A few people have wanted Jim's bread recipe. I don't mind sharing it but it's a bit tricky to make. You see, we grind
our own wheat and roll our own oats to make bread, waffles, pancakes, oatmeal etc. This is the post
that I had done way back in 2007 of Jim's Basic Bread.
JIM'S BASIC BREAD
makes four one pound loaves
10-12 cups hard wheat berries
one cup rolled oats (optional)
one cup flaked wheat (optional)
4 cups very warm water
one-half cup olive oil
one half cup honey
one half cup applesauce
one Tbsp dough enhancer
one Tbsp wheat gluten (no gluten is o.k., but bread is a bit 'heavy')
two Tbsp SAF yeast
two Tbsp coarse salt
Grind wheat berries, roll the oats, flake some wheat.
Combine water, oil, honey, about half the flour, enhancer, gluten, and
yeast. mix in Bosch machine on speed one for a minute. Let rise in
Bosch machine about 16 minutes.
Add applesauce, a couple cups flour, oatmeal, flaked wheat, and salt. Mix at speed one, add flour
until sides of bowl are completely clean. If using flaked wheat and
rolled oats, they will soak up lots of water while kneading, adjust as
needed. Knead on speed one for 8 minutes.
Set dough in warm bowl to rise for 16 minutes. Cover with towel. punch down and let rise again for 16 minutes.
Divide into four loaves, put in pans and cover. Rise for 35 minutes.
Bake in top rack @ 350 for 27 minutes.
Remove from pans, set on rack and cover.
I was also asked by Sharyn once how does one find wheat berries and how do you grind them?
This is a crazy busy week. We are leaving on Friday morning for Dan's wedding in Michigan. I've been trying to wrap things up for this weekend. Carri and her family are stopping by Thursday night instead of trying to drive all the way from Minnesota. The same with Becky and Erin...but they will be riding with us there. Sadie will be going to the kennel on Thursday afternoon. I hate doing that, but any one who could watch her will be at the wedding. So, I saved a nice bone for her and will give it to her when we get her back home.
I better get hopping...I have lots to do today.
The temps are starting to rise, so you all try to stay cool and have a great day.