I've been baking bread for quite some time. But my friend Karyn F had a few friends over this week and taught us an even better way. Save time, dishes and mess.
Whole Wheat Bread – makes 2 loavesIn bowl mix with dough hook:
3 c flour
1/3 c gluten (I used 2 Tbs)
1 T instant yeast (I use Saf-instant. Amazon has 1 lb for decent price and great price for 4 1lb pkgs.)
Add 2 ½ c steaming hot tap water.
Mix one minute.Cover and let rest 10 minutes.
½ Tbs salt1/3 c oil (I used 2 TB butter or olive oil)
1/3 c honey or ½ c brown sugar (I use a little less.)If you measure honey and oil in the same container, the honey slides right out.
Mix a minute then add 3 cups one at a time, mixing between each cup. You may use more or less flour depending on flour, humidity, etc... Beat till dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl 6 – 10 min.
A soft, little bit sticky dough will make moister bread.
Preheat oven 1 minute to lukewarm and turn off. *Form dough into 2 loaves and place into oiled loaf pans. Let rise in warm oven 10-15 minutes till dough reaches top of pan. Do not remove from oven. Turn oven to 350. Bake 30 min.
*If you want, you can roll it out into a rectangle as wide as the bread pan, then:
Cover with butter (optional), raisins and cinnamon.
Spread butter over dough, sprinkle lots of brown sugar and cinnamon
Try grated cheese and onion/garlic powder
Whatever you want
Then roll it up and place seam-side down in oiled pan. Bake as above.Posted by Steph