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Sunday, December 13, 2009

100% Whole Wheat Bread

1.) Grind about 12 cups of wheat berries. If making multi-grain, add a total of 1 ½ - 2 cups of mixed grains, (black beans, sunflowers, oats, brown rice, etc). For reference, 1 cup of berries = 1 ½ cups flour. This batch will make about 7 loaves.

2.) Place 5 ½ cups water on stove to warm.

3.) Mix in Bosch bowl on speed one for one minute:
¾ cup oil
¾ cup honey
4 teaspoons salt

4.) Then Add:5 ½ cups warm water
8 cups freshly ground whole wheat flour
3 ½ Tbsp. yeast

5.) Mix and allow to set for 10 minutes,
this gives the enzymes a chance to develop; (this step is optional).

6.). Set timer for 10 minutes, turn Bosch mixer on speed one and begin adding:
1 egg
1 Tbsp. vinegar
2 Tbsp. lecithin, (makes it softer and lighter).
If you would like whole grains in your bread, (obvious to the eye), add them here. (Sunflowers, flax seed, raisins, etc.)**
8-9 more cups of the flour:
added slowly until the sides of the bowl are dough free. Remembering that the Bosch grinds hard and sounds intense, but is doing its job. At this point the dough should not be sticky to the touch. If needed, add more flour slowly.

7.) Remove dough and knead slightly to remove air bubbles, form into loaves and cover with olive oil. Place in greased pans and let rise for 30-35 minutes or until the bread has risen nicely rounded, higher than the top of the bread pans.

8.) Bake in preheated oven at 350* until golden brown, 25-30 minutes.
9.) Remove hot bread from pans, let set about 5 minutes, and place into bread bags. Drape ends of bags loosely over bread & allow to cool for 1 ½ hours. Slice bread and freeze or eat fresh, (if eating fresh, do not slice it until you are ready to eat it, keeps longer in loaf form).


1 comment:

AmyK said...

Where do you buy the wheat berries and where did you get the bosch mixer? Sounds like a great tool for mixing bread dough!

I love homemade bread but don't make it as often as I used to!