Friday, May 9, 2008

Basic Whole Wheat Bread - Chef Brad

6 c hot water (110 degrees)
10 c whole wheat flour
2 tbsp. salt
2/3 c oil
2/3 c honey
3 tab. SAF or other instant yeast
6-8 c white flour

Preheat oven to 400. Combine ingredients in mixer with dough hook, using only half of the flour, placing flour in last with yeast on top. Begin mixing, adding enough remaining flour until dough cleans sides of bowl (it may not require all of the flour.) Knead 6 minutes or until gluten has developed. Remove from bowl and divide into loaves. Place in 5 pans. Let rise to double. Bake in preheated oven, dropping temperature to 325. Bake 25-30 min or until internal bread temperature is 180.

***Comment: This is the main recipe I use now, since it is so easy to not have to dissolve yeast first, and it always turns out really good. You can substitute 5 cups of other healthy flours such as Kamut, Spelt, or if you like texture you can add cooked grains. Enjoy!

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