I am back! After a way-too-long hiatus, it is time for me to start adding a few recipes! However, they might be a little different than they were before. My family has been trying to eat a more whole-foods diet with lots of grains, fruits, veggies and beans. We still eat hamburgers and pizza and yummy treats, but we are trying to cut back. So there will be a mix of both on here!
I made this whole wheat bread today, and it was the best one I have ever made! I have tried a few different recipes, but they always end up really crumbly, or they don't have very good flavors. This was perfect and I am so excited about it!
Whole Wheat Bread
(adapted from wholewheatbreadrecipe.blogspot.com)
Ingredients:1/3 cup milk (I used almond milk)
1/4 cup honey
1 cup warm water (between 110 and 120 degrees F)
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 1/4 tsp instant yeast
3 1/2 cups Whole Wheat Flour
In your mixer, combine the milk, honey, water, salt, oil and yeast. Mix to combine. Gradually add flour until the dough begins to pull away from the sides of the bowl. Once all the ingredients are combined, mix for 6-8 minutes or until the dough is very smooth.
Place a small amount of oil in a large bowl, and put dough in bowl and flip to cover the dough with oil. Cover the bowl with a towel and let the dough rise until it is doubled in size. (About an hour or more if the room is cooler.)
Once the dough has doubled in size, grease a loaf pan and shape the dough to fit the pan. Cover and let rise until the dough has risen above the pan.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and bake the bread in the center of the oven for about 40 minutes.