Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Real Whole Wheat Bread
I LOVE homemade whole wheat bread. I can eat it all day long with butter of course, have to make it a little bad don't I?? This bread takes a little work but is so worth it. It will give your Kitchen Aid a workout or your hands if you go that route. You will be so happy smelling this bread bake and eating it fresh from the oven though. The lady that gave me this recipe is a great vegetarian chef! I just love her meals. Her son use to have his lunch sandwiches made with this bread when we were young and I was always so jealous. Now I can make it and eat all I want. My MIL is making dinner tonight and she asked me to make the bread. She thinks I am making these hot rolls, bet she will be surprised! Take some time and make some GREAT homemade bread today and surprise your family! Well, that is What's Cookin tonight on Beaty's Creek.
12 cups whole wheat flour
6 cups water
2 T yeast
1 cup of dates blended in food processor with 2 cups of the 6(above) cups of water
2 T Lecithin(available at most health food stores)
1/2 cup high gluten flour
2 t salt sifted in with flour
May need more or less flour depending on moisture of flour and humidity in your area. Mix date mixture, water, yeast, Lecithin, and salt in your Kitchen Aid, add flour cup by cup until all is added. I add the gluten a little at a time but you can add it all at once if you wish. Now, grease 3 loaf pans and break flour into 3 even pieces and form into loaves and place in loaf pans. Let rise in a warm place for 1 1/2 hours. Bake at 350' for 45 minutes or until golden brown.