Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Time to make some bread....

In effort to save money, I'm going to make my own bread. I don't have a bread maker so we're doing this the old fashioned hand. This recipe sounds easy enough and I have all the ingredients. I'll let you know how it turns out....

Classic Whole Wheat Bread


2 tablespoons white sugar
1 tablespoon active dry yeast
3/4 cup warm water
1/4 cup milk
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 cup whole wheat flour
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 egg, beaten

1. In a small mixing bowl, dissolve the sugar and yeast in warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.

2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the yeast mixture with the milk, vegetable oil, whole wheat flour, 1 cup of the all-purpose flour and the salt; beat well. Add the remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, stirring well after each addition. When the dough has pulled together, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes. Oil a large bowl, place the dough in the bowl and turn to coat with oil. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.

3. Grease two 8x4 inch bread pans. Deflate the dough and turn it out onto a lightly floured surface. Divide the dough into two equal pieces and form into loaves. Place the loaves into the pans. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise until doubled in volume, about 40 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

4. Brush the risen loafs with lightly beaten egg. Bake at 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) for 30 minutes, or until the bottom of the loaf sounds hollow when tapped.

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  1. How was it??
    What a great idea. We are eating strictly from Trader Joe's right now to work away from all of the bad things like high fructose corn syrup and such ... and it is a challenging and enjoyable journey. I would love to do bread!

  2. It is really good! The recipe tastes good and it's easy!!!

    The only thing I would change is use butter on top and not the beaten egg. My mom used to use butter and I like it better. Though the egg isn't bad.