Monday, March 16, 2009
Making 100% whole wheat bread
I learned this from a magiazine many years ago. I think it was back woods home. Anyway it is more about the process than the recipe. You can use any recipe you like. Just follow these steps.
This is the one I use.
1 1/3 cup butter milk
4 T. honey
1 t yeast
Mix these together with enough flour to make it resemble a thick gravy. You then let this sit and absorb the liquid for a few hours, stirring occasionally.
The you add
2 T butter
1/2 t salt
and as much flour as you can comfortably stir in.
ends up being about 4 cups total
This then sits for a couple hours, after which you knead with as little flour as possible. Place in pan let rise (about 30 min) and bake at 350 for 35 mins.
It will not rise much in oven.
Will give you a nice soft loaf of 100% whole wheat bread.