Sunday, October 19, 2008

Quicker-to-Make 100% Whole Wheat Bread

Amy W was asking me for a wheat bread recipe. It's not really mine. This recipe came from a good friend of my mom's...but she is an awesome cook and it's a pretty good recipe, I've tried it. It makes about 2 loaves, so you can half it, but I love homemade bread, so unfortunately, I practically end up eating one all by myself. But then you still have one left over.

3 cups hot tap water (hot to touch, not hot enough to burn)
1/3 c. oil
1/3 c. honey
1 Tbs. dough enhancer
1 Tbs. instant yeast
1 Tbs. salt
1 Tbs. vital wheat gluten
6-8 c. freshly ground whole wheat flour

Pour warm water in mixing bowl. Add approximately 3c. flour on top of liquid. Then add dough enhancer, oil, honey, yeast, and gluten. Mix well. Add approximately 3+ additional cups flour and salt. Knead , continuing to ad flour 1/4 c. at a time until the dough pulls away cleanly from the sides of the bowl. Knead for another 5 minutes.Oil or grease hands and counter. Divide dough into equal portions and shape into loaves. Put into well-greased pans. Let rise till double in size. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or till golden brown on top. Remove from pans and cool on a wire rack. Brush top of loaves with butter or water for a shiny appearance. Dough can be used for pizza crust or cinnamon rolls.

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