Tuesday, April 7, 2009
In an effort to lower the number of pre-wrapped, corn syrup-infused goods coming into our household, I've been doing a lot of bread and cookie baking. I found two excellent and easy recipes right away, and have been kind of clinging to their simple safety. However, I found a yummy recipe for a Simple Whole Wheat Bread (allrecipes.com) yesterday and, feeling adventurous, decided to try it out. It makes three loaves, is pretty tasty (especially served hot with honey, but that's always the case with fresh-baked bread), and is not as dense as other whole wheat breads.
2. Stir in 5 cups of bread flour and let sit 30 minutes.
3. Mix in 3 tablespoons of butter, 1/3 cup of honey, and 1 tablespoon of salt.
4. Stir in 2 cups of whole wheat flour, knead and add more flour until not too sticky.
5. Grease a clean bowl and put dough in it, flipping dough once so the whole surface gets a coating.
6. Cover bowl with damp cloth and leave in a warm place to rise.
7. When dough has doubled in size, punch down and let rise again.
8. Using a wet knife, divide dough into three loaves and place in bread pans, let rise another 15 minutes or so
9. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.
10. Lightly brush the tops of the loaves with 2 tablespoons of melted butter.