Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Bread In A Hurry

There is nothing like fresh hot bread out of the oven, but yet many tend to shy away from this dying art. Every time I make bread I think this isn't hard why do I put this off. Usually it is a time factor. If that is what holds you back here is a recipe for you to try. This can be done from grinding the wheat to out of the oven in under 1 1/2 hours. It is a moist bread and it is yummy! This recipe is from my husband's cousin Laura M.

Whole Wheat Bread

7 c wheat flour
2/3 c gluten flour
2 1/2 TBS instant yeast
5 c steaming hot tap water
2 TBS Salt
2/3 oil
2/3 honey or sugar (I used brown sugar)
2 1/2 TBS bottled lemon juice
5 c wheat flour

In a Bosch or other stand mixer, mix first three ingredients. Add all the water and mix for 1 minute. Cover the bowl and let it rest for 10 min. Add the rest of the ingredients except for the remaining flour, and mix for 1 min. Then add the remaining flour mixing it in 1 cup at a time. Then mix for 6 to 10 min. Divide dough and place it in four greased loaf pans. Turn oven on to warm for one min. Then turn oven off and place loaves in oven for 15 min. Leaving the dough in the oven turn it on to 350 and and bake for 30 min.

-This should be a soft dough. I'm not sure if I got distracted and added to much flour, but it ended up needing water added so the dough wasn't to stiff. Next time I make it I'll take notes on the flour and add an edit here it needed. It turned out delicious
-I used white wheat-hence the lighter color


  1. I tried this bread and it was delicious. However, I ended up adding more moisture just as you did. I served it this week to some friends that had come to visit for a few days and one liked it so much and was surprised to know that it was homemade. I guess that is a compliment. She also asked for the recipe so I guess it was a compliment. I actually cut it down and did one loaf in the bread machine and it worked beautifully. I removed it from the bread machine and baked it in the oven.

  2. Have you done this a few times to tell me how much liquid to add? I made it today and got to the last flour adding and was 3 cups in and my machine was having trouble, it was that stiff. So I called mom and she said to add 1 1/2 cups of liquid. How has your success with this been. If I don't get it right the first time I am reluctant to try again. I did not invent the saying, try try again. LOL

  3. I tried this recipe again the day you called me, I didn't have any wheat ground and was lazy so I just used all white flour. I added 3/4 c more water and it was a little to sticky. So my advice would be to add 1/2 water and add the flour till you get the right consistancy. I baked mine for 35min. and it seemed just about right. I will be trying this again and again and when I get it down to a science I will let you know and change the recipe on the post.:)


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