Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Fae's (half) Whole Wheat Bread in a Bosch

We LOVED it when my mom made homemade bread when we were growing up.  We'd come home from school to a delicious smelling house and bread, butter and honey laid out on the kitchen counter for our after-school snack.  We usually got to eat about two of the five loaves, and the others were given away; to a friend, neighbor, sick person, whatever...This bread was pretty popular in the ol' hood.  

You're not going to get Fae's illustrations to help you make this (like I have on my hand written/drawn copy) but this should suffice!  

Mix in Bosch with lid on:
5 cups hot water
7 cups whole wheat flour

2/3 cup oil
2/3 cup honey
2 TBSP. salt.  (Don't leave out the salt!  It's a flavor enhancer, you know!?!?) 
Mix well then add:
 2 TBSP. yeast
(to test your yeast, put it in 1/2 cup luke warm water with 1 Tbsp. sugar.  If it bubbles up after a few minutes, it's good.)

Add:  (optional)
1 cup oatmeal
1 cup powdered milk (if you're trying to use up some food storage)

Mix well

5-6 cups white flour (depending on if you added the 'optionals')

(put lid on Bosch)
Knead on medium (2) for 12 minutes.

After 2 minutes see if dough is pulling away from sides of bowl--if not add more flour 1/2 cup at a time until dough moves away from sides.

Dump dough on floured counter and separate into equal sized lumps.  (5 if you're making large loaves, 10 if you're making small loaves.)

Shape into loaves and place in greased pans.  Cover with a damp towel.  Let rise until double in size.

Bake large loaves @ 350 for 30-35 minutes
Bake small loaves @300 for 20-25 minutes



Bartimaeus said...

It was so freakin' YUMMM. My boss totally loved it too.

Linda M said...

I just discovered your recipes. Love the WWbread, but where are your bread sticks?