Thursday, December 29, 2011

Best Whole Grain Bread EVER!!!

Last year I decided the time had come to grow up and get my food storage in order, so I used some of our emergency savings money and bought a bunch of food.  Wheat, rice, beans, oats, etc. etc.  I also got a nice (used) wheat grinder, because let's be honest... cooking with fresh whole wheat is 1000 times better than the alternative.

My sister in love shared a recipe with me that she said was the best she'd ever tasted.  I was a little doubtful, but decided to try it.  HOLY SMOKES.  It really was that good.

Now, it comes from a recipe book, so I worried about sharing it here.  But after trying this recipe I was sold on buying the book and I think you will be too.  Its called Suzie's Sweet Wheat and I think anyone who reads this should order it right now.  Every recipe I've tried in it is delicious.

Lori's Famous Whole Wheat, Whole Oat, Whole Flax Bread

3 cups whole white wheat

1 cup whole oats

2 ½ cups hot water

½ cup honey

1 ½ Tbsp dough enhancer

¼ cup wheat gluten

1 Tbsp + ½ tsp yeast

1/3 cup oil

1 ½ tsp salt

2/3 cup ground flax seed

Mix whole wheat and oats, process through grain mill on medium coarse setting.
In stand mixer bowl, whisk together hot water and honey. 

Mix in dough enhancer, followed by 3 cups of wheat/oat flour mixture. Continue whisking to add gluten and yeast, followed by oil and salt, and ending with flax seed and additional 3 ½ cups
flour mixture. 

Using the dough hook on mixer, knead for 6 minutes. Add a Tbsp
more of flour if needed to get dough to pull away from sides of bowl. 

Oil hands, knead by hand for about 20 strokes to remove air bubbles. Shape into loaves. Let
rise for 30 minutes(or until top of dough is above bread pan). Bake at 350 for 30