The only thing I got right was my bread. And good thing too! I make all the bread in our home, so if I messed this up my children would starve!
I have a tried quite a few bread recipes and this is by far my favorite. It is from Robin Hood Flour, and is practically foolproof! I have even forgotten I was making bread once and let it proof for 2 hours and it STILL produced really good bread!
This recipe makes 2 9x5 loaves of bread and it freezes beautifully.
To make 100% Whole Wheat Bread, you will need:
- 1/2 cup warm water (110 degrees F)
- 1 tsp honey
- 2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 Tbsp honey
- 2 Tbsp butter
- 1 1/2 cups warm water
- 5 1/2 cups whole wheat bread flour (I use Robin Hood Best for Bread Four)
Knead the dough for 5 minutes. Your mixer may 'jump' a bit, that's normal. I tend to rest my arm on the top of my mixer to prevent it from jumping while kneading.
I turn on my oven for 30 seconds @ 350 and let my dough rise in the oven.
roll out one half at a time to remove any air pockets.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and bake loaves for 20 minutes.
Remove bread from pans immediately and cool on wire racks.
Now, grease a large bowl, (I use canola spray) and place dough in bowl, turning to coat the dough.
Place plastic wrap over bowl and place in a warm place to rise for one hour.
Here is one of my little "life hacks". Instead of flouring my counter, I spray a plastic cutting sheet with canola cooking spray and hand knead the dough about 10 times.
Cut the dough in half.
Roll the dough up tightly, folding the end under to fit in pan.
Now, enjoy the fruits of your labor!!!
As there are no preservatives in homemade bread, it is recommended that you store your bread in the refrigerator!