Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Bread recipe, as requested

Whole Wheat Bread

3 c. warm water

1/3 c. honey (I used sugar since I didn't have honey)

1/3 c. extra virgin olive oil

2.5 c. flour

1.5 Tbsp. yeast

Mix all of these ingredients together, then cover and let sit in a warm place for 15 to 30 minutes (it will then look foamy/bubbly)

Add 1 Tbsp. salt

Add more flour as dough continues to mix. I used about 3.5 more cups more, but you may need more. (Use as little as possible though, extra flour will make the bread really heavy). When the dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl, let it knead for about 5-8 more minutes. At this point the dough should be smooth and stretchy (so that you can stretch a piece of it between your thumb and index finger until it's almost translucent).

Take dough out of bowl and divide between two greased bread pans. Let rise about one hour (or until double in size).

Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes (mine took less time).

Enjoy!

2 comments:

Rachel and Hans said...

Thank you!!

Mom W. said...

Hey Joia, is that whole wheat flour? and do you use ALL whole wheat or part unbleached white?? And can you use milk instead of all water? just curious?? I'm not sure we would eat 100% whole wheat... let me know if it stays moist. Looks really good though.