching this.
The picture below is my wheat grinder. It is a Nutrimill. There are tons on the market but this is the one that I had heard more about.
Then we have the flour. Isn't that neat!!
Now I will give the recipe below each picture.
In my stand mixer I put...
5 cups of warm water (you want it to be as warm as you would have the water to warm up a baby bottle).
2/3 cup of oil
2/3 cup of honey
1/3 cup of potato flakes
Mix together
Then Add 2-3 cups of whole wheat flour (I used my fresh ground flour)
2 TBSP of yeast
2 TBSP of sea salt
Then using dough hook, mix in about 10 cups (one cup at a time) of whole wheat flour until dough pulls away from sides.
Then I take the bowl off the stand mixer and mix it well with my hand. Should look like the above picture.
Leave it in the bowl, cover it and let it rise until double in size. I use a clean kitchen towel to cover it.
Let it rise for about an hour. This is what it should look like.
While it is rising I clean me off a spot on the counter and clean it really good. Put flour on the counter surface so that when you roll out your dough it won't stick. Then you punch down the risen dough in the bowl and pour out the dough onto your floured surface. Knead your dough. I have to keep flour on my hands too so the dough doesn't stick to my hands.
Then I divide my dough into three sections. I make two into loaves and place each one into its own greased loaf pan. I use the last section of my dough to make cinnamon rolls (that will be my next post....I promise).
Then cover your loaves (I use the same kitchen towel as before). Let them rise until double (about 45 minutes).
Then I bake the loaves for about 40-45 minutes. Your home will smell so wonderful! Once it is out of the oven I brush the top of the loaves with butter.
We are ready to eat one of those loaves as soon as it comes out of the oven! Once the other loaf has cooled off I wrap it with foil and place it in a freezer ziplock bag. When we are ready to eat it I will lay it out and let it thaw then I remove it from the ziplock bag and with it still in the foil I warm it up in the oven.

I hope this all makes sense and that I haven't missed anything. I would love to hear from you and how your bread turns out!!


Nancy said...

Oh my goodness! I wish we lived close & I could come watch this!! I love it!
I think this is WONDERFUL that you are enjoying this. And it is so much better for you than store bought bread. So cool!

Dodey said...

gonna try this very soon!