Thursday, October 15, 2009

Famous Whole Wheat Bread


I know that many of you already have this recipe...but this is for those of you who don't. It's my mother-in-law's famous whole wheat bread. I just made some today (first time since summer began). It's oh so yummy!!!

Ingredients:
2 1/2 c. warm water
1 1/2 T. yeast
1/4 c. honey
1 T. lecithin
3/4 T. dough enhancer
1/4 c. vital wheat gluten
5-6 c. whole wheat flour
3/4 T. salt

Directions:
1. Combine water, yeast, honey, lecithin, dough enhancer & wheat gluten in a stand mixer. Let sit for a couple minutes.
2. Add two cups of flour and beat with cookie dough attachment for 5 minutes.
3. Switch to dough hook and slowly add the rest of the flour. Let knead for 5 minutes. Add salt with a little more flour. Let knead for 5 additional minutes.
4. Turn out dough onto a greased surface. Cut in half and form into loaves.
5. Let rise in well greased bread pans for 30 minutes.
6. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.
7. Cool on a rack & spray bread with cooking spray.

**For a multi-grain bread, substitute 1 c. of flour for 1 c. of oatmeal or seven grain cereal**

2 comments:

Mrs. M said...

Where do you get lecithin, dough enhancer, and wheat gluten? Those are not staples at my house.

jess said...

Most supermarkets have them in the baking section. If yours doesn't, you can try a health food store or specialty kitchen store. I've seen dough enhancer and wheat gluten at Walmart. I know that Allen's in north Orem has all of these items on the baking aisle.