Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Wheat Bread

Well, I guess when it rains recipes, it pours recipes. =)

I'll preface this by saying that I'm not good at making bread. AT. ALL. But I can make THIS bread turn out really nicely. That's sayin' something, folks.


2 1/2 cups warm-to-hot water
1 1/2 T. yeast
1/3 cup oil
1/3 cup honey
2 t. salt
2 T gluten
3 cups white flour
3 1/2 cups whole wheat flour

Mix yeast with water. Add the oil and honey. Let sit for 10 minutes.

Add 1 cup white flour, 1 cup whole wheat flour, gluten, and salt. Stir to combine--work out the lumps.

Add the rest of the flour until the dough no longer sticks to the side of the bowl. Turn onto floured surface and knead for 8-10 minutes.

Divide into 2 balls. Form loaves and put into greased pans. Place into warm oven (the lowest temperature on my oven is 170, and this works just fine) for 40-45 minutes until dough doubles in size.

Turn the oven to 350 and bake for 25-30 minutes.

Bread is done when it sounds hollow when you tap on the top.

(credit for this recipe goes to the wife of my husband's freshman roommate....who's blog I stalk....There. It's all out in the open). =)


Lisa said...

I LOVE this blog. I used to follow Everyday Food Storage, but then she got commercial and it's not as fun for me. You've done a wonderful thing in creating this recipe blog.

I hope you don't mind that I've been peeking in on it for a while. I like the title too!

I'm Lisa B's aunt in law. Her favorite aunt in law I might add!

You should get Lisa to post her Artisan Bread. 4 ingredients and easy. Thanks for your recipes.

Liz Johnson said...

I'm going to try to cut this in half (roughly) and try it in my breadmaker. I'll let you know if it turns out.