Friday, March 5, 2010

Fool-Proof Whole Wheat Bread

It was time to try baking some bread again the other day. And now that it's all gone, I guess it's time to do it again!

Foolproof Whole Wheat Bread

2 1/2 cups hot water
4 1/2 cups wheat flour
1 tablespoon gluten
1 tablespoon yeast
1/2 cup warm water
1/2 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon salt
1/3 cup oil
1/3 cup honey
1/3 cup brown sugar
4-5 cups white flour

Combine hot water, wheat flour, and gluten. Mix for 10 minutes. Soften yeast in warm water with sugar, then add to flour mixture and continue beating. Stir in salt, oil, honey and brown sugar. Mix in 4-5 cups white flour until of good consistency. Knead for 10 more minutes. Allow to raise until double.Punch down and divide dough into 4 pans. Let rise for about 45 minutes.
Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes.This recipe turned out to be quite light, which is the way we like it.
And with more practice, maybe the loaves will be more symmetrical as well.

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