Wednesday, September 16, 2009

my best loaf of bread yet?

You'd better believe it!
And with a no-knead recipe at that! I get two yummy loaves of bread in half the time as traditional bread recipes! The recipe is as follows:
Easy Delicious No-Knead Whole Wheat Bread
8 C. Whole Wheat Flour
1 C. All-Purpose Flour
1 C. Brown Sugar
1 T. Salt
3 Packages Dry Yeast (not Rapid Rise)
2 C. Water
2 C. Milk
1/2 C. Oil
2 Eggs, beaten
Combine in large mixing bowl 3 cups whole wheat flour, sugar, salt and yeast.
In saucepan, heat until very warm (120-130), water, milk and oil. Then, add to the dry ingredients along with the 2 eggs.
Stir in by hand, 5 cups of whole wheat flour and 1 cup of all-purpose flour, 1-2 cups at a time or enough to make a stiff batter.
Leave in same bowl. Cover and let rise until doubled approx. 30 minutes.
Stir down dough and spoon into 2 or 3 greased loaf pans.
Let rise 30 minutes or until just to top of pans.
Bake at 375 degrees for 35-40 minutes.
When done, bread will sound hollow when thumped.
Turn out on rack to cool.
Some notes: When mixing my dough it stayed very sticky after the 9 cups of flour. I left it sticky. My dough also rose very quickly! The first rise was under 15 minutes before it doubled and in the pans it took under 5 minutes. When I heated my oven I turned it to just under 350 degrees and baked the bread for almost 30 minutes. I also put a small pan of water in the oven to keep my bread from drying out. These are all tricks I've read about or been advised to try since I live in a very humid climate. You may not need to do these things. It worked for me, though!


Anonymous said...

I"ve got to try this recipe. How great it looks and know it was yummy! Grandma B.

Laurel said...

Woot! I'm looking forward to trying this! Thanks :-)

Laurie said...