Saturday, December 4, 2010

Whole Wheat Bread

I have been looking for a while for a bread recipe that will make tasty sandwithc bread.  There is much fabulous bread out there but this is the recipe I like.  My sister in law  Christi sent it to me, and one of the things I love about it is that it has insturctions for making by hand, using a kitchen Aid, and using a Bosch.  I use a Kitchen Aid and it works great.

Kitchen Aid Whole Wheat Bread
2 3/4 c Warm Water
2 T  Olive/canola oil
1/4 c honey
1 T Dough Enhancer
1/4 c Gluten
1 1/2 T yeast
1 T Salt
7 1/2 c whole wheat flour

Place warm water, oil, honey, yeast ,enhancer, gluten, and 3 1/2 c flour in Kitchen aid and mix well

Let sit 10 min until bubbly.

Add salt and enough flour to clean sides of bowl.  (about 4 cups)  Knead dough on speed 2 for about 8 min

If you want to keep your counter clean try covering your kitchen aid with a towle when mixing. 

 Form into 2 loaves

Place in bread pans  

and let rise until doubled
*I almost always use the one of the following Spead Raise Methods
1.  Oven--Turn your oven on to its lowest setting, my oven is 175. Let oven preheat and then turn the oven OFF. Place bread in oven. Allow to rise until doubled, about 20 minutes. Turn oven on (you do not have to remove bread)  to 350 and once heated cook are normal.
2.  Dishwasher-turn your empty dishwasher (with no soap on) let run 5-7 minutes (you will know it is ready when you open it and it is hot inside). Cancel and drain.  Cover bread in pans with plastic wrap sprayed with Pam.  Place bread pans in dishwasher for 20 minutes (do NOT run a cycle), then bake as normal. If you decide to do this method set a timer. I can then of almost nothing worse then cleaning over risen bread out of my dishwasher.   

Bake 350 for 30-34 minutes

Remove and cool on a rack

(notice you can skip rising before forming into loaves, this saves lots of time)

Bosch Whole Wheat Bread

4 cups hot tap water
2/3 c canola or olive oil
1/3 c honey
1 1/2 T salt
2 T Dough enhancer
1/4 cup Wheat Gluten
3 T Yeast
10-12 cups whole wheat flour

Place liquids into Bosch
Add Salt, enhancer and gluten
Place 6 cups flour on top and mix on speed 1 for about 30 seconds
Turn off and add 2 cups flour with yeast on top
Place lid on with middle insert out
Turn on to speed 1 for a few seconds then turn to speed 2
Add flour 1/2 cups at a time until dough pulls away from sides and gathers in the middle.
Let knead on speed 2 for 5 minutes
Divide into 4 and shape into loaves.
Place in greased bread pans
let rise until doubled (20-30 min)
Bake at 350 for 22-27 min

(notice again you don't rise before forming loaves)

"make by hand" whole wheat bread

5 1/2 cups Warm Water
1/2 cup olive/canola oil
1/2 cup honey
3 T  dough enhancer
1/3 c gluten
1 1/2 T Salt
3 Tablespoons
10-11 cups Whole Wheat Flour

Mix Water, Oil, honey, yeast, enhancer, gluten, and 7 cups flour in mixing bowl
Blend well (whisk) and let dough rest 10 minutes to proof the yeast.
Add salt and 3-4 cups flour until a good kneading consistency. 
Turn out onto a floured surface and knead for 12 minutes
Place in an oiled bowl and let rise 1 hour
punch down and shape into 5-6 loaves
place into well-greased bread pans
Let rised until doubled (1 inch above pans)
Bake at 350 for 30 min. 
Remove and cool on rack

What if I can't get dough enhancer and gluten?  In many places in the country it is difficult to find dough enhancer and gluten.  If that is true for you. Try making your own.  There are lots of recipies, here is what Christi does. But feel free to experiment with what you have access too.

I make my own enhancer using 3 cups potato flakes, 1 cup gluten, 1 box unflavored gelatin, 1 box of pectin.  Then I also add 1 egg to my recipe.
I also skip the gluten and just replace 1/2 - 1 cup of the wheat flour with white flour.  (Depending on whether I make 2 or 4 loaves of bread) .  This is because I can't buy gluten in bulk and can't buy enhancer at all.

1 comment:

  1. Went back and looked, the yeast is not in the ingredient list for "make by hand" not bosch.