4.26.2010

Craft Night: How to Make the Perfect Whole Wheat Bread



This month for Craft Night, My good friend Lauri showed us how to make
Perfect Whole Wheat Bread!

It turns out so yummy and so soft - and well - just perfect!!

You will need:
  • 1 TBS Sugar
  • 2 TBS Yeast
  • 1/2 C. Warm Water
  • 3 C. Hot Water
  • 2 TBS Dough Enhancer
  • 1 TBS Salt
  • 1/2 C. Oil
  • 3/4 C. Brown Sugar
  • 8-10 C. Whole Wheat Flour

Combine sugar, yeast and 1/2 c. warm water - the yeast will grow a little bit

In a separate bowl add everything but the flour and mix.
Keep mixing and add your yeast mixture.
Add your wheat flour a few cups at a time.
You will want the dough to pull away from
the side of your bowl but still be a bit sticky.

Knead for 10 minutes.
(*hint: Use oil instead of flour to knead.)

Cover the bowl with a damp towel and let rise for 1 hour.
Punch it down and divide into three loaves.

Place each loaf in a greased pan, place in oven and
let rise until it is double in size (about an hour).
Don't take the bread out of the oven - just start preheating.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees -
when it gets to 280 degrees start the timer for 26 minutes.

After 26 minutes make sure your bread is done.
It will have a nice golden crust and will sound hollow when you tap on it.
If bread is done, shut off your oven and let it cook for 4 more minutes.

Let bread cool in pans on a cooling rack for 5 minutes.
Remove from pan - brush tops with melted butter - and

ENJOY!!

We all agreed that it is best warm with butter and honey! YUM!

3 comments:

Kelly said...

yum thanks for that! I hear everyone raving about their breadmakers but I have enough unused appliances in my kitchen already.

juliecache said...

must try. and might even share with my sister. thanks.

RBadger said...

This looks great - just one question... what is dough enhancer, and where do I get it?

Thanks.

Rebecca

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